ASDE-2 RELIABILITY IMPROVEMENT STUDY. VOLUME I: OPERATIONAL DATA AND MODIFICATION RECOMMENDATIONS

Eight airport sites and the FAA Oklahoma Depot were visited and surveys conducted to obtain reliability, maintainability and performance data on the ASDE-2 Radar System. The data was analyzed and recommendations for modification to the equipment made based on cost/benefit trade-offs. Three electronic modifications were recommended: modulator, local oscillator, and solid state duplexer modifications. (These modifications have since been accomplished.) To increase the operational utility of the ASDE-2 Radar, a bright display is recommended and, where space permits in the control tower, multiple displays. The report contains detailed information on ASDE-2 reliability/maintainability, operational status, performance, and future ASDE system considerations as of March 1973. The report is in two Volumes: Vol. I: Operational Data and Modification Recommendations and Vol. II: Modulator, Receiver and Indicator Interface Recommendations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, AD-A008 382.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Instruments, Incorporated

    13510 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  United States  75222

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Grover, D N
    • Butler, C N
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 193 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090504
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-445
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM