Accession Number : ADA311624

Title :   ARSR-4 OT&E Test Plan for the EARTS and MicroEARTS.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : McDonald, Raymond K.

PDF Url : ADA311624

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The Air Route Surveillance Radar Model 4 (ARSR-4) is a state-of-the-art, three-dimensional, long-range unattended radar. The system is being jointly procured by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. Military. This radar will replace aging height-finding and long-range two-dimensional air search radars which are currently in use. Forty-four ARSR-4 systems are scheduled for installation around the coastal United States and in Hawaii, Guam, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. This document defines the overall planning, test activities, and coordination associated with the Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) of the ARSR-4/En Route Automated Radar Tracking System (EARTS) and ARSR-4/Microprocessor En Route Automated Radar Tracking System (MicroEARTS) interfaces. The tests will be performed at the FAA Technical Center, the Mt. Santa Rosa and Mt. Kaala ARSR-4 facilities, and the Guam and Honolulu Center Enroute Radar Approaches (CERAPs). The tests are divided into two major categories: Integration tests and Operational tests. Integration tests include data format verification, capacity and delay tests, and a system performance evaluation. During Operational tests, Air Traffic Control (ATC) personnel will evaluate the effectiveness and suitability of the ARSR-4 when operated with an EARTS or MicroEARTS. Operational questionnaires will address critical performance areas including search, beacon, and weather processing.

Descriptors :   *RADAR TRACKING, TEST AND EVALUATION, UNITED STATES, COASTAL REGIONS, AUTOMATION, WEATHER, DATA MANAGEMENT, VERIFICATION, PERFORMANCE TESTS, STATE OF THE ART, PROCESSING, RADAR, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, INTEGRATION, LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), FORMATS, CUBA, DELAY, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, QUESTIONNAIRES, SEARCH RADAR, HAWAII, AUTOMATIC TRACKING, GUAM.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE