Accession Number : ADA307221

Title :   Fixed Ground Antenna Radome (FGAR) Type II Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) Operational Test (Rockville Beacon Only Site (BOS)).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

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

PDF Url : ADA307221

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : This report documents the Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) Operational testing performed on the Type II, Fixed Ground Antenna Radome (FGAR) First Article. The Type II FGAR is used at Mode Select Beacon System (Mode S) and Air Traffic Control Beacon Interrogator (ATCBI) beacon only sites (BOS). This testing was performed on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Central Region's Rockville BOS Facility (QJM), Nebraska (NE). The testing was limited to electromagnetic performance characteristics evaluation. In conjunction with the FGAR installation, the ATCBI-5 was replaced with a Mode S. Electromagnetic performance data was collected for evaluation by the Minneapolis (ZMP), Denver (ZDV), and Kansas City (ZKC) Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC). The testing showed no degradation of the antenna electromagnetic patterns. The testing determined that the FGAR meets the Operational Suitability and Operational Effectiveness requirements of the FAA.

Descriptors :   *RADOMES, *RADAR BEACONS, TEST AND EVALUATION, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, RADAR ANTENNAS, ANTENNA RADIATION PATTERNS, ANTENNA ARRAYS, INTERROGATORS, FALSE TARGETS, SEARCH RADAR.

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE