Accession Number : ADA315996

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

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

PDF Url : ADA315996

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 63

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 test 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 IIIb visibility; and (b) Problems currently having interim work-around solutions be resolved with permanent corrections. This volume contains a summary of the retest and specialized tests performed during the aforementioned period.

Descriptors :   *AIR SPACE, *VISIBILITY, *RUNWAYS, *NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, TEST AND EVALUATION, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, CORRECTIONS.

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE