Accession Number : AD0729372

Title :   Operational Evaluation of the Bright Radar Microwave Remoting System,

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 70-Feb 71,

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

Personal Author(s) : Wright,Enoch H.

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : An operational evaluation to determine the capability of a bright radar microwave remoting system to provide operationally useful radar data in a satellite control tower was conducted in the Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida area. The microwave equipment consisted of a 15 GHz microwave transmitter and receiver and two 6-foot parabolic antennas. The St. Petersburg/Clearwater Air Traffic Control Tower used a pre-production model of a BRITE-I display with a 16-inch cathode ray tube (Bright Radar Indicator Tower Equipment) display for the first half of the evaluation and a BRITE-II display for the last half. A daily log was maintained to record any deterioration of display quality and also to record rain and thunderstorm activity. Air traffic control personnel at the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Tower completed questionnaires during and after the study. It was concluded that the bright radar microwave remoting system is capable of providing operationally useful radar information on BRITE-I/BRITE-II displays in a satellite airport tower and that the system was reliable during the rainfall periods in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. It was further concluded that the microwaved system was capable of providing radar data in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Tower Cab equal in quality to that provided by the primary BRITE system in the Tampa Tower. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRPORT RADAR SYSTEMS, *MICROWAVE RELAY SYSTEMS), RADAR EQUIPMENT, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, ACCEPTABILITY

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE