EVALUATION OF A TERRAIN PROXIMITY WARNING SYSTEM (DOWNWARD LOOKING RADAR) FOR POSSIBLE ENHANCEMENT OF FLIGHT SAFETY

The objective of this effort was the evaluation of an airborne Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS). This device uses, as its primary control parameter, absolute height above the ground (terrain), as determined by an airborne radio (radar) altimeter. The evaluation was based on the following: (1) A review of published reports and brochures. (2) A review and analysis of available industry flight test data. (3) A review and analysis of all FAA certification tests concerning the GPWS.

  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  USA 
  • Authors:
    • SHRAGER, J J
  • Publication Date: 1973-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050773
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-73-56 Intrm Rpt
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM