Accession Number : ADA331655

Title :   Mode S Beacon System Enroute Configuration Interim Beacon Initiative (IBI) Mode Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) Test Report

Descriptive Note : Technical note

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Starkman, Joseph J. ; Karitis, Paul

PDF Url : ADA331655

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : This document reports the findings of the operational evaluation tests conducted on the Interim Beacon Initiative (IBI) mode, enroute configuration of the Mode Select Beacon System (Mode S) . The tests were conducted at the Parker radar facility in Denver, Colorado, site of the first enroute Mode S system delivery. The Mode S system under test was a fully configured, dual-channel sensor having all required external interfaces connected to actual National Airspace System (NAS) equipment. A combination of system optimization, surveillance performance evaluation, and operational suitability testing were performed as part of this Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&S) effort. Test goals were to ensure proper operation of the Mode S sensor in IBI mode for an enroute configuration, while integrated with appropriate NAS equipment. The tests were conducted in accordance with procedures for OT&E stated in FAA Order 1810.4B. The format of this test report is in accordance with FAA-STD-024b.

Descriptors :   *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *SEARCH RADAR, *RADAR BEACONS, TEST AND EVALUATION, OPTIMIZATION, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, RADAR RECEIVERS, RADAR STATIONS, DUAL CHANNEL.

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE