ASSESSMENT OF THE PERFORMANCE OF AN ACTIVE ATCRBS MODE FOR BEACON COLLISION AVOIDANCE

The active ATCRBS Mode of BCAS was tested in a NAFEC airborne test bed. After conducting many flights for purposes of the system shakedown, design refinement, and the setting of parameters, a series of detailed data collection flights was run. The report presents first, the results of approximately 100 one-on-one aircraft encounters in which the ability of BCAS to give a proper maneuver command was examined; second, the results of one and one-quarter hours of data on targets-of-opportunity in the environment of the Washington, D.C. TCA; and third, an examination of flights with a controlled target aircraft in the airspace near NAFEC to explore the effects of antenna coverage. A comparison is made between the results obtained in Washington, those from NAFEC flights, and those from simulated scenarios fed into the operating processor. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    MITRE Corporation

    Bedford, MA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • SPENCER, N A
    • Ebert, P M
    • Moses, L T
  • Publication Date: 1977-10-28

Media Info

  • Pagination: 133 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169240
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTR-7645, FAA-RD-77-151
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA69NS-162
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 2002 12:00AM