Accession Number : AD0696977

Title :   FLIGHT TEST PLAN FOR AIRCRAFT COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM. PHASE II TESTS AT NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER.

Corporate Author : BENDIX CORP BALTIMORE MD BENDIX RADIO DIV

Report Date : 30 NOV 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : Flight tests were conducted on the Aircraft Collision Avoidance system (CAS). It is an altitude-range device employing the ground reflection method to obtain range data. An airborne unit has been added to provide instantaneous performance of the threat computation, to actuate an alarm, and to indicate the direction and magnitude of an escape maneuver. The purpose of the flight tests was to evaluate the CAS research model to show the capability of the system concept and to determine the system's performance limitations.

Descriptors :   (*AVIATION SAFETY, AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT), (*AVIATION ACCIDENTS, WARNING SYSTEMS), TRANSMITTER RECEIVERS, AIRCRAFT ANTENNAS, RADAR EQUIPMENT, RANGE(DISTANCE), ALTIMETERS, STANDARDS, FLIGHT TESTING

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE