Accession Number : AD0822445

Title :   TACAN RELIABILITY STUDY.

Descriptive Note : Interim engineering rept. on Phase 1,

Corporate Author : ARINC RESEARCH CORP ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s) : Boring, George ; Peterson, K. M.

Report Date : 31 MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 270

Abstract : This report on Phase I of a TACAN system study describes current TACAN system problems following ten years of system operation. Primary parts of the system (including test equipment, etc.) were analyzed separately, and the system also has been analyzed in its entirety to determine the collective effects of component deficiencies. Performance data were collected at six Air Force Bases on systems involving many types of aircraft. Technical deficiencies were identified in virtually every part of the system and were found to be associated, in many cases, with faulty installation, maintenance, or calibration procedures. A number of recommendations are presented herein for the improvement of the TACAN system, in both technical and management areas, and corrective actions currently being implemented as a result of Phase I activities are described. Major conclusions derived from the Phase I efforts are that dependable and reliable TACAN service can be obtained through the prompt application of certain management procedures, equipment modifications, and system improvements; and that a central TACAN management agency is a necessity for continued TACAN effectiveness. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADIO NAVIGATION, *RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), SIMULATORS, TEST EQUIPMENT, RADIO EQUIPMENT, AIRBORNE, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, CALIBRATION, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, FAILURE(ELECTRONICS), AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, ANTENNAS, TEST METHODS, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, TABLES(DATA), MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL.

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE