TRSB MICROWAVE LANDING SYSTEM DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM AT JOHN F. KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK, U.S.A

The TRSB system demonstration at JFK in December 1977 was installed on Runway 13L and consisted of a 1 phased array azimuth subsystem, a 1.5 elevation subsystem with an antenna of the Rotman lens design, and a precision L-Band DME. A new laser tracker, previously untried in the field, was provided for precise aircraft position data, but due to calibration survey errors and data processing software problems, the tracker data was considered unusable. However, TRSB airborne recordings are available for several flights and provide a useful data output. During the operational demonstrations, national and international observers in the NASA B-737 aircraft flew the "Canarsie approaches", under fully coupled and manual flight conditions to touchdown and rollout. These demonstrations highlighted the important capability of MLS to provide precision guidance over complex approach paths to a busy international airport.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center

    Federal Aviation Administration
    Atlantic City, NJ  USA  08405
  • Publication Date: 1978-1-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 135 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180841
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-78/16 Final Rpt., FAA-NA-78-16
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM