Accession Number : ADA116403

Title :   Fiber Optics Remoting of Terminal Radar and Beacon Signals.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 80-May 81,


Personal Author(s) : Oliver,Robert G

PDF Url : ADA116403

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : This report discusses the study phase of the terminal radar-beacon fiber optics remoting project. Fiber optics technology is discussed and applied to the remoting of airport surveillance radar (ASR) and air traffic control beacon interrogator (ATCBI) video and control signals. The requirements of this system are outlined and an engineering model, using multiplexed and nonmultiplexed video transmissions, is specified for installation at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Center. Tests to be conducted on this system are briefly outlined. Cost estimates are presented as well as suggested sources of supply fort the fiber optic components. The interface to the ASR and ATCBI systems is described. It is recommended that the system be built by the technical center. A schedule for completion of the remainder of the project is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fiber optics, *Airport radar systems, *Remote systems, Surveillance, Terminal flight facilities, Radar beacons

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE