Accession Number : AD0763328

Title :   Feasibility Analysis of an Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System (ATCRBS) Based Surface Trilateration Surveillance System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun-1 Sep 72,

Corporate Author : MITRE CORP BEDFORD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Vinatieri,John D.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 232

Abstract : Analysis indicates there are feasible methods for achieving surveillance of vehicles on the airport surface by means of time-of-arrival measurements of the vehicle's ATCRBS Transponder reply at three or more receiver sites. The report contains a definition of an ATCRBS based surface surveillance system, analyses of various problems and techniques to achieve a satisfactory data acquisition subsystem, and criteria for conducting a test program for further verification of feasibility and design.

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *RADAR BEACONS), (*AIRPORT RADAR SYSTEMS, RADAR BEACONS), RADAR TRACKING, SURFACE TARGETS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, TRANSPONDERS

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE