GENERATION OF THE DISCRETE ADDRESS BEACON SYSTEM (DABS) NETWORK COVERAGE MAP

This paper describes the technique of designing the network management coverage map files necessary to coordinate a network of DABS sensors. First, the concept of the DABS network is defined, and the functions of Network Management are briefly described, as they relate to the coverage map. Then, the rationale for the coverage map is given together with definitions of the map structure and the information required in the file. Implementation of these definitions is illustrated in terms of a specific example: a network of four DABS sensors in the Washington, D.C. area. As configured, each of the sensors provides service to only one of four ATC facilities (three TRACONs and one ARTCC). The resulting map generation process illustrates not only the general principles but also the significant effects of ATC control area geometry and ATARS requirements. Finally, the procedure required for automated map generation is defined. This procedure assumes the use of an interactive computer display terminal and is applicable to any sensor network and ATC facility configuration. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Linclon Laboratory, 244 Wood Street
    Lexington, MA  USA  02420-9180

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Airport Technology Research and Development Branch
    Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  USA  08405
  • Authors:
    • Reiner, D
  • Publication Date: 1980-3-20

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  • Pagination: 61 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00314415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA/RD-80-39
  • Contract Numbers: F19628-78-C-0002,, DOT-FA72WAI-261
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 2002 12:00AM