Accession Number:

ADA214577

Title:

ILS (Instrument Landing System) Mathematical Modeling Study of the Effects of Proposed Hangar Construction at the Orlando International Airport, Runway 17R, Orlando, Florida

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

This Technological Note describes the instrument landing system ILS math modeling performed by the Federal Aviation Administration FAA Technical Center at the request of the Southern Region. Computed localizer data are presented showing the effects of two hangar buildings Braniff and Comair on the performance of an ILS localizer proposed for runway 17R at the Orlando International Airport. The Southern Region is concerned that radio frequency RF signal reflections from the two hangars may degrade the localizer course beyond Category IIIII tolerances. Modeled course structure results indicate that Category IIIII localizer performance should be obtained with the Wilcox Mark II, 14-element, dual-frequency log periodic antenna with both hangar buildings constructed at the currently proposed locations. Computed clearance orbit results indicate satisfactory linearity, course crossover, and signal clearance levels. Data are also presented showing the computed performance for a glide slope proposed for runway 17R at the Orlando International Airport. The null reference glide slope will be located 1050 feet back from runway threshold and 400 feet left offset of centerline. Glide slope modeling computed only the effect of terrain in front of the antenna system and was conducted with the GTD- 2D model because of limited terrain data availability. Modeled path structure and level run plots are provided for the proposed null reference system. Modeled results indicate that the proposed site should meet Category II path structure, linearity, and symmetry tolerances.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE