TEST AND EVALUATION OF THE AIRPORT SURVEILLANCE RADAR PERFORMANCE MONITOR

A radar performance monitor developed by Westinghouse to operate with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Surveillance Radar Systems was tested at the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center (NAFEC). Tests were made to determine compliance with design specifications and to evaluate its capabilities and limitations. The equipment as originally designed and configured did not function satisfactorily when operated with the NAFEC Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR-5) due to instabilities inherent in the ASR-5 model. Subsequent tests conducted in the NAFEC ASR-7 testbed demonstrated a capability to satisfactorily monitor normal video figure-of-merit following some reconfiguration, but indicated incompatibilities with regard to radar moving target indicator (MTI) performance. It is recommended that future monitor development consider design changes discussed in this report. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  United States 
  • Authors:
    • OFFI, D L
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-78-36, FAA-RD-78-102
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 2002 12:00AM