The radar chain comprises a number of elements including the radar acquisition system (sensors, digital extractors and data transmission units), the radar data processing system and radar display system. The systems under investigation generally include radar chain elements which are installed and maintained by either Eurocontrol or one of the Air Traffic Control Administrations of the Eurocontrol member states. Eurocontrol has developed a number of evaluation tools which enable the evaluation of the critical elements of the Radar Data Processing Chains. The evaluated information includes the radar plot and track reliability and the relative and absolute positional accuracy. The quantification of these critical system parameters provides a performance basis on which the day-to-day operation of the air traffic service may be established within the safety limits of the system. It sets a minimum performance standard of the maintenance of the system and provides a means which indicates where system improvements may increase the integrity and reliability of the air traffic service.

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  • Pagination: p. 243-247

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  • Accession Number: 00188561
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: n 77CH1271-6 AES
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM