THE TRANSPORTABLE MEASUREMENTS FACILITY (TMF) SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

This report describes the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Transportable Measurements Facility (TMF), a special purpose beacon interrogator patterned after the Discrete Address Beacon Sensor. This van-mounted experimental beacon system includes all ATCRBS/DABS reply processing and monopulse processing, but not other DABS processing. It was developed to collect data at various locations in the United States so that candidate DABS sensor antenna and processing could be evaluated in a real environment. The TMF has been installed and operated at: Logan Airport (Boston); Deer Island, MA (near Logan); Washington National Airport (DCA); Philadelphia Int. Airport (PHL); Clementon, NJ (near Philadelphia); Los Angeles Int. Airport (LAX); Brea, CA(25 miles east of LAX); Salt Lake City, UT (SLC); Layton, UT (near Salt Lake City); Las Vegas Airport (LAS); Green Airport, Warwick, RI. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Linclon Laboratory, 244 Wood Street
    Lexington, MA  USA  02420-9180

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • LAFREY, R R
    • Laynor, J E
    • Nelson, R G
    • Sandholm, R G
  • Publication Date: 1980-5-23

Media Info

  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326290
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ATC-91, FAA/RD-79-111
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA72WAI-261
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 11 2002 12:00AM