Flight Tests of the Rome Air Development Center Target Enhancing Linear Relay System.
Final rept. Jan-Mar 74,
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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An aircraft echo-area enhancement device was flight tested at the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center. The device, known as a target enhancing linear relay system was installed aboard a Piper Cherokee 180 aircraft and tracked with the airport surveillance radar-5 test bed. The data was analyzed to determine the extent of improved target detection capability afforded by the enhancer. Flight tests indicated the system was an effective echo-area enhancer when the aircraft was at long ranges in a tail-on aspect, and that performance was affected by antenna shielding problems. It was recommended that development of similar systems be continued, with emphasis on solving possible radiofrequency interference, economic, and antenna problems. Modified author abstract
- Air Navigation and Guidance
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment