Accession Number : AD0721510

Title :   TACAN/DME Interference to the Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s) : Shaw,N. ; Mautsche,Al ; Ehler,Wayne

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 329

Abstract : The TACAN/DME system of navigation operates in the same frequency band as the FAA Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System (ATCRBS). Historically, there has been interference to ATCRBS from TACAN/DME. Operational significance of the interference has not been treated. The report examines the theoretical and empirical interference phenomena. The report provides predictions of interference, resultant degradation, and channel restrictions necessary to eliminate it. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR BEACONS, RADIOFREQUENCY INTERFERENCE), AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, RADIO EQUIPMENT, RADIO NAVIGATION, DISTANCE MEASURING EQUIPMENT, PREDICTIONS, ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE