Microwave Landing System Elevation

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Term Microwave Landing System Elevation
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MLS Elevation

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

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  • AIFDD

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The vertical information is the locus of points in any vertical 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.