Flight Test and Evaluation of MDEC (McDonnell Douglas Electronics Corporation) Collision Avoidance System.
Final rept. Jan-Oct 75,
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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This report covers the test and evaluation of commercial and general aviation versions of airborne collision avoidance system ACAS equipments which are candidates for selection in a National Standard Collision Avoidance System. The CAU collision avoidance unit and Mini-CAS were evaluated for their communications range, reliability, synchronization, and their ability to provide timely and correct advisories Tau 2 and maneuver commands Tau 1. In addition, range and range rate accuracy and display reliability were analyzed. Based on these studies, it is concluded that the CAU and Mini-CAS equipments perform the collision avoidance function as described in ANTC 117. The report also summarizes the operation of the ground and airborne equipment, along with brief descriptions of the aircraft installation, test instrumentation, flight test outline, and the various problems encountered during the evaluation. Author
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