THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGNAL DATA CONVERTER FOR AN AIRPORT VISIBILITY MEASURING SYSTEM

This report briefly describes the evolution of the FAA/NBS Runway Visual Range RVR transmissometer system into a breadboard Airport Visibility Measuring System (ARVIS) which has been laboratory tested and which will undergo field tests at the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center (NAFEC) in Atlantic City, NJ during 1975. Appendix I of this report documents in detail the development of a Signal Data Converter Unit (SDCU) as a replacement for the SDCU used in the FAA/NBS RVR system. Appendix II describes an analog computer for calculating RVR.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Charles Stark Draper Lab., Inc. See also report TSC-FAA-72-1, AD-744873.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Ingrao, H C
    • Yaffee, M
    • Cartwright, M F
    • MADDEN, P
    • Desai, M
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 221 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199076
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TSC-FAA-74-20 Final Rpt., FAA-RD-75-65
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1980 12:00AM