Accession Number : AD0715444

Title :   Study of the Performance Characteristics of the Bendix Type DRA-12 Airborne Doppler Radar System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb-Oct 70 on Task 1-70,

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

Personal Author(s) : Mayer,Robert H.

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A study of the performance characteristics of the Bendix Radio type DRA-12 Doppler Navigation System and the General Electric Miniature Heading and Attitude System type A/A24G-26, for the purpose of determining the expected navigation error when flying straight and level, and the expected error as a result of making a standard rate turn at a speed of 200 knots, i reported herein. A profile of the error, while in straight and level flight, is presented to which each 180 degree turn error of 184 feet should be added in quadrature to obtain the expected error at any discrete distance from the doppler reference point. The results of this study are considered useful in determining the extent to which doppler navigation can be applied to the Sabreliner aircraft flight inspection mission. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DOPPLER RADAR, FEASIBILITY STUDIES), (*CIVIL AVIATION, DOPPLER NAVIGATION), PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, COMMERCIAL PLANES

Subject Categories : Commercial and General Aviation
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE