EXPERIMENTS WITH THE RVR-CONVERTER AT DIFFERENT CONDITIONS OF BACKGROUND LUMINANCE

EXPERIMENTEN MET DE RVR-CONVERTER BIJ VERSCHILLENDE ACHTERGRONDHELDERHEDEN

Runway visual range (RVR) values were determined, under varying background luminance conditions, using the RVR converter. The measurements were made to compare the dependency of the RVR on both the transmission of light through the atmosphere and the background luminance under night, day, and twilight conditions. Some theoretical aspects of the RVR concept are dealt with and the components and operation of the RVR converter are described. The measured RVR values are compared with the values specified by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI). It is concluded that under daylight and twilight background luminance conditions the measured values are in good agreement (within 50 m) with the KNMI specifications. At night there is a good agreement between 400 and 1000 m; above 1000 m RVR the maximum deviation is 150 m.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

    297 Utrechtseweg
    De Bilt,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Cannemeijer, F
    • Dejongh, J P
  • Publication Date: 1976

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151570
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: KNMI-WR-76-3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM