Accession Number : ADA294511

Title :   Fixed Ground Antenna Radome (FGAR) Type I/III OT&E Integrations and OT&E Operational.

Descriptive Note : Final test rept.,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Baker, Leonard H. ; Sedgwick, Harold G.

PDF Url : ADA294511

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 180

Abstract : This test report documents the Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) Integration and OT&E Operational testing performed on the Type I/Ill, Fixed Ground Antenna Radome (FGAR). The Type I/Ill FGAR is used with the Air Route Surveillance Radar (ARSR)) -1/2 and AN/FPS military radars. The testing was performed at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Center's Elwood En Route Beacon Test Facility (ERBTF) and the Northwest Mountain Region's Trinidad En Route Radar Facility (TAD), Colorado. The testing included: (1) characterization of the primary and secondary radar's electromagnetic performance, (2) human factors, (3) physical characteristics, and (4) physical performance. The electromagnetic performance testing showed no degradation of the primary or secondary radars; there were no human factor problems found; and only minor problems were identified during the physical characteristics and physical performance tests. The testing determined that the FGAR meets the Operational Suitability and Operational Effectiveness requirements of the FAA.

Descriptors :   *RADOMES, *RADAR ANTENNAS, TEST AND EVALUATION, REQUIREMENTS, GROUND LEVEL, DEGRADATION, PERFORMANCE TESTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, SECONDARY, ELECTROMAGNETIC PROPERTIES, TEST METHODS, RADAR, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, RADAR STATIONS, COLORADO, L BAND, RADAR REFLECTORS.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE