Discrete Address Beacon System (Video)

Illustrates how the present air traffic control radar system can handle today's volume of air traffic. But tomorrow's projections indicate the need for a higher capacity radar system, the discrete address beacon system (DABS). In the 1980's DABS will be capable of individually identifying and selectively communicating with any single, properly-equipped aircraft in its surveillance area. Describes the principles, applications and add-on features, such as data-link, for DABS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • VHS (1/2 in.) videocassette
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Publication Date: 1994


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01483572
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2013 9:07AM