TRSB MICROWAVE LANDING SYSTEM DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM AT JORGE NEWBERY AEROPARQUE BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

The FAA is conducting operational demonstrations of several TRSB hardware configurations at selected airports in the United States and abroad. The first demonstration was at Cape May, NJ, using the Small Community System. The second demonstration was at Jorge Newbery Aeroparque in Buenos Aires, Argentina, using the Basic Narrow TRSB collocated with UHF/VHF ILS. This system was designed for azimuth proportional guidance +40 degrees about the runway centerline, elevation proportional guidance from 1 degree to 15 degrees, and coverage of at least 20 nautical miles in heavy rain. Most of the flights were in the NASA B-737 terminal configured vehicle which recorded TRSB angle data, together with ground tracking data from radio theodolite and optical television tracking equipment. Flight profiles included completely coupled, descending, curved paths to a close-in intercept (2.0 and 1.1 nautical miles) of runway centerline, followed by autoland and roll-out on runway. Results using the Basic Narrow System are; Can be collocated without adversely affecting ILS performance, The TRSB system required minimal site preparation and installation time; Signal guidance quality appeared to be excellent, Guidance signal quality within ICAO requirements for a 'full capability system' and requirements for FAA proposed 'TRSB Autoland'; The system demonstrated near total immunity to interference from propeller modulation; and With precision DME, the system can be used for noise abatement procedures, including segmented elevation angles and curved approaches. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1977-11-4

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  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176226
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-78-14, FAA-RD-78-14
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 2002 12:00AM