Airport Ground Navigation Systems

by: Dr. Arjun Singh


Abstract: There has been a lot of development in Airport Ground Navigation Systems over the last 20 years. Upcoming technologies and paradigms for difficult terrain civil and military applications, such as Transponder Landing System (TLS), Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) System, Siting Criteria of Airport Ground Navigational Systems (for constructing high-rise buildings in the vicinity of airports) are covered exhaustively for the first time in this book. Practical aspects of the various systems have been emphasized. The book starts with basic concepts, such as modulation techniques, transmission lines and antenna theory. It then moves on to advanced topics of Non-directional Beacon (NDB), VHF Omni-range (VOR), Doppler VOR (DVOR), Instrument Landing System (ILS), and Microwave Landing System (MLS). Airport Ground Navigation Systems provides a comprehensive reference of these topics as well as the various developments for air-traffic management engineers and skilled technicians of air navigation services. To help readers refresh concepts there are plenty of solved examples. Graduate and under-graduate students of air-traffic management will also find this book useful.
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Title: Airport Ground Navigation Systems

Publisher: McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2012 McGraw-Hill Education Private Limited

ISBN: 9780070704459

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Dr. Arjun Singh is currently the Program Director for US-India Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP) in Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC). He has enriched experience in Project Monitoring and Implementation, Communication, Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Planning, Installation, Testing, Commissioning and Maintenance of CNS system for 25 years in aviation sector. Prior to joining ACP, He was Secretary to Ajay Prasad's Committee on "Futuristic Air Navigation System Master Plan" and completed the task in February 2008. This report was submitted to Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Government of India, for acceptance and implementation. He had worked as Joint General Manager (Communication), in Directorate of communication, Navigation and Surveillance-Planning in Airports Authority of India, Corporate Head Quarter, New Delhi, and played key lead role in implementation of Indian Space Based Augmentation System (SBAS), i.e., GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation (GAGAN), the next generation technology. He was also responsible for planning and implementation of Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) at Delhi and Mumbai airports. Both the technologies are still under implementation. He had joined DGCA-India, MoCA as "Group A" officer in year 1983. He also did the feasibility and cost benefit analysis of whether India needs SBAS or GBAS, and it is concluded in keeping diverse conditions of Indian airports and country requirement—SBAS is the solution. Dr Singh received his Bachelor of Engineering in the year 1977 and Master of Business Administration–Finance in the year 1993. He also received M.E. degree in Microwave and Radar Engineering in the year 1995 and received Ph.D. (Electronic and Communication Engineering) degree in the year 2005 from Osmania University, Hyderabad (AP).

Description: There has been a lot of development in Airport Ground Navigation Systems over the last 20 years. Upcoming technologies and paradigms for difficult terrain civil and military applications, such as Transponder Landing System (TLS), Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) System, Siting Criteria of Airport Ground Navigational Systems (for constructing high-rise buildings in the vicinity of airports) are covered exhaustively for the first time in this book. Practical aspects of the various systems have been emphasized. The book starts with basic concepts, such as modulation techniques, transmission lines and antenna theory. It then moves on to advanced topics of Non-directional Beacon (NDB), VHF Omni-range (VOR), Doppler VOR (DVOR), Instrument Landing System (ILS), and Microwave Landing System (MLS). Airport Ground Navigation Systems provides a comprehensive reference of these topics as well as the various developments for air-traffic management engineers and skilled technicians of air navigation services. To help readers refresh concepts there are plenty of solved examples. Graduate and under-graduate students of air-traffic management will also find this book useful.