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Tests of the Vega Aircraft Radar Enhancing System (VARES).
Final Rept. Nov 71-Oct 72,
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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A cross-band radarbeacon system, designed to operate within the constraints of the Airport Surveillance RadarAir Traffic Control Beacon Interrogator ASRATCBI environment was evaluated at the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center NAFEC. The equipment, known as the Vega Aircraft Radar Enhancing System VARES was tested to determine technical as well as operational characteristics. The VARES equipment, as originally designed, was not electrically nor mechanically compatible with the ASRATCBI system, nor with the aircraft available at NAFEC. With proper modifications, the system provided an increased radar detection capability. In addition, limited tests indicated evidence of possible interference with the ATC Beacon System. Author
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