ATC Surveillance/Communication Analysis and Planning.
Quarterly tech summary rept. 1 Sep-30 Nov 73.
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB
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Under Task B, ASR Improvement Program, excellent results were obtained in detecting aircraft embedded in heavy clutter using a coherent S-band radar klystron-equipped FPS-18 coupled to a specially programmed, wide dynamic range, digital signal processor. Initial results were obtained over a small area of the radars coverage. Construction of a full coverage Moving Target Detector MTD with similar properties is nearing completion. Progress under Task D, which provides support to NAFEC programs airborne beacon interference locator ABIL, transponder performance analyzer TPA, and E-Scan, is continuing. Software development of ABIL airborne processing is nearing completion. TPA applications are being defined and experimental data reviewed. Detailed recommendations for E-Scan test goals and procedures have been prepared for antenna pattern measurements. Considerable progress under Task E, Precision Altitude and Landing Monitor PALM, was made during this quarter. The antenna system is being fabricated, and delivery is expected shortly. All other principal components have been received and perform within limits. Modified author abstract
- Air Navigation and Guidance