SLANT VISUAL RANGE (SVR)/APPROACH LIGHT CONTACT HEIGHT (ALCH) MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: EVALUATION IN FOG

Systems with potential for predicting SVR/ALCH were tested at the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center (NAFEC), Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Atlantic City, New Jersey. These systems' estimation of the slant path transmittance were compared to data being generated by NBS transmissometers located at several levels on nearby 160-foot towers. The transmittance values predicted by the systems being evaluated were used to compute RVR and SVR data. The results of these computations were compared to the actual RVR-SVR calculated based upon NBS transmissometer measurement. The report contains data on the stratification of the fogs observed at NAFEC during the test duration. Pilot eye response is considered with emphasis on techniques of determining the pilot's adaptational level. The pilot's adaptation level calculation is combined with (1) the extinction rate measurements, (2) pilot's eye response and (3) the geometry of the scenario in order to form ALCH and SVR algorithms. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Supersedes report dated Jan 74, AD-777 307.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ammunition Depot

    Crane, Indiana,    

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    ,   USA 
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 134 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00071877
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Phase 2 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM