Accession Number:

ADA449049

Title:

Environmental Assessment - Construct a Ground-to-Air Transmitter and Receiver (GATR) Facility at Grand Forks Air Force Base

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

319 CIVIL ENGINEER SQUADRON GRAND FORKS AFB ND

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-06-06

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

The United States Air Force USAF proposes to construct a Ground-to-Air Transmitter and Receiver GATR facility on Grand Forks Air Force Base AFB, North Dakota. The Communication Squadron is preparing to install new GATR communication antennas and systems, for tactical aircraft control and commercial air traffic control. The antennas are used to provide quick deployment and high-bandwidth communications in remote, hard-to-reach areas. These systems allow operators in central locations to communicate with aircraft operating in the locale where the ground-to-air center is deployed. The system is designed for unattended operation. The purpose of the proposed action is to construct a Ground-to-Air Transmitter and Receiver GATR facility at Grand Forks AFB. A ground to air transmitter and receiver facility is required for regional militarycommercial communications between air traffic controller and pilots during the launching and recovering of aircraft. Combining the UHFVHF transmitter and receiver sites into one consolidated facility minimizes the footprint on the airfield and reduces long term cost of maintaining separate facilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE