Accession Number : ADA310697

Title :   Fixed Ground Antenna Radome (FGAR) Type VNl Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) Operational Test Final Report.

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 : ADA310697

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : This report documents the Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) Operational testing performed on the Type V/VI, Fixed Ground Antenna Radome (FGAR) First Article. The Type V/VI FGAR replaces the original radome at Air Route Surveillance Radar (ARSR) - 3 sites. This testing was performed on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Southern Region's Newport, Mississippi (MS) ARSR-3 En Route Radar Facility (QNM). The testing was limited to electromagnetic performance characteristics evaluation. Electromagnetic performance data was collected by the Memphis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) (ZME), the only ARTCC which receives Newport ARSR-3 En Route Radar Facility (QNM) data. The testing showed no degradation of the antenna electromagnetic patterns. The testing demonstrated that the FGAR meets the Operational Suitability and Operational Effectiveness requirement of the FAA.

Descriptors :   *RADOMES, GROUND LEVEL, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, DEGRADATION, ELECTROMAGNETIC PROPERTIES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, RADAR ANTENNAS, ANTENNA RADIATION PATTERNS, RADAR STATIONS.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE