Accession Number : AD0816495

Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF AIR-TO-AIR RANGE CAPABILITY WITH TACAN EQUIPMENT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AERONAUTICAL ELECTRONIC AND ELECTR ICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Shames, O.

Report Date : 05 JAN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : A modification of the airborne portion of the TACAN system has been developed to obtain bilateral air-to-air range without use of the TACAN ground station. The air-to-air link is established by use of image mode reception, and ranging is made possible by the addition of a transponding function. Maximum use of existing circuits and components affords a self-contained modification requiring no increase in size and no aircraft wiring changes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADIO NAVIGATION, AIR TO AIR, ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY, AIRBORNE, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, RADIO BEACONS, RANGE FINDING, RADIO EQUIPMENT, AIRCRAFT, NAVIGATION, OPERATIONAL READINESS.

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE