Operational tests were performed on the Airport Surface Detection Equipment (ASDE)-3 radar. Three teams of air traffic controllers, two per team, with current field ASDE-2 experience, were used as test subjects. The controllers were from the Eastern and New England Regions. These tests were conducted to determine the extent to which the ASDE-3 met requirements as presented by the Air Traffic Service and what the controllers' opinions were of the radar. Tests conducted were: airport surface coverage, capability, target detection as a function of speed between aircraft and aircraft to obstruction resolution, target size and shape determination, standing target heading, and runway clearance. (Author)

  • 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:
    • Dvorsky, L A
    • Swezeny, A J
    • Hartz, E R
  • Publication Date: 1981-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00337857
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-CT-81-6, FAA-RD-81-2
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2003 12:00AM