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|Controlling Facilities||tracon : d10.tracon|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller limited radar : 2|
controller radar : 17
controller supervisory : 7
controller time certified in position1 : 21
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Problem Areas||Navigational Facility|
|Primary Problem||Navigational Facility|
|ATC Facility||radar equipment : mia.tracon|
'Stars' display showed intermittent failure of the ft lauderdale (fll) radar while using that radar for fll arrs. No associated failure indications were observed on the fll radar control panel in the TRACON. 1) 'stars' equipment should have an aural alarm and some type of eye-catching (ie, flashing) indication to indicate that your radar has failed. 2) 'stars' indicated the fll radar was toggling on/off with no associated radar panel failure indication.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: MIA TRACON CTLR IS CONCERNED WITH STARS RADAR EQUIP FUNCTIONS.
Narrative: 'STARS' DISPLAY SHOWED INTERMITTENT FAILURE OF THE FT LAUDERDALE (FLL) RADAR WHILE USING THAT RADAR FOR FLL ARRS. NO ASSOCIATED FAILURE INDICATIONS WERE OBSERVED ON THE FLL RADAR CTL PANEL IN THE TRACON. 1) 'STARS' EQUIP SHOULD HAVE AN AURAL ALARM AND SOME TYPE OF EYE-CATCHING (IE, FLASHING) INDICATION TO INDICATE THAT YOUR RADAR HAS FAILED. 2) 'STARS' INDICATED THE FLL RADAR WAS TOGGLING ON/OFF WITH NO ASSOCIATED RADAR PANEL FAILURE INDICATION.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.