Accession Number : AD0717183

Title :   Microwave Landing Guidance Systems Initial Concept Validation Tests.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH COLUMBUS LABS

Personal Author(s) : Ruck, George T.

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The report outlines in a very general sense an Air Force microwave landing guidance system concept-validation program. This is to provide the necessary background for the bulk of the report which is concerned with an identification of the critical areas of the RTCA signal format and system description, and some initial tests designed to validate some of the critical features of the RTCA format. The initial tests addressed are laboratory and field tests that can be conducted with standard laboratory equipment and/or equipment currently under procurement by AFFDL. These tests are concerned with those critical areas of the RTCA format that can be validated without flight testing and without requiring special purpose test hardware other than that which will be available early in 1971. Initial flight tests necessary for validating certain elements of the guidance system have not been specifically discussed since the initial laboratory and field tests must be conducted in order that meaningful flight test plans can be prepared and the flight test data analyzed. Some discussion is also given of the facilities required for the conduct of a validation test program. Since facility procurement often involves long lead times, the required facilities must be identified as early as possible. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LANDING AIDS, INSTRUMENT LANDINGS, MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, DISTANCE MEASURING EQUIPMENT, C BAND, K BAND, SCANNING, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING.

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE