Accession Number : AD0756604

Title :   ATC Surveillance/Communication Analysis and Planning.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly technical summary 1 Sep-30 Nov 72.

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Report Date : 01 DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : FAA funded ATC Surveillance/Communication Analysis and Planning activities during the period 1 September to 30 November 1972 are reported. Items reviewed include: (1) analyses of S/C requirements, near-miss/collision data, desirable weather data processing and display systems, recorded data from an operational ATCRBS/ARTS-3 site, (2) a quasi-step-scan radar technique potentially capable of improving the clutter-rejection performance of existing ATC radars, and (3) the status of a test program to obtain and analyze data on the effects of cyclically switching between transponder antennas. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *AVIATION SAFETY), SEARCH RADAR, AIRPORT RADAR SYSTEMS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, RADAR BEACONS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TERMINAL AREAS

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE