Accession Number : AD0738680

Title :   Evaluation of the 1968 FAArDOD Beacon Flight Test in New York.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AIL DEER PARK N Y

Personal Author(s) : Lella,Richard L.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 199

Abstract : The study examine beacon test data taken by FAA/DOD during a 4-hour flight over the New York area. The object was to develop methods of processing the data and to extract information characterizing the performance of the beacon system. Parameters used to evaluate performance include scan reliability. probability of a missed report, classification of misses according to cause, code errors, spurious target reports, and range azimuth accuracy estimation. For data available on magnetic tape, computer programs were developed to tabulate beacon malfunctions. Techniques were developed to estimate the probable cause of a malfunction. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *RADIO BEACONS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FLIGHT TESTING, TRANSPONDERS, ACCURACY, DATA PROCESSING, NEW YORK

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE