Accession Number:

ADA127236

Title:

Frangible Microwave Landing System (Inverted Azimuth Waveguide Array Configuration).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

BENDIX CORP BALTIMORE MD COMMUNICATIONS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

This final report concerns a feasibility study of the increased frangibility of Microwave Landing System equipment mounted on the extended runway centerline and as assessment of the FAA requirements in regard to frangibility. As described herein, a conceptual design known as the inverted AZ array was developed and fabricated as a mechanical prototype. The primary structural components of the antenna are vertical cantilever waveguides and frangible joints incorporated into their base. Impact and static load tests proved that several joint designs meet the FAA requirements for frangibility. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Countermeasures

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE