Accession Number : ADA191241

Title :   Cessna 172 MLS (Microwave Landing System) Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS) Approach Data Collection and Processing Data Report.

Descriptive Note : Technical note Jun 86-Jun 87,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Pugacz, Edward J

PDF Url : ADA191241

Report Date : Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 207

Abstract : This report documents the approaches portion of the Fixed Wing Microwave Landing System (MLS) Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS) data collection and processing project using a Cessna 172 (C-172) aircraft. This is one part of the Fixed Wing MLS TERPS data collection and processing program being performed at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Center. The program was undertaken to collect flight test data in various aircraft to establish a data base for development of MLS TERPS criteria. Data were collected during both missed approaches and landings using glideslopes of 3 deg, 4 deg, and 5 deg with all flights being tracked by ground based tracking systems. Statistical processing was performed on both the airborne and tracker data, and various graphical plots were produced. The processed data were delivered to AVN-120 for inclusion in the MLS TERPS criteria development data base.

Descriptors :   AIRBORNE, TRACKING, DATA ACQUISITION, DATA BASES, FIXED WING AIRCRAFT, GRAPHICS, PLOTTING, MICROWAVE LANDING SYSTEMS, PROCESSING, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, AIRCRAFT, DATA BASES, DATA ACQUISITION, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, FLIGHT TESTING, GROUND LEVEL, TRACKING, PROCESSING, INSTRUMENTATION

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE