Accession Number : AD0739256

Title :   Test and Evaluation of a Portable Scanning Beam Guidance System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 68-Jun 70,

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

Personal Author(s) : Bencivenga,Vincent L.

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : A portable scanning beam guidance system was installed and tested at 28 field locations. The sites selected were located at 16 different airports in the eastern United States and were known to be difficult instrument landing system (ILS) sites. The system was tested both as a glide slope and as a localizer. The system was installed, calibrated, and initially aligned without the need for extensive flight testing to verify system performance. Results are reported, largely in oscillogram form. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LANDING AIDS, *MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT), (*ALL WEATHER AVIATION, LANDING AIDS), GLIDE PATH SYSTEMS, CIVIL AVIATION, RADIO SCANNING, TERRAIN, INSTRUMENT LANDINGS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS)

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE