Accession Number:

AD0642716

Title:

VHF TRANSCEIVERS FOR LOW-ACTIVITY AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWERS.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

Laboratory, operational, and subjective tests were performed to determine performance capability and to investigate the communications coverage area of a solid-state, low-powered one watt transceiver for air traffic control communications at low-activitylow-cost air traffic control facilities and as possible emergency backup equipment, with self-contained antenna, for operation within the cab of airport control towers. Results of the test effort indicated that it was feasible to use low-powered transceivers and standard FAA antennas to provide ATC communications at low-activity ATCTS. Additionally, it was determined that adequate communications coverage, with negligible antenna pattern deterioration, was obtained when the low-powered transceiver and self-contained whip antenna were operated inside a tower cab. The report contains recommendations to develop a low-powered, portable, all solid-state transceiver, designed to operate on primary power and self-contained rechargeable batteries. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE