AN EMC ANALYSIS OF THE PROPOSED ASDE-3 AIRPORT SURFACE DETECTION EQUIPMENT RADAR

This report addresses the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) between Airport Surface Detection Equipment (ASDE-3) radars to be located at major U.S. commercial airports and the communications-electronics equipments near proposed ASDE-3 sites. Three types of the environmental equipments are considered: ground-based equipments, aircraft landing systems, and airborne equipments. Predicted interfering signal levels are compared against established receiver interference thresholds to determine interference problems, and frequency management techniques are identified as potential solutions to the problems. It is determined that the recommended solutions are applicable regardless of whether ASDE-3 operates in the single-frequency or the frequency-agile mode. A follow-on study is recommended to determine the extent of ASDE-3 radar interference to certain classes of military airborne radars operating in the same frequency band. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    IIT Research Institute

    ECAC Building
    Annapolis, MD  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Preis, JGJ
    • Malicka, T
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 64 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176234
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-77-183 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: F19628-78-C-0006, DOT-FA70WAI-175
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM