Accession Number:

AD0766590

Title:

Evaluation of a Terrain Proximity Warning System (Downward Looking Radar) for Possible Enhancement of Flight Safety.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Mar-May 73,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The objective of this effort was the evaluation of an airborne Ground Proximity Warning System GPWS. This device uses, as its primary control parameter, absolute height above the ground terrain, as determined by an airborne radio radar altimeter. The evaluation was based on the following 1 A review of published reports and brochures. 2 A review and analysis of available industry flight test data. 3 A review and analysis of all FAA certification tests concerning the GPWS.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE