Accession Number : ADA263665

Title :   Runway Visual Range (RVR) Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) Integration and OT&E Operational Test Report.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECH- NICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Benner, William E. ; Carty, Thomas C. ; Goslin, Joseph J. ; Ware, Bruce E.

Report Date : APR 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : The Operational Test and Evaluation (OT and E) Integration and OT and E Operational testing of the Runway Visual Range (RVR) was conducted at the Kansas City International (MCI) Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) in Kansas City, MO, and at the Kansas City (ZKC) Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) in Olathe, KA. The purpose of this test was to verify National Airspace System (NAS) integration requirements of the subsystems and the operational effectiveness of the RVR within the NAS environment. This report addresses the results of OT and E testing and the results of integration and operational testing of the RVR Maintenance Data Terminal (MDT) and RVR/ Maintenance Processing System (MPS) interface requirements. Testing of the Tower Control Computer Complex (TCCC) and the Automated Surface Observation System (ASOS) NAS subsystems was deferred. It was concluded that the New Generation RVR requires corrections and/or modifications to satisfactorily meet integration and operational requirements. The New Generation RVR should not be deployed until the deployment-critical issues detailed in this report are resolved and successfully retested. The principal concerns pertain to (1) personnel safety, (2) product integrity during an equipment failure, and (3) accuracy of the visibility product. It is further recommended that all regression testing take place using the RVR and MPS operational baseline software.... Runway Visual Range (RVR), Maintenance Processing System (MPS), Operational Test and Evaluation (OT and E), National Airspace System (NAS).

Descriptors :   *RUNWAYS, *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TERMINAL AREAS, ACCURACY, AIRPORTS, COMPUTERS, CONTROL CENTERS, CORRECTIONS, DEPLOYMENT, ENVIRONMENTS, FAILURE, INTEGRATION, INTERFACES, INTERNATIONAL, KANSAS, MAINTENANCE, MODIFICATION, OBSERVATION, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, PERSONNEL, PROCESSING, REQUIREMENTS, SAFETY, SURFACES, TERMINALS, TEST AND EVALUATION, TOWERS, URBAN AREAS, VISIBILITY.

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE