Function. Communications facilities contains remote electronic
communications and linking equipment used for ground-to-air communications
with tactical and transient aircraft, to control aircraft departures and
arrivals, and for communications with other agencies involved in air traffic
control or aviation support. Communications facilities consist of the
and repeater equipment, antenna coupling equipment, and maintenance and test
equipment. See Facility Plate 131-35 (Sheets 1 through 3 of 3).
transmitting equipment, antenna coupling equipment, and maintenance and test
equipment. See Facility Plate 131-50 (Sheets 1 through 3 of 3).
transmitter and receiver building contains transmitting equipment, antenna
coupling equipment, receiver and repeater equipment, and maintenance and test
equipment. See Facility Plate 131-35/50 (Sheets 1 through 3 of 3).
Remote Data Link Building. The remote data link building provides
housing for a suite of communications linking equipment. Equipment suites
typically include satellite communications, radio, and television microwave.
See Facility Plate 131-20 (Sheets 1 through 3 of 3).
equipment. Refer to the BESEP and consider planned expansion of airfield
systems when locating communications facilities. Refer to NAVELEX 0101, 107
and FAA Order 6580.2, Remote Communications Facility Siting Criteria Handbook.
Architectural and Structural Requirements.
Provide the following:
Adequate space for equipment and equipment maintenance.
Clear ceiling height of 10 feet.
Restroom (refer to par. 2.4.8).
Floor trenches with covers or suspended cable trays.
Structure. Design roof framing system to support roof-mounted
antennas and suspended cable trays, when required.
Do not provide windows.