TRSB MICROWAVE LANDING SYSTEM DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM AT CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY, U. S. A

The Small Community (SC) TRSB MLS built by the Bendix Corporation was demonstrated at the Cape May County Airport, September 27 to October 8, 1977. The SC system provides proportional guidance over an azimuth sector of + or - 10 degrees about the runway centerline with clearance signals out to + or - 40 degrees. Proprotional guidance is provided in elevation from 2 degrees to 11 degrees. Fly-down clearance is provided from 11 degrees to 15 degrees. System coverage is at least 20 nautical miles in heavy rain. Demonstration flights were conducted using a DC-6 and a 'Twin Otter'. Data were collected utilizing a radio theodolite. Results of these tests indicate: (1) The system required minimal site preparation and installation time; (2) The system was subjectively determined to have very good guidance characteristics; (3) The 'Small Community System' exceeds its design specifications; (4) For this airport and runway, guidance signal quality is well within ICAO requirements for a 'reduced capability system'; and (5) The 'Small Community' TRSB configuration path and course signal structure meets Category II ILS requirements. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1977-10-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176232
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-78-13, FAA-RD-78-13
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 2002 12:00AM