INVESTIGATION OF THE REFLECTED RADAR-BEACON REPLY PROBLEM AT THE NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA, EN ROUTE RADAR SITE

An investigation was made to determine the cause of a split radar-beacon reply problem that existed in the system. It was concluded from this investigation that the terrain in the vicinity of the North Platte facility together with the radar beacon directional antenna that was installed at the facility were responsible for the split radar-beacon reply problem. An improved radar beacon directional antenna, that utilized the ARSR-2 radar reflector, was designed, fabricated and tested at NAFEC to reduce beacon radiations below the horizon. This antenna was afterward installed and tested at the North Platte facility. The results of the testing at the North Platte facility showed that the new antenna design had eliminated the split radar-beacon reply problem. From the results of the testing at North Platte, it was concluded that this antenna could be used at other en route radar facilities to eliminate existing propagation problems. (Modified author abstract)

  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Spingler, G F
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 70 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057664
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-73-36 Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM