Accession Number:

ADA058548

Title:

National Plan for Development of the Microwave Landing System - June 1978 Update.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

An updated plan for the development of an interoperable civilmilitary microwave landing system MLS is presented. The original plan delineated a five 5 year program of integrated activity deemed necessary to provide a MLS that meets the wide range of user operational requirements. The substance of the work and the goals achieved under the initial plan have occurred essentially as planned except for the schedule. The TRSB Time Reference Scanning Beam technique selection was made about one year later than originally planned and considerable time and resources were devoted to ICAO activities that were not initially envisioned. A major milestone in the MLS program was achieved in April 1978 at the All Weather Operations Divisional meeting of ICAO, when the U.S. TRSB system was selected to be the standard system for international civil use as a replacement for ILS.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE