Development Program Advanced Integrated Landing System (AILS).
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The report describes the design, development, and field and flight tests of an all-weather landing system developed for the FAA. This system, which uses scanning microwave antennas, provides precision azimuth, elevation, and range guidance information to equipped aircraft, and also provides aircraft space position information to a ground monitor radar console. This report provides basic design information on the system and the various units that make up the system. A description of the delivered equipment is also presented. Various tests that were conducted with the equipment, in order to indicate conformity with the contract specification, are also described. The report concludes that the objectives of the development and test program to provide highly accurate space position data for guidance and control of approaching and landing aircraft to touchdown were met. It recommends that more extensive accuracy tests be conducted, that operational tests be started, that further system analysis be performed, and that specifications be prepared and procurements be initiated for next generation equipments. Author
- Commercial and General Aviation
- Air Navigation and Guidance