National Plan for Development of the Microwave Landing System.
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C
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A plan for the development of a new civilmilitary microwave landing system MLS is presented. It delineates the five 5 year program of integrated activity deemed necessary to provide a MLS that meets the wide range of user operational requirements set down by RTCA SC-117. Included in the plan are two interdependent and complementary activities 1 an industry oriented systems development program designed to produce prototype equipments for flight test and evaluation and, finally, production specifications at the earliest possible data and 2 a concurrent series of supporting government programs, to be undertaken by DOTDODNASA, which will include validation efforts independent of the industry program, investigations of sub-system concepts and techniques, performance of flight tests and system evaluation efforts, and application of the microwave guidance system to the requirements of the individual users. Special emphasis is placed on the need for expeditious development of a MLS basic design that will utilize a standard signal structure and feature highly flexible modular building-block concepts that will facilitate its being appropriately configured to meet the complex requirements for full scale all weather automatic landings on the one hand, and the lesser requirements of general aviation users on the other. Author
- Air Navigation and Guidance