Accession Number : ADA304523

Title :   Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) Operational Test Procedures for Type V/VI Fixed Ground Antenna Radome (FGAR).

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

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

PDF Url : ADA304523

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The objectives of Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) testing are to verify the Fixed Ground Antenna Radome (FGAR) does not degrade the electromagnetic performance of the Air Route Surveillance Radar (ARSR)-3 and Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System (ATCRBS) antenna patterns, and that it meets the other criteria specified in the OT&E Test Plan and the Test and Evaluation (T&E) Master Plan (TEMP) Test Verification Requirements Traceability Matrix (TVRTM). The first Type V/VI FGAR will be installed at the Newport, Attala County, Mississippi (MS) ARSR-3 En Route Radar Facility (QNM) and is considered a First Article. The OT&E Operational testing will be limited to electromagnetic performance testing using 'live' primary (ARSR-3) and secondary (beacon) aircraft (targets of opportunity) radar data. These data will be collected and analyzed by the Memphis (ZME) and Houston (ZHU) Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC). (The Houston ARTCC (ZHU) is not presently receiving data from the Newport ARSR-3 En Route Radar Facility (QNM).

Descriptors :   *RADOMES, *RADAR ANTENNAS, TEST AND EVALUATION, GROUND LEVEL, AIRCRAFT, VERIFICATION, ELECTROMAGNETIC PROPERTIES, TEST METHODS, RADAR, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, ANTENNA RADIATION PATTERNS, RADAR STATIONS, MISSISSIPPI.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE