Accession Number : AD0773711

Title :   Test and Evaluation of the Level 1 Beacon Automated Radar Terminal System (ARTS III).

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Feb-Jul 73,

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

Personal Author(s) : Holtz,Martin

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 127

Abstract : The report describes the test and evaluation that was conducted to determine the performance characteristics of the Level 1 Beacon Automated Radar Terminal System (ARTS III). A test bed was established to record ARTS III beacon target replies and reports on digital tape. Computer programs were preapred to process the digital tapes and to provide statistical data defining system performance. Technical tests were conducted to determine the characteristics of the ARTS III quantizer, bracket and code pulse recognition logic, and garble detection logic. In addition, the performance of the software code validation and target detection algorithms was established. Operational tests were conducted to determine the effect that a storage tube defruiter had on system performance. The test and evaluation program established the baseline standards of performance for the ARTS III System. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Air traffic control terminal areas, Radar beacons, Automation, Data processing, Data transmission systems, Signal processing

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE