Accession Number : AD0787309

Title :   Flight Tests of the Rome Air Development Center Target Enhancing Linear Relay System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Mar 74,

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

Personal Author(s) : Offi,Dominick

Report Date : OCT 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : An aircraft echo-area enhancement device was flight tested at the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center. The device, known as a target enhancing linear relay system was installed aboard a Piper Cherokee 180 aircraft and tracked with the airport surveillance radar-5 test bed. The data was analyzed to determine the extent of improved target detection capability afforded by the enhancer. Flight tests indicated the system was an effective echo-area enhancer when the aircraft was at long ranges in a tail-on aspect, and that performance was affected by antenna shielding problems. It was recommended that development of similar systems be continued, with emphasis on solving possible radiofrequency interference, economic, and antenna problems. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Radar repeaters, *Target detection, Aircraft, Radar targets, Airport radar systems, Search radar, Flight testing

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE