TEST AND EVALUATION OF THE RADAR VIDEO DATA PROCESSOR.
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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The Radar Video Data Processor RVDP processes primary and secondary raw radar information to derive aircraft position and to extract identity and altitude code information. The processed data are in digital format and are remoted over narrow-band telephone lines. Detailed tests of the RVDP detection criteria did not reveal any unexplainable deviations from detection theory. The on-line tests indicated that system sensitivity and track-thru-clutter capability compared favorably with unprocessed radar data remoted by conventional wide-band systems. In the course of the test program certain modifications were incorporated into the RVDP, and at the conclusion of the test program other modifications were recommended. It is concluded that the RVDP represents a suitable design for the reliable detection and processing of primary and secondary radar information for the National Airspace System. Author
- Air Navigation and Guidance
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment