Accession Number:

ADA110862

Title:

Marine Air Traffic Control and Landing System (MATCALS Investigation). Volume I.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION

Report Date:

1981-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

396.0

Abstract:

This report contains the results of the continuation of Marine Air Traffic Control and Landing System MATCALS investigations. The report is organized into three main sections, namely Part Two, Part Three, and Part Four. Part Two presents a method of estimating the centroid location of a target utilizing a scan return amplitude versus angle information. Part Three contains the results of an investigation into replacing the alpha-beta filter in the MATCAL digital controller with an observer, in order to reduce the effects of radar noise. Part Four presents the results of an investigation into replacing the same alpha-beta filter with a tri-state adaptive filter, in order to reduce the effects of radar noise.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE