Accession Number : AD0718988

Title :   Investigation and Test for a Future Solid-State Terminal VOR Facility.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 69-Jan 71,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Mickey, Wesley O.

Report Date : FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : The report provides technical information from the test at NAFEC, FAA, Atlantic City, New Jersey, of an available commercial 10-watt solid-state VOR to assist in preparing specifications for a future type terminal VOR facility. The investigation included low altitude flight tests by NAFEC project aircraft, ground checks, remote receiver monitoring, and the FAA standard SAFI flight inspection system at high altitude. A conclusion was that solid-state is practical and provides stability and reliability with less requirement for maintenance only if special care is given to design of circuits such as in certain areas pointed out in the report. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADIO NAVIGATION, RADIO EQUIPMENT, VERY HIGH FREQUENCY, AIRPORTS, DIRECTION FINDING STATIONS.

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE