The Moving Target Detector (MTD) II, a sophisticated radar processor, was evaluated to determine its capability to provide improved radar detection in an air traffic control (ATC) environment. The MTD II was installed on one channel of an airport surveillance radar (ASR-7) at Burlington, Vermont. The major objective of testing was to compare the performance of the MTD II with that of the ASR-7 Moving Target Indicator (MTI). This report concentrates on the comparative probability of detection, false alarm rate, MTI improvement factor, subclutter visibility, dynamic range, velocity response, and the simultaneous flight test results of the two systems. Comparison of the MTD II to the MTD I system is made when necessary to show major improvements or deficiencies in the MTD II design. The results of the tests have shown that the MTD II provides surveillance capabilities superior to those of the ASR-7/MTI. (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:
    • Goodchild, W
  • Publication Date: 1981-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 52 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00346156
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-CT-81-31, FAA-RD-81-57
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 29 2003 12:00AM