Accession Number : AD0775313

Title :   ATC Surveillance/Communication Analysis and Planning.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly tech summary rept. 1 Sep-30 Nov 73.


Report Date : 01 DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Under Task B, ASR Improvement Program, excellent results were obtained in detecting aircraft embedded in heavy clutter using a coherent S-band radar (klystron-equipped FPS-18) coupled to a specially programmed, wide dynamic range, digital signal processor. Initial results were obtained over a small area of the radar's coverage. Construction of a full coverage Moving Target Detector (MTD) with similar properties is nearing completion. Progress under Task D, which provides support to NAFEC programs airborne beacon interference locator (ABIL), transponder performance analyzer (TPA), and E-Scan, is continuing. Software development of ABIL airborne processing is nearing completion. TPA applications are being defined and experimental data reviewed. Detailed recommendations for E-Scan test goals and procedures have been prepared for antenna pattern measurements. Considerable progress under Task E, Precision Altitude and Landing Monitor (PALM), was made during this quarter. The antenna system is being fabricated, and delivery is expected shortly. All other principal components have been received and perform within limits. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Air traffic control systems, Airport radar systems, Search radar, Digital systems, Processing equipment, Radar signals, Signal processing, Radar clutter, Landing aids, Monitors, Airborne

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE