Accession Number : ADA001347

Title :   Potential Benefits to the Scanning Beam Microwave Landing System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : URBAN SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The report examines the potential benefits of a scanning beam microwave landing system (MLS). The weather benefits estimated in Potential Economic Benefits of Fog Dispersal in the Terminal Area are examined using sensitivity analysis. This analysis reveals that the most important variable to refine in improving the benefit estimates is the value of passenger time. It is then recommended that passenger interviews are the best way to obtain the information necessary to refine the estimate of the value of time. Six areas of non-weather benefit which are frequently attributed to a MLS are examined. Facilities and circumstances which are needed in addition to a MLS are identified.

Descriptors :   *Landing aids, Microwave equipment, Beams(Radiation), Scanning, Benefits

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE