Accession Number : AD0708455

Title :   EXPERIMENTATION WITH THE TERMINAL-CONFIGURED RADAR VIDEO DATA PROCESSOR.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 69-Mar 70,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s) : Chapman,Clifford

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : Experimentation with a Radar Video Data Processor within a terminal-radar environment was accomplished at the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center to obtain data pertinent to the functional requirements and specifications for terminal-radar digitizers. Test results related to detection, resolution, and position-reporting of aircraft targets were equivalent to design considerations. The limited dynamic range of the radar video precluded optimum operation of the scan-correlated quantizer insofar as reducing the excessive message processing rates that prevailed in areas of heavy precipitation. Specific features that were effective in the selective reduction of the message processing rates were the automatic clutter eliminator, run length discrimination and sensitivity time control functions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, DATA PROCESSING), (*DATA PROCESSING, AIRPORT RADAR SYSTEMS), RADAR CLUTTER, VIDEO SIGNALS, DETECTION, ACCURACY, RESOLUTION

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE