EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENT OF ATCRBS

The report discusses the operational performance of the FAA ATCRBS system, as determined from data extracted from the ARTS III digital processing system. Data was gathered from several sites including Andrews Air Force Base, (Md.), Logan International Airport (Boston, Mass.), and McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas, Nevada). Quantitative performance data, as well as discussion of the problem area and possible techniques and procedures for its solution, are provided in the areas of weak/broken targets, false targets, synchronous garble, interference, erroneous decoding, improper defruiter operation, and in sufficient angular resolution. A discussion of improvements that can alleviate some of the deficiencies of today's secondary radar (ATCRBS) system is included. (Author)

  • Availability:
  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report on ATC Surveillance/Communication Analysis and Planning.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Lincoln Laboratory

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Lexington, MA  USA  02173
  • Authors:
    • Cameron, A G
    • Pruslin, D H
  • Publication Date: 1973-10-31

Media Info

  • Pagination: 226 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054416
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • ISBN: FAA-033-241-062
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ATC-16 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: F19628-73-C-0002, DOT-FA72WAI-242
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1974 12:00AM