Accession Number:

ADA030379

Title:

An Investigation of Pseudo ILS

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Jan 1975-31 May 1976

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION

Report Date:

1976-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

157.0

Abstract:

The overall objective of the MARCOR Radar Landing Systems program at Georgia Tech over the past four years has been to analyze the performance of aircraft landing systems of interest to the Navy. The work described herein was directed specifically toward investigating theoretically and experimentally the utility of the Pseudo ILS concept. The investigation consisted of a design and implementation of the Pseudo ILS concept using an ANTPN-8 precision approach radar supplied by the Marine Corps and a Republic Industries special data link. The report includes the following items 1 a description of the pseudo ILS concept, 2 a presentation of the simulation analysis used to determine appropriate design parameters, 3 a detailed description of the design and construction of the Tracking Unit and Interface Unit, and 4 a presentation of the flight test results. Feasibility of the concept was demonstrated with flight test results showing sufficiently small closed loop errors for Mode II landings, Sensitivity of the results to various test parameters were not obtained due to limited time and funds. Several areas are recommended for further study.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE