Accession Number:

ADA046829

Title:

Preliminary Limited Surveillance Radar (LSR) Cost/Benefit Analysis.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 76-Apr 77,

Corporate Author:

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

This report presents the findings of a costbenefit analysis of the deployment of a new Limited Surveillance Radar LSR. An LSR is an inexpensive, single channel, short-range about 20 miles, primary radar for use at approach control facilities which cannot economically justify an Airport Surveillance RadarRadar Beacon System ASRRBS. An LSR can also be used in tower cabs to aid in VFR operation where a BRITE display is not feasible due to coverage limitations dictated by obstructions or distance from the parent radar facility. The study is preliminary in that it is brief and uses rough estimates and assumptions for both benefits and costs. Its purpose is to give a gross estimate of the current deployment potential of the LSR and to aid in decisions regarding further system analysis, development, and testing. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE