Accession Number : ADA325954

Title :   Fixed Ground Antenna Radome (FGAR) Type II Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) Operational Test (Lihue Terminal Radar Facility).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

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

PDF Url : ADA325954

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 94

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 installed at a terminal radar facility. The Type II FGAR is used at: (1) Mode Select Beacon System (Mode S) and Air Traffic Control Beacon Interrogator (ATCBI) beacon only sites (BOS), and (2) selected terminal radar facilities which experience severe environmental conditions. This testing was performed on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Western-Pacific Region's Lihue Terminal Radar Facility (LIH), Hawaii (HI) The testing was limited to electromagnetic performance characteristics evaluation and human engineering tests. Electromagnetic performance characteristics data were collected by the Honolulu Combined Center/Radar Approach Control (CERAP) ZHN. The testing showed the FGAR did not degrade the antenna electromagnetic patterns. The human engineering test showed that the FGAR Zenith Service Hatch Assembly mounted equipment can be maintained by FAA environmental technicians. The testing determined that the FGAR meets the Operational Suitability and Operational Effectiveness requirements of the FAA.

Descriptors :   *RADOMES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE, ANTENNA RADIATION PATTERNS, AIRPORTS, HAWAII, RADAR BEACONS.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE