MLS (Microwave Landing System) Multipath Studies, Phase 3. Volume 3. Application of Models to MLS Assessment Issues. Part 1. Chapters 1 through 4.
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This report presents work done during phase 3 of the US national Microwave Landing System MLS program toward developing a computer simulation model of MLS multipath effects, the experimental validation of the model, and the application of the model to investigate multipath performance of ICAO proposals for the new approach and landing guidance system. The first two volumes of the report presented an overview of the simulation effort as well as describing in detail the propagation and MLS technique mathematical models and their validation by comparison with experimental data. In this volume, we describe the results of comparative simulations for the various MLS techniques in various scenarios and analyze in detail certain multipath performance features which were found to be significant in the scenario simulations. Simulation results are presented for several scenarios, and shadowing of the MLS azimuth by taxiing and overflying aircraft is analyzed. The remainder of the report focuses on multipath performance factors specific to various individual techniques. These include 1 the effects of angle data outlier tests and filtering in the TRSB receivers, 2 the effects on the DMLS system due to receiver AGC, receiver motion-induced Doppler shifts, and the use of commutated reference systems, and 3 acquisitionvalidation algorithms for all three techniques. The report concludes with a summary and suggestions for future work. Part I of this volume consists of Chapters I through IV Part II contains Chapters V through VIII and the Appendices.
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