FAA Category III Instrument Landing System: A Ground Equipment Development Overview
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICE
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Federal Aviation Administration, Systems Research and Development Service VHFUHF Category III Instrument Landing System development efforts have resulted in the establishment of operational Category IIIA ILS at various airports in the United States. Significant efforts and results are summarized. Major differences between the FAA MARK III ILS and other types of ILS are pointed out. Reliability aspects, the Far Field Monitor, the Maintenance Monitor and the ILS Monitor Precision Calibrator as part of the Category III ILS development are presented. Existing lightning problems and efforts to resolve these are covered. Report serves to provide a broad single picture of SRDS interrelated Category III ILS development activities to date.
- Air Navigation and Guidance