Accession Number : ADA089115


Title :   The Transportable Measurements Facility (TMF) System Description.


Descriptive Note : Project rept.,


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB


Personal Author(s) : LaFrey,R R ; Laynor,J E ; Nelson,R G ; Sandholm,R G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a089115.pdf


Report Date : 23 May 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 44


Abstract : This report describes the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Transportable Measurements Facility (TMF), a special purpose beacon interrogator patterned after the Discrete Address Beacon Sensor. This van-mounted experimental beacon system includes all ATCRBS/DABS reply processing and monopulse processing, but not other DABS processing. It was developed to collect data at various locations in the United States so that candidate DABS sensor antenna and processing could be evaluated in a real environment. The TMF has been installed and operated at: Logan Airport (Boston); Deer Island, MA (near Logan); Washington National Airport (DCA); Philadelphia Int. Airport (PHL); Clementon, NJ (near Philadelphia); Los Angeles Int. Airport (LAX); Brea, CA(25 miles east of LAX); Salt Lake City, UT (SLC); Layton, UT (near Salt Lake City); Las Vegas Airport (LAS); Green Airport, Warwick, RI. (Author)


Descriptors :   *FIELD TESTS , *TEST EQUIPMENT , *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS , *DISCRETE ADDRESS BEACON SYSTEMS , SIGNAL PROCESSING , MONITORING , ANTENNAS , SITE SELECTION , DATA LINKS , INTERROGATORS , CIRCUIT ANALYSIS


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Air Navigation and Guidance


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE