DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW COST SECONDARY AIRPORT LIGHTING SYSTEM.
BERGEN RESEARCH ENGINEERING CORP TETERBORO N J
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Low capital cost of a lighting system for VFR night operations at secondary airfields can be achieved using a three-fold design approach. This design approach employs pulsed incadescent lamps in place of xenon flash tubes, and substitutes fluorescent lights for steady burning incandescent sources when feasible. In addition, it sizes wind indicators to the legibility needs of typical secondary airport operations. The major components of the lighting system described include runway edge lights, steady burning approach and threshold lights, wind tee, rotating beacon, glide slope indicator, and obstruction lights. A field test of the prototype is recommended to evaluate the operational usefulness of the low cost lighting. Also recommended, is the initiation of a new wind indicator design, based on the minimum resolution of wind speed and direction needed for secondary airport operations. Author
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