Engineering Performance Evaluation of Small Community Airport Microwave Landing System (TI Model) at Philadelphia International Airport Runway 17.
MSI SERVICES INC WASHINGTON DC
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The Microwave Landing System MLS program is designed to meet both civil and military operational needs. It will eventually replace the Instrument Landing System ILS. After a systemequipment development phase, the Federal Aviation Administration, in 1979 began a Service Test and Evaluation Program STEP to obtain experience for developing criteria for siting, installation and preliminary operational procedures. Feasibility demo ground equipment from the development phase was used and user aircraft were equipped with MLS receivers. This report contains engineering evaluation of the FAA Technical Center flight test data taken on the Texas Instruments manufactured Small Community MLS, as installed for STEP at Philadelphia International Airport Runway 17. The equipment performance was found to generally meet the FAA-STD-022b Path Following Error and Control Motion Noise requirement, but not the linearity requirement. Apparent aircraft propeller induced noise effects were identified.
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