Accession Number : ADA115926

Title :   TRACALS Evaluation Report. Special Report. A Procedure for RTT Position Improvement Using Linear Regression Analysis of Glide Slope Structure.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Leister,Harvey J

PDF Url : ADA115926

Report Date : 30 May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : This report presents a method to improve the position of a Radio Telemetering Theodolite (RTT) through an analysis by linear regression of the observed glide path structure of an instrument landing system. A complete derivation of the procedure is also presented, including examples testing the procedure at different glide slope facilities. These tests validated the procedure as well as revealed the limitations of its use. The procedure may be used to establish a permanent optimum RTT location for future use when commissioning new glide slope facilities exhibiting marginal performance and/or requiring Category II operation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Air traffic control systems, *Glide slope, Instrument landings, Glide path systems, Linear regression analysis, Radio telemetry, Theodolites, Test and evaluation, Operational effectiveness

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE