Design Study for WASS Landing Monitor System
Final technical rept. May-Dec 1974
TELEDYNE/MICRONETICS SAN DIEGO CA
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The report is a system design study of a Landing Monitor utilizing L- band transponder transmissions from the approaching aircraft. The system is specifically designed to provide accurate and reliable vertical angle information under the conditions of severe multipath from the antenna foreground. The principle of operation is the Wavefront Analysis through spatial Sampling of the WASS. The WASS technique was experimentally demonstrated in a previous effort and the extrapolation of those results to a typical airport geometry indicates that the WAS Landing Monitor should be capable of tracking the downcoming aircraft to within 30 feet above the runway with an accuracy of about or - 2 feet. The system design study is aimed toward the development of an experimental unit which could be tested and evaluated at an Air Force installation using Air Force test planes. For this Reason the emphasis was placed on parts of the system which deal with the vertical tracking. The azimuthal tracking which can be implemented through standard monopulse and the integration of the display with the vertical tracking. The azimuthal tracking which can be implemented through standard monopulse and the integration of the display with existing GCA equipment, both of which will be incorporated into operational units, have not been considered in detail at this time.
- Direction Finding
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment