DEVELOPMENT OF A DISCRETE ADDRESS BEACON SYSTEM

The report includes: a discussion of recent Discrete Address Beacon Systems downlink preamble and modulation studies; a review of link performance studies to assess the effects of various types of signal fades, the merits of transmitted power programming, and diversity, and to establish link performance criteria. A brief description of operational problems peculiar to the DABS/Military interface is also included. Other items detail progress made in coverage studies and in the formulation of a sensor deployment plan. Sensor design is discussed under headings of antenna studies, reply processing, interrogation management, tracker studies, and DABS use of radar data. A description of the development status of the DABS experimental facility and a review of initial direction-finding experiments performed conclude the report. (Modified author abstract)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also AD-766 601. Quarterly technical summary.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Lincoln Laboratory

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Lexington, MA  USA  02173
  • Publication Date: 1973-10-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051658
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA72WAI-261
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Apr 5 1974 12:00AM