DESIGN STUDY REPORT. EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF PWI/CAS INTERROGATOR-TRANSPONDER TECHNIQUES. VOLUME I,
SPERRY GYROSCOPE CO GREAT NECK N Y
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The design study is the first task of an overall program to evaluate the feasibility of compatible Pilot Warning IndicatorCollision Avoidance System PWICAS interrogator-transponder techniques. The techniques are cooperative and provide both PWI and CAS levels of airborne collision prevention capability - compatible in terms of transmitted signals. The PWI level provides a display of the relative position of a nearby intruder for the pilots evaluation. The CAS level incorporates the logic for threat evaluation, providing an indication of the appropriate evasive maneuver where required. A minimum level can also be provided, consisting of the cooperating element, or transponder, only. Compatibility is achieved by the use of a common cooperating element at all levels, which assures the proper operation of any level in an encounter with any other. The report is divided into two basic parts. The first, which constitutes the main body of the text, contains a general description of the basis and results of the design investigation. The second part, which is a set of appendices, provides supporting detail for the various sections of the first part.
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