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TRSB Microwave Landing System Demonstration Program at Charleroi, Belgium.
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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The demonstration at Gosselies Airport, Charleroi, Belgium, was held in conjunction with the United States TRSB demonstration program, and was the sixth in a series of operational demonstrations of several TRSB system configurations at selected airports in the United States and abroad. The TRSB Small Community System was installed to service Runway 25, the runway with a commissioned Instrument Landing System. Flight checks established that no mutual interference resulted. Operational demonstrations were made utilizing FAA Boeing 727 and Convair 880 test aircraft. Flight performance data was acquired with the Boeing 727 test aircraft only. Flight profiles included approaches on centerline and offset plus and minus 1 and 2 degrees at various elevation angles, and radials at constant altitude on centerline and offset plus and minus 10 degrees. Results of the operational demonstrations indicated that performance of the TRSB Small Community azimuth subsystem met ICAO AWOP full capability system requirements. Although an accurate assessment of the elevation subsystem performance was not possible due to lack of adequate tracking data, the elevation angle deviations about an averaged value were well within ICAO AWOP full capability system error limit boundaries. Author
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