EVALUATION OF A MODEL FOR SYNTHESIZING AIRCRAFT ANTENNA PATTERNS

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) tasked the Electromagnetic Compatibility Analysis Center (ECAC) to determine the impact of aircraft antenna raidiation characteristics on Air Traffic Control Radar System (ATCRBS) performance. An aircraft antenna pattern synthesis model developed by Ohio State University was examined in this report (Task 30, Part 1) to determine its applicability to ATCRBS performance analysis. Using the model as a vehicle, comparatively good patterns (with respect to measured data) were generated for several representative aircraft that employ the ATCRBS transponder. It was concluded that the model is well adapted to this type of application. A subsequent report (Task 30, Part 2) discusses the effect of aircraft orientation, in conjunction with ATCRBS antenna patterns, on ATCRBS performance. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    IIT Research Institute

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  • Authors:
    • Bulawka, A
    • Stover, S
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

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  • Pagination: 101 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176222
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-77-121, ECAE-PR-75-649E
  • Contract Numbers: F19628-78-C-0006
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 2002 12:00AM