DISCRETE ADDRESS BEACON SYSTEM (DABS) FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION
This document provides a functional description of the Discrete Address Beacon System (DABS), a combined secondary surveillance radar (beacon) and ground-air-ground data link system capable of providing the aircraft surveillance and communications necessary to support ATC automation in future traffic environments. DABS is capable of common-channel interoperation with the current ATC beacon system, and may be implemented at low user cost over an extended ATCRBS-to-DABS transition period. In supporting ATC automation, DABS will provide the surveillance and communication performance required by the Automatic Traffic Advisory and Resolution Service (ATARS), the reliable communications needed to support data link services, and the capability of operating with a terminal or enroute, radar digitizer-equipped, ATC surveillance radar.
- Updates Rept. nos. ATC-42 and FAA/RD-74-189 dated 18 Nov 74, AD-A005 056.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyLinclon Laboratory, 244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA USA 02420-9180
Federal Aviation AdministrationWilliam J. Hughes Technical Center, Airport Technology Research and Development Branch
Atlantic City International Airport
Atlantic City, NJ USA 08405
- ORLANDO, V A
- DROUILHET, P R
- Publication Date: 1980-4
- Pagination: 104 p.
- TRT Terms: Air traffic control; Avionics; Communication systems; Data communications; Detectors; Mode S; Radar beacons; Search radar; Signal processing; Surveillance; Transponders
- Uncontrolled Terms: Data links
- Old TRIS Terms: Discrete address beacon systems
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00314416
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: ATC-42A, FAA-RD-80-41
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FA72WAI-261
- Files: NTIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 16 2002 12:00AM