ANALYSIS OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL RADAR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

The report examines the role of radar in the Upgraded Third Generation ATC System relative to the surveillance requirement for various categories of controlled airspace. It concludes that the retention of ATC radars solely for weather data does not appear desirable in the long term and the possibility exists that development and deployment of radar systems specifically for the detection of weather may be required. Radar surveillance for ATC in the enroute environment may only be required at selected locations by the mid 1980's; therefore research and development efforts on enroute radars should be limited to that required to support the Operating Services in the correction of field problems. Radar surveillance for the terminal environment will be required at most locations on a continuing basis into the foreseeable future; therefore research and development of advanced terminal radar techniques and systems should be continued.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Coonley, K E
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092134
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-74-191
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM