This report presents the findings of a cost/benefit analysis of the deployment of a new Limited Surveillance Radar (LSR). An LSR is an inexpensive, single channel, short-range (about 20 miles), primary radar for use at approach control facilities which cannot economically justify an Airport Surveillance Radar/Radar Beacon System (ASR/RBS). An LSR can also be used in tower cabs to aid in VFR operation where a BRITE display is not feasible due to coverage limitations dictated by obstructions or distance from the parent radar facility. The study is preliminary in that it is brief and uses rough estimates and assumptions for both benefits and costs. Its purpose is to give a gross estimate of the current deployment potential of the LSR and to aid in decisions regarding further system analysis, development, and testing. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Rempfer, P S
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169476
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-ASP-77-10 Final Rpt., TSC-FAA-77-16
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM