Accession Number : AD0744900

Title :   ATC Surveillance/Communication Analysis and Planning.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly technical summary rept. no. 3, 1 Mar-31 May 72.

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Report Date : 01 JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : FAA funded ATC Surveillance/Communication Analysis and Planning activities during the period 1 March to 31 May 1972 are reported. Radar design criteria for enhanced surveillance data continuity are discussed. Particular emphasis is given to the use of Doppler derived aircraft velocity to prevent track swapping at track intersections and to the attributes required of an optimum signal processor. Initial phases of test planning and investigations of the problems related to switched airborne antennas are described. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *DOPPLER RADAR), DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, RADAR CLUTTER, AIRCRAFT ANTENNAS, RUNWAYS, RADAR TRACKING

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE