Accession Number:

AD0773335

Title:

Empirical Assessment of ATCRBS.

Descriptive Note:

Final project rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

226.0

Abstract:

The report discusses the operational performance of the FAA ATCRBS system, as determined from data extracted from the ARTS III digital processing system. Data was gathered from several sites including Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Logan International Airport Boston, Mass., and McCarran International Airport Las Vegas, Nevada. Quantitative performance data, as well as discussion of the problem area and possible techniques and procedures for its solution, are provided in the areas of weakbroken targets, false targets, synchronous garble, interference, erroneous decoding, improper defruiter operation, and in sufficient angular resolution. A discussion of improvements that can alleviate some of the deficiencies of todays secondary radar ATCRBS system is included. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE