Accession Number : AD0710577

Title :   LIVE TESTS OF TOWER CAB RADAR APPROACH CONTROL PROCEDURES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 69-Apr 70,

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

Personal Author(s) : Bradley,J. Roy , Jr. ; Milligan,Hugh D.

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The project was conducted primarily to determine the operational feasibility of using Bright Radar Indicator - Tower Equipment (BRITE-1) as a display to provide all standard radar services from low density control tower cabs and secondarily to delineate BRITE-1 installation and maintenance requirements involved with the tower cab radar approach control operation. Two BRITE-1 displays were installed in a control tower along with appropriate radio and interphone equipment. The approach control operation was then moved from the terminal radar control (TRACON) room to the tower cab where all radar services were provided, on a test basis, for a 60-day period. Results indicate that it is feasible, and desirable, to provide all standard radar services from the tower cab, at low density radar facilities, using the BRITE-1 display. BRITE-1 installation and maintenance requirements involved with the tower cab radar approach control concept were determined and documented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GROUND-CONTROLLED APPROACH RADAR, *TELEVISION DISPLAY SYSTEMS), RADAR EQUIPMENT, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE