Eight major U.S. civilian airports were visited and data on the surface material of all sizable buildings visible from the runways were obtained. This information is catalogued. It is only with the aid of such information that we can address issues such as the likelihood of a system performance changes due to polarization, pattern control and coverage control. A total of 93 buildings and 123 surfaces are included and the breakdown between the various surfaces is as follows: 74 surfaces were corrugated; 17 surfaces were cinder block; 16 surfaces were brick; 9 surfaces were concrete; and, 5 surfaces were smooth metal. Of the 74 corrugated surfaces 18 were of the "flat" variety, 34 were one of five sub-categories and the remaining 22 needed 15 sub-categories for classification.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Linclon Laboratory, 244 Wood Street
    Lexington, MA  United States  02420-9180

    Department of the Air Force

    Washington, DC  United States  20330

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Shnidman, D A
  • Publication Date: 1975-12-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 85 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-75-195 Proj. Rpt., ATC-58
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA74WAI-461, F19628-76-C-0002
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1976 12:00AM