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Accession Number PB2012-114417
Title Measurement of the 1030 and 1090 MHz at JFK International Airport.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 123p
Personal Author A. C. Drumm A. D. Panken B. J. Chludzinski C. E. Rose W. H. Harman
Abstract Measurements of signals in the 1030 and 1090 MHz frequency bands have been made by MIT Lincoln Laboratory in the last several years, previously in the Boston area and most recently in April 2011, at JFK International Airport near New York City. This JFK measurement activity was performed as a part of the Lincoln Laboratory Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) work for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and is the subject of this report. This report includes: Overall characteristics of the 1030/1090 MHz environments; Analysis of the TCAS air-to-air coordination process; Examination of 1090 MHz Extended Squitter transmissions for use in TCAS; Assessment of the extent and impact of TCAS operation on the airport surface.
Keywords Air traffic control systems
Aviation safety
Collision avoidance
Frequency bands
International airports
Radar signals
Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS)
Warning systems

Source Agency Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration
NTIS Subject Category 63H - Radiofrequency Detection
85A - Air Transportation
85D - Transportation Safety
Corporate Author Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Lexington. Lincoln Lab.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number FA8721-05-C-0002

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