Mode S Baseline Radar Tracking.
Final rept. Jan-Mar 81,
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ
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Tests and evaluation were conducted to determine the baseline performance characteristics of the Moving Target Detector MTD and Radar Data Acquisition System RDAS as an integral part of the Mode S sensor. The MTD and RDAS were separately evaluated to determine their capability to provide radar data suitable for utilization by the Mode S sensor and Automated Radar Terminal System ARTS. The specific test objectives were to 1 determine that the design modifications made to the Mode S sensor to provide the capability of interfacing to either an MTD or RDAS were in compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration engineering requirement, FAA-ER-240-26 appendix VIII 2 provide radar baseline technical performance data to characterize the MTD, RDAS, Mode S, and ARTS and 3 determine if the minimum radar tracking requirements are adequate to provide reliable radar track data to an air traffic control ATC facility. It was concluded that the Mode S sensor, when integrated with an MTD-2 radar digitizer, can provide reliable primary radar track data to the ARTS III system for automated radar track acquisition. It was also concluded that the tested RDAS did not perform at an acceptable level. Author
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Air Navigation and Guidance
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment