NEW SITING TECHNIQUES FOR THE ILS GLIDE SLOPE

R. H. McFarland

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: The most recent innovations relating to the contemporary Instrument Landing System glide slope are discussed in the context of need, and consequently goals, for providing greater capability, availability, and quality. Capability refers to obtaining acceptable performance at sites that have previously been judged terribly difficult or impossible. Availability is crucial because history shows that the most negative impact on flight safety comes from the absence of a glide slope, not the existence of a malfunctioning one or one that is operating poorly. Higher-quality beam structures are desired because of more automatic flight operations using the glide slope.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 38, Number 3
Pages: 235 - 246
Cite this article: McFarland, R. H., "NEW SITING TECHNIQUES FOR THE ILS GLIDE SLOPE", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 38, No. 3, Fall 1991, pp. 235-246.
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