Accession Number : ADA295813

Title :   Mode S Beacon System Terminal Configuration Performance Test Report.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Alimenti, Raymond J.

PDF Url : ADA295813

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 130

Abstract : This document reports the findings of the performance tests conducted on the terminal configuration of the Node S Beacon System. The tests were conducted at the FAA Technical Center using the first article system from the Node S production contract. The Node S system under test was a fully configured dual channel system having all required external interfaces connected to actual NAS equipment. A combination of live aircraft and simulated targets were used in the test conduct and data collection. The tests were conducted in accordance with the Node S Naster Test Plan (DoTIFAA/CT-88128) and the Node S Performance Test Plan (DOTIFAA/CT-Th 90124). The test goals are to characterize the performance of the Node S system in key areas and to establish a baseline from which to evaluate future changes.

Descriptors :   *TARGET DETECTION, *SEARCH RADAR, *BEACONS, DEGRADATION, PROBABILITY, AIRCRAFT DETECTION, DATA LINKS, AZIMUTH, SURVEILLANCE, RADIOFREQUENCY, FALSE TARGETS, JITTER.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE