Accession Number : ADA315944

Title :   New Generation Runway Visual Range (RVR) Final Operational Test and Evaluation Report. Volume 2.

Descriptive Note : Technical note, Mar 92-Jun 94,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Benner, William ; Carty, Thomas ; Jones, Michael

PDF Url : ADA315944

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 211

Abstract : This report summarizes Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) activities for the New Generation Runway Visual Range (RVR) system. Testing consisted of an initial OT&E, seven individual retests and several specialized tests. DOT/FAA/CT-TN92/37 provides results of the initial OT&E conducted in March 1992. This document summarizes results of seven retests as well as specialized tests conducted from August 1992 through June 1994. The purpose and intent of OT&E was to verify RVR National Airspace Requirements (NAS) and to verify the operational effectiveness and suitability of the RVR within the NAS environment. At the completion of the retest and specialized test efforts results indicated that the most significant sensor and system problems had been resolved via permanent design changes as well as interim 'work-arounds.' It was recommended that the RVR system be deployed nationally under the following conditions: (a) Additional data be obtained indicating RVR performance during Category IIlb visibility; and (b) Problems currently having interim work-around solutions be resolved with permanent corrections. This volume contains appendices A through G referenced in Volume I.

Descriptors :   *VISIBILITY, *RANGE(DISTANCE), *RUNWAYS, TEST AND EVALUATION, REQUIREMENTS, CLOUDS, MEASUREMENT, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, SNOW, FOG, AIR SPACE, HIGH DENSITY, ACOUSTIC MEASUREMENT, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNITS, NIGHT FLIGHT, MARKER LIGHTS, ELECTRICAL MEASUREMENT, CORRECTIONS, LANDING LIGHTS, SNOW REMOVAL.

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE