Accession Number : ADA266322
Title : ATCRBS Reply Environment at Memphis International Airport
Descriptive Note : Project rept.
Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB
Personal Author(s) : Kaminsky, Arnold D ; Hollister, Katherine M ; Brennan, Martin J
Report Date : 28 May 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 39
Abstract : This report demonstrates, through data and analysis, how the airport environment can affect ATCRBS surveillance. The, Lincoln Laboratory ATCRBS monopulse Processing Subsystem was used to collect reply data at Memphis International Airport during March 1991. These data show a correlation between aircraft density, potential reflectors, and ATCRBS reply integrity. The number of replies has been shown to be directly related to multipath from reflecting surfaces, including taxiing aircraft. Additionally, it is shown that conditions can exist during which not all of the replies from ATCRBS equipped aircraft can be processed when forming target report measurements. Finally, it is shown that the bunching of replies in both time and space can introduce reply decoder overloading. ATCRBS, Surveillance, Memphis.
Descriptors : *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS , *AIRPORTS , DENSITY , MEASUREMENT , ENVIRONMENTS , TIME , CORRELATION , INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS , SURVEILLANCE , TAXIING , DECODERS , REFLECTORS , NUMBERS , INTERNATIONAL , LABORATORIES , SURFACES , AIRCRAFT , PROCESSING , TARGETS
Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
Air Navigation and Guidance
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE