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AIR FORCE FLIGHT STANDARDS AGENCY. Capt David Castor ATCALS Evaluations Division. OVERVIEW. Who we are What we do How we can help you What we need from you What you can expect from us. MISSION. ATCALS EVAL MISSION : Evaluate, characterize, and optimize ATCALS worldwide

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Air force flight standards agency

AIR FORCE FLIGHTSTANDARDS AGENCY

Capt David Castor

ATCALS Evaluations Division


Overview

OVERVIEW

  • Who we are

  • What we do

  • How we can help you

  • What we need from you

  • What you can expect from us


Mission

MISSION

ATCALS EVAL MISSION: Evaluate, characterize, and optimize ATCALS worldwide

  • Investigate capabilities and limitations

  • Determine optimum configuration

  • Solve equipment siting problems

  • Provide DT&E/OT&E support


Affsa xae atcals evaluations

AFFSA/XAEATCALS EVALUATIONS


Mission activities

Mission Activities

  • Identify ATCALS Capabilities and Limitations

  • Improve System Performance Based On:

    • Knowledge of equipment parameters

    • Environmental factors

      • Terrain (hills, trees, standing water)

      • Man-made factors (fences, roads, etc)

      • Line-of-sight screening (buildings, horizon)

  • Assist with Siting

  • Assist with Commissioning Flight Check

    • Planning

    • Scoring


Mission activities1

Mission Activities

  • Geodetic Surveys

  • Identify terrain features and line-of-sight limitations

  • Provide accurate antenna and equipment coordinates

  • Confirm expected coverage area problems

  • Assist TERPS with obstacle data if requested, and already on site

- Combine survey data with antenna interaction study


Evaluations

Evaluations

  • Baseline

  • Review and adjust all critical parameters

  • Document equipment condition, performance,

    and coverage capabilities and limitations

  • Provide reference flight check data

  • Enhance system performance for operational

    environment

  • 1 to 2 years after commissioning; updated 7-10 years


Evaluations1

Evaluations

  • Special: Specialized support

  • Terrain changes

  • Mission changes

  • New structures

  • New equipment

  • Equipment malfunction

  • Equipment upgrades


Equipment

Equipment

  • Communications: UHF/VHF radios, landlines,

    cables, antennas, and consoles (OJ-314)

  • Radar: ASR, PAR, ATCRBS, DASR, and TPN-19

  • NAVAIDS: ILS, VOR, NDB, TACAN,

    and VORTAC


Evaluation scheduling

Evaluation Scheduling

  • XAE solicits MAJCOMs requirements/priorities in May

  • MAJCOMs send in requests by 15 Jul

  • XAE coordinates requests with MAJCOMs/units and

    sets schedule in Sep

  • XAE coordinates FAA flight check support

  • XAE accepts special requests at anytime


Evaluation priorities

Evaluation Priorities

  • 1Immediate Mission Impact

    • Facility off the air

    • Operational facility with restrictions

  • 2Mission Impact

    • Investigate generic problems

    • Baseline evaluations


Funding

Funding

  • ATCALS evaluations are centrally funded

  • Flight safety/mission considerations primary criteria

  • Remember: We operate at no cost to Base!


Sequence of events

Sequence of Events

  • Scheduling Message

  • In-Brief OSS/CC and CS/CC or designated representatives

  • Equipment Evaluation (old settings)

  • Equipment Optimization (new settings)

  • Flight Check

  • Out Brief


Flight check

Flight Check

  • XAE coordinates with local agencies and FAA

    Flight Inspection Area Office (FIAO)

  • Unit Preparation

    • Permanent echo verification

    • Airway coverage

    • Additional coverage

    • ASR/PAR final approach course

      *New maps do not require a Flight Check*


Feedback

Feedback

  • XAE and FAA verify flight check results

  • ATC and maintenance personnel notified


Evaluation report

Evaluation Report

  • Data is compiled to include:

    • Limitations

    • Capabilities

    • Optimum performance levels

    • Reference flight check data

  • Preliminary On-Site Report

  • Our goal is to provide reports 60 days post eval, but standard requires 90 days


Using the report

Using the Report

  • On-the-spot fixes

  • Screening angle and coverage assessment

  • Visual display of system coverage

  • Glide slope contour

  • Basis for measuring equipment performance


Summary

SUMMARY

XAE POCs

  • Div Chief--Capt Dave Castor, DSN 857-4870

  • E-mail [email protected]

  • Dep Div Chief—Capt Dennis Daniels, DSN 857-4874

    E-mail [email protected]

  • NAVAIDS--Mr. Bill Perrott, DSN 857-4881

    E-mail [email protected]

  • Radar--Mr. Steve Hall, DSN 857-4873

    E-mail [email protected]

  • Comm--Mr. Chad Altemeier, DSN 857-5821

    E-mail [email protected]


Atcals evaluations division

ATCALS Evaluations Division

If you do not remember anything else:

  • Input request for eval through your MAJCOM

  • Call us anytime; we are here to help!

QUESTIONS?


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