RADAR ENHANCEMENT OF SMALL AIRCRAFT IN THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC) SYSTEM

An investigation was undertaken to develop and determine the practicality of small aircraft radar enhancement devices. This report discusses the detection capability of present radars as well as an analysis and evaluation of passive radar enhancement devices and active radar enhancement devices. The report concludes that passive enhancement devices are not practical and that active enhancement devices are too costly when compared to the existing Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System (ATCRBS) transponders.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Turnbull, D H
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 425 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093341
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-75-98 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1976 12:00AM