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.
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- SHRAGER, J J
- Publication Date: 1973-8
- Pagination: 27 p.
- TRT Terms: Aeronautics; Airborne navigational aids; Altimeters; Aviation safety; Civil aviation; Flight tests; Proximity detectors; Radar devices; Reviews; Warning systems
- Identifier Terms: U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
- Old TRIS Terms: Faa; Flight instruments; Gpws ground proximity warning systems; Ground proximity warning systems
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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