Accession Number:

ADA046758

Title:

Computer Simulations of ATCRBS Processing Equipment for Use with the Aims and Transient Effects Performance Prediction Models.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

IIT RESEARCH INST ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

Computer models of Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System ATCRBS processing equipment have been developed for use with the Transient Effects and ATCRBS IFF MARK XII System AIMS Performance Prediction Models. The computer programs include simulations of FAA defruiters, the analog decoder, and automated processing equipment such as the ANFYQ-47 Common Digitizer, the Automated Radar Terminal System ARTS III, and the ANTPX-42 processor set. The Transient Effects PPM is a pulse-by-pulse simulation of ATCRBS operation, which was developed to assist in the investigation of the short-term, or transient phenomena of ATCRBS performance. The pulse-by-pulse correlation technique of the defruiter, the functions of the analog decoder, and the target-detection and code-validation functions of the digital processor have been incorporated into these models. The models which were developed for the AIMS PPM provide predictions of equipment performance in terms of probabilities of target detection and code validation. The results of this study have been and will be useful to the FAA and DoD for the purpose of analyzing the impact of new systems, such as the Automated Terminal System ATS, and the U.S. Army Very Lightweight Air Traffic Management Equipment VLATME on ATCRBS processing equipment performance. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Computer Hardware
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE