Accession Number : AD0783184

Title :   ATC Surveillance/Communication Analysis and Planning.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly Technical Summary 1 Mar-31 May 74.

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Report Date : 01 JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : FAA-funded ATC Surveillance/Communication Analysis and Planning activities during the period 1 March to 31 May 1974 are reported. Under the airport surveillance radar improvement program, several changes to the FPS-18 radar were completed to improve its stability under variable prf conditions. The digital interfaces to the NOVA computer were finished and put into operation. System tests commenced and demonstrated good aircraft detection when operating on all but the zero-velocity filter. Correction of this problem is under active investigation. Precision altitude and landing monitor system tests were conducted. Some initial data were in good agreement with theoretical predictions; some in gross disagreement. Investigation disclosed a problem in two of the five antennas, and this is being corrected. Test results are reported. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Air traffic control systems, Airport radar systems, Search radar, Radar clutter, Target acquisition, Moving target indicators, Antennas, Electronic scanners, Landing aids, Monitors

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE