IN-SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS AND MODERNIZATION OF ALL COMPONENTS OF THE INSTRUMENT LANDING SYSTEMS. VOLUME II. SECTION XI AND XII

This final report covering over three-years' work on ILS improvement and alternative uses gives results of Ohio University's evaluation of localizer and glide-slope systems emphasizing antenna and monitor performance, terrain effects and the effects of obstructions. Also, details of analyses and flight evaluations of Alford and Hollins localizer systems are provided together with findings during evaluations of the Watts Mark 1, 2, and 3 endfire, glide-slope systems. Technical results of developement and evaluation work on the FAA-suggested techniques for determining range-rate and position during approach using the localizer signal are given. Non-destructive ILS system fault testing techniques are described, as is a plan for development of an airport systems control/display facility. Further, special devices and techniques for use in ILS field work such as a mini-laboratory for collection of airborne data, digital data collection system, time domain reflectometry, and mathematical modeling to predict localizer and glide slope performance and facilitate setups are discussed. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, AD-A074 425.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio University, Athens

    3 Canterbury Drive
    Athens, OH  United States  45701

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 865 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00304737
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EER-35-1, FAA-RD-78-112-2
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA75WA-3549
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 15 2002 12:00AM