Performance and Flight Tests of the Type I Flight Inspection Monitor (FIM-I).
Interim rept. for Aug 75,
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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Performance tests were conducted by the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center NAFEC on the air traffic control radar beacon system ATCRBS type I flight inspection monitor FIM-I. The FIM-I equipment was then installed on a NAFEC test aircraft for limited flight testing in the mid-Atlantic states. Software was developed for data reduction and postflight analysis to evaluate the performance of the FIM-I equipment. Laboratory performance tests showed that the equipment met contract specifications. Flight test data showed a deficiency in performance on signals near minimum trigger level sensitivity, but since these were a small percentage of the total data, the interrogation environmental information obtained was eminently useful and informative. It is concluded that the equipment performance deficiency should be corrected and that additional data analysis software is required prior to effective utilization of FIM-I for ATCRBS monitoring. Author
- Air Navigation and Guidance
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment