FAA-funded ATC Surveillance/Communication Analysis and Planning activities during the period 1 March to 31 May 1974 are reported. Under the airport surveillance radar improvement program, several changes to the FPS-18 radar were completed to improve its stability under variable prf conditions. The digital interfaces to the NOVA computer were finished and put into operation. System tests commenced and demonstrated good aircraft detection when operating on all but the zero-velocity filter. Correction of this problem is under active investigation. Precision altitude and landing monitor system tests were conducted. Some initial data were in good agreement with theoretical predictions; some in gross disagreement. Investigation disclosed a problem in two of the five antennas, and this is being corrected. Test results are reported. (Modified author abstract)

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    • Quarterly Technical Summary.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Linclon Laboratory, 244 Wood Street
    Lexington, MA  United States  02420-9180
  • Publication Date: 1974-6-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057968
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • ISBN: FAA-033-241-062
  • Contract Numbers: F19-28-73-C-0002, DOT-FA72WAI-242
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 1974 12:00AM