Accession Number : ADA125930


Title :   Mode S Baseline Radar Tracking.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Mar 81,


Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ


Personal Author(s) : Mancus,Edward F ; Baker,Leonard H


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA125930


Report Date : Nov 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 97


Abstract : Tests and evaluation were conducted to determine the baseline performance characteristics of the Moving Target Detector (MTD) and Radar Data Acquisition System (RDAS) as an integral part of the Mode S sensor. The MTD and RDAS were separately evaluated to determine their capability to provide radar data suitable for utilization by the Mode S sensor and Automated Radar Terminal System (ARTS). The specific test objectives were to: (1) determine that the design modifications made to the Mode S sensor to provide the capability of interfacing to either an MTD or RDAS were in compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration engineering requirement, FAA-ER-240-26 (appendix VIII); (2) provide radar baseline technical performance data to characterize the MTD, RDAS, Mode S, and ARTS; and (3) determine if the minimum radar tracking requirements are adequate to provide reliable radar track data to an air traffic control (ATC) facility. It was concluded that the Mode S sensor, when integrated with an MTD-2 radar digitizer, can provide reliable primary radar track data to the ARTS III system for automated radar track acquisition. It was also concluded that the tested RDAS did not perform at an acceptable level. (Author)


Descriptors :   *TEST AND EVALUATION , *RADAR TRACKING , *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS , REQUIREMENTS , FLIGHT TESTING , INTERFACES , MODIFICATION , MOVING TARGETS , BASE LINES , INTEGRATION , CONFIGURATIONS , DATA ACQUISITION , TARGET DETECTION , ACQUISITION RADAR


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Air Navigation and Guidance
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE