TRSB MICROWAVE LANDING SYSTEM DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM AT NAIROBI, KENYA

The operational demonstration at Embakasi International Airport serving Nairobi, Kenya, was the ninth in a series of TRSB worldwide demonstrations. Previous demonstrations of the TRSB 'Small Community System,' the most economical TRSB configuration, were held at five other sites in the United States, Central America, Europe, and West Africa. The system was flown to Nairobi in an FAA Boeing 727 testbed aircraft and installed on the same runway as a commissioned ILS. Data acquisition and operational demonstration flights were flown with the FAA B-727 aircraft over a period of 5 days (February 20-24, 1978). During the flights, a radio telemetry theodolite and an optical electronic tracker were used for aircraft space-position data. Flight profiles included straight-in approaches at various elevation angles, level runs at 1500-feet altitude on centerline, and + or - 10-degrees offsets, and 10-nautical mile partial orbits at 3500-feet altitude. Results of the flight tests indicate that the performance of the TRSB 'Small Community System' was within the U.S. Phase III Program design requirements, the ICAO 'reduced capability system' requirements, and the ICAO 'full capability system' requirements. The TRSB system installation did not adversely affect the ILS. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176236
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-78-22, FAA-RD-78-22
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 2002 12:00AM