New Generation Runway Visual Range (RVR) Final Operational Test and Evaluation Report: Volume I.
Technical note Mar 92-Jun 94,
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ
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This report summarizes Operational Test and Evaluation OTE activities for the New Generation Runway Visual Range RVR system. Testing consisted of an initial OTE, seven individual retests and several specialized test DOTFAACT-TN9237 provides results of the initial OTE conducted in March 1992. This document summarizes results of seven retests as well as specialized tests conducted from August 1992 through June 1994. The purpose and intent of OTE was to verify RVR National Airspace Requirements NAS and to verify the operational effectiveness and suitability of the RVR within the NAS environment. At the completion of the retest and specialized test efforts results indicated that the most significant sensor and system problems had been resolved via permanent design changes as well as interim work-arounds. It was recommended that the RVR system be deployed nationally under the following conditions a Additional data be obtained indicating RVR performance during Category IIIb visibility and b Problems currently having interim work-around solutions be resolved with permanent corrections. This volume contains a summary of the retest and specialized tests performed during the aforementioned period.
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