Evaluation of STOL Modular Instrument Landing System (MODILS).
Final rept. May 70-Jul 71,
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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The FAA procured two modular instrument landing system MODILS ground stations for short take-off and landing STOL operational evaluation. MODILS operates at 5.2 GHz C-band solid-state transmitter, providing localizer and glide slope signals, from a common site, for approach guidance to aircraft equipped with a MODILS receiver. Proportional guidance is provided from 3 degrees to 12 degrees elevation and about plus or minus 30 degrees in azimuth. The pilot may select his glide slope angle in increments of 0.1 degrees, and one of three localizer courses parallel to runway centerline, 2 degrees skew one side and 6 degrees skew the other side. The pilot may also select his indicator sensitivities. An integral distance measuring equipment DME is included which provides readouts to 0.01 nmi. The system provides good quality guidance signals to adequately support Category I type 200-foot decision height operations. Author
- Air Navigation and Guidance