DISTANCE MEASURING EQUIPMENT TRAFFIC-LOADING CAPACITY INVESTIGATION

This phase of the project was performed in response to a letter from Acting Chief, Navigation and Landing Division, ARD-300, dated January 17, 1980, under Project 81, tactical air navigational aid (TACAN)/distance measuring equipment (DME) Systems Support 042-306 TACAN/DME Maintenance/Sustaining Engineering. The project was performed to determine the cause of loss of DME service at the O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois, and the Stapleton International Airport very high frequency omnidirectional radio range tactical air navigational system (VORTAC), Denver, Colorado. This report covers the findings of the traffic counts of the O'Hare DME and Stapleton VORTAC. The results show that these systems were being interrogated at rates in excess of the systems' capacities. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Rept. no. FAA-RD-71-109, AD-737 038.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Airport Technology Research and Development Branch
    Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • Postel, H
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 73 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00328262
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-CT-80-41, FAA-RD-80-100
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 12 2002 12:00AM