Accession Number : ADA183153

Title :   Heliport Critical Area Flight Test Results.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Billmann,Barry R. ; Webb,Michael M. ; Morrow,John G. ; Gallagher,Donald W. ; Wolf,Christopher J.

Report Date : FEB 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 145

Abstract : The development of the microwave landing system (MLS) has resulted in the need for several different flight tests to optimize the utility of MLS. One such series of tests were designed to define criteria for siting MLS antennas at heliports. Due to the unique maneuver capabilities and the limited real estate available at heliports, flight tests were also conducted to determine the airspace and real estate surrounding the MLS antennas which must be protected when the MLS is sited at heliports. The need for this protected region is to guarantee signal coverage and quality. Based on the test flight results conducted at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Center, a minimum region (surrounding the MLS antennas and signal monitor poles) which must be protected is identified. Keywords: Helicopter, Instrument Approaches.

Descriptors :   *MICROWAVE LANDING SYSTEMS, *HELIPORTS, AIR SPACE, ANTENNAS, HELICOPTERS, APPROACH, INSTRUMENT LANDINGS, MONITORING, POLES(SUPPORTS), SIGNALS, ANTENNAS, FLIGHT TESTING, MANEUVERS, TEST AND EVALUATION, MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE