This report analyzes the deployment cost for different visibility measuring systems necessary to satisfy CAT 1, 2, and 3 operations. The analysis is based on airport operational requirements and data for commercially available visibility measuring equipment. Estimated deployment schedules of visibility measuring equipment for the FY76-FY85 period are developed. Visibility equipment requirements for each runway category are identified. Eight (8) selected airports are analyzed for their existing visibility equipment, future plans and estimated requirements. Cost comparisons of various alternatives are performed for typical visibility measuring systems. Commercially available visibility measuring equipment relevant to airport operation are listed and described. Specification and performance characteristics as well as cost factors are considered. The deployment cost for the SVR system which may become operational in the next few years is investigated. The deployment cost for the airport visibility system (ARVIS) developed by TSC as well as modification kits for the FAA/NBS transmissometer system are analyzed. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Ingrao, H C
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 229 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00150788
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-76-170 Final Rpt., TSC-FAA-76-20
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-765
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM