MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSES OF ASR-4 SYSTEM ERROR. PART I. OVERVIEW

The positional accuracy of aircraft radar targets as displayed in an air traffic control airport surveillance radar system (ASR-4) was sought as one of the inputs essential for determining aircraft separation standards. Using radar track input from the Atlantic City, New Jersey, ASR-4, the radar targets of two test aircraft executing flight patterns of varying relative spacing were photographed as displayed in both beacon and primary radar modes on scan-converted and PPI displays. The displayed positions were related to simultaneous precision track from single-target instrumentation radars (EAIR and TAIR) to derive error measures for range, azimuth, and separation. The extensive analysis program employed a 'least-squares' analysis of variance.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Part 2, AD-766 609.
  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  USA 
  • Authors:
    • BUSCH, A C
    • Bradbury, P
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

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  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090000
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-74-55 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM