Accession Number : AD0750828

Title :   Transcribed Pilot Report (PIREP) Broadcast System, Test and Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 71-Jul 72,

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

Personal Author(s) : Dong,James G.

Report Date : OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The report presents results of an automatic transcribed pilot report (PIREP) system fabricated at the National Aviation Facilities EXPERIMENTAL Center (NAFEC). The system used an off-the-shelf endless loop tape recorder which was integrated in the Flight Service Station/Very High Frequency Omnirange configuration at selected sites. Live operational tests were accomplished to determine equipment deficiencies and operational suitability for consideration of expanding the PIREP concepts to other sites. From the operational tests, the concept was not adopted because of pilot apathy to transmitting PIREPS.

Descriptors :   (*WEATHER COMMUNICATIONS, RECORDING SYSTEMS), DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, POWER SUPPLIES, WIRING DIAGRAMS, POWER AMPLIFIERS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), AVIATION SAFETY

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE