Accession Number : AD0463942


Title :   AIRFIELD TELEVISION CONTROL CENTER MOBILE UNIT EVALUATION


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR TEST FACILITY LAKEHURST NJ SHIP INSTALLATIONS


Personal Author(s) : Byrnes, D L ; Snedaker, D G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/463942.pdf


Report Date : 06 May 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : This report presents results of evaluation of Ampex Corporation's Airfield Television Control Center Mobile Unit. This equipment was used to monitor F-104G aircraft launchings and F-104G and A-4B aircraft arrestments from a SATS matting strip site. The system incorporates magnetic-tape recording and playback capability of video and audio information. There are three television cameras in the system: One manned television camera, mounted on the roof of the trailer, has planning and zooming capabilities; a second automatic camera is located in a pit on centerline of matting with an up-and-down mirror and glide- slope presentation capability; pertinent data recorded by a third camera, located in the trailer, can be superimposed simultaneously on the monitors with the output of either the manned camera or the automatic runway centerline camera. An infrared detector system is used to automatically lower the centerline camera mirror when infrared radiation from an aircraft's exhaust is detected. Raising and lowering the mirror can also be accomplished by either the LSO or television console operator.


Descriptors :   *LANDING AIDS , TEST METHODS , NAVAL AIRCRAFT , MOBILE , TELEVISION CAMERAS , VIDEO SIGNALS , MAGNETIC TAPE , MAGNETIC RECORDING SYSTEMS , TELEVISION EQUIPMENT , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , ACOUSTIC SIGNALS


Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE