TEST AND EVALUATION OF THE BEACON PROCESSING SUBSYSTEM OF THE AUTOMATED RADAR TERMINAL SYSTEM (ARTS III) ALL-DIGITAL TRACKING LEVEL SYSTEM

The report describes the test and evaluation conducted to determine the performance of the beacon processing subsystem (BPS) of the Automated Radar Terminal System (ARTS III) all-digital tracking level system. A test bed was established to perform an evaluation of the level-one ARTS III system in fiscal year 1973. This included development of statistical reduction programs to provide summary data defining system performance. The level-one beacon ARTS III report (FAA-RD-73-182) contains the results and conclusions of that study from which a baseline standard of performance has been established. The test bed and reduction program interface were modified to accommodate the improved beacon data acquisition subsystem (BDAS). Technical tests were conducted using special test equipment to determine the characteristics of the improved BDAS and improved software. These tests included wide pulse detection, garble detection, code validation, processor loading, probability of detection, false alarm rates, and defruiter performance.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Jan 74, AD-773 711.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center

    Federal Aviation Administration
    Atlantic City, NJ  USA  08405
  • Authors:
    • Holtz, M
    • Schoenthal, M
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 295 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143179
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-75-98 Final Rpt., FAA-NA-75-46
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1978 12:00AM