Accession Number : ADA449049
Title : Environmental Assessment - Construct a Ground-to-Air Transmitter and Receiver (GATR) Facility at Grand Forks Air Force Base
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : 319 CIVIL ENGINEER SQUADRON GRAND FORKS AFB ND
Report Date : 06 Jun 2006
Pagination or Media Count : 88
Abstract : The United States Air Force (USAF) proposes to construct a Ground-to-Air Transmitter and Receiver (GATR) facility on Grand Forks Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota. The Communication Squadron is preparing to install new GATR communication antennas and systems, for tactical aircraft control and commercial air traffic control. The antennas are used to provide quick deployment and high-bandwidth communications in remote, hard-to-reach areas. These systems allow operators in central locations to communicate with aircraft operating in the locale where the ground-to-air center is deployed. The system is designed for unattended operation. The purpose of the proposed action is to construct a Ground-to-Air Transmitter and Receiver (GATR) facility at Grand Forks AFB. A ground to air transmitter and receiver facility is required for regional military/commercial communications between air traffic controller and pilots during the launching and recovering of aircraft. Combining the UHF/VHF transmitter and receiver sites into one consolidated facility minimizes the footprint on the airfield and reduces long term cost of maintaining separate facilities.
Descriptors : *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS , *RECEIVERS , *TRANSMITTERS , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *TACTICAL AIRCRAFT , HIGH FREQUENCY , ANTENNAS , ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY , SURFACE TO AIR , NORTH DAKOTA , GRAND FORKS , COMMERCIAL COMMUNICATIONS , VERY HIGH FREQUENCY , AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS , LAUNCHING , MILITARY APPLICATIONS , DEPLOYMENT , PILOTS
Subject Categories : Aircraft
Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Air Navigation and Guidance
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE