Accession Number : AD0786207

Title :   Certification Test Procedures for Aircraft Approach Control AN/SPN-41.

Corporate Author : NAVAL ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS TEST AND EVALUATION DETACHMENT PATUXENT RIVER MD

Report Date : 01 FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Aircraft Approach Control AN/SPN-41, composed of shipboard and airborne equipments, can be used as an independent landing aid or as a Mode I monitor on AN/SPN-42 equipped carriers. In order to satisfactorily accomplish this monitoring, each piece of equipment must operate within allowable tolerances. The tests are designed to provide the criteria for initial and periodic checks of the system to ensure operation within acceptable limits. There are three categories of certification tests. Category I tests are the basic equipment tests. Category II tests are pierside flights to check the system alignment and correlation of the AN/SPN-41 with the AN/SPN-42, the AN/SPN-35, and the FLOLS (Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System). Category III tests are the at-sea flight tests using aircraft equipped to record data.

Descriptors :   *Radar landing control, Aircraft carriers, Approach, Test equipment, Carrier controlled approach radar

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE