TRSB Microwave Landing System Demonstration Program at Kristiansand, Norway.
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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The demonstration at Kjevik Airport, Kristiansand, Norway, was the fifth in a series of operational demonstrations of several TRSB system configurations at selected airports in the United States and abroad. Two TRSB system configurations, Basic Narrow Aperture and Small Community Systems, were installed to service the non-instrument Runway 22 which has a normal 4 deg approach glidepath. Approach to this runway is along a valley with surrounding terrain obstructions that subtend elevation angles to 2.8 deg within 20 deg of runway centerline. Operational demonstrations and data acquisition flights were made utilizing an FAA Boeing 727 test aircraft. Flight profiles included approaches, radials, and partial orbits perpendicular to the runway centerline. Some flight tests were also made by Norwegian and British Civil Aviation Authority personnel using TRSB equipment installed in their respective flight inspection aircraft. Results of the operational demonstrations indicated that the performance of both system configurations was well within their respective U.S. Phase III program design requirements and also met ICAO AWOP full capability system requirements. Author
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