Mode of Flight

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MOF

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An aircraft state of motion, characterized by its Transversal and Longitudinal Accelerations. Examples are Left Turn, Right Turn, Climbing/Descending state, Uniform Motion, etc. MOF’s are used as input classes in the evaluation system - particularly for accuracy analysis. The classification of Modes-of-Flight (MOF) concerns modes in three directions transversal modes, longitudinal modes and vertical modes.

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EUROCONTROL (1997) "Radar Sensor Performance Analysis", doc. SUR.ET1.ST03.1000-STD-01-01

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