Microwave Landing System Azimuth

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Term Microwave Landing System Azimuth
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MLS Azimuth

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Definition

A component of a Microwave Landing System (MLS) consisting of a Super High Frequency (SHF) transmitter radiating signals to provide lateral indications to aircraft approaching the runway.

Definition Source

  • Aeronautical Information Feature Data Dictionary (AIFDD)

Note

The lateral information is the locus of points in any horizontal plane where the decoded guidance angle is constant. SHF is the frequency band between 3 and 30 gigahertz (GHz). The elevation and azimuth stations of the Microwave Landing System operate from 5031 to 5091 megahertz (MHz) in this spectrum.