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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Updates Rept. nos. ATC-42 and FAA/RD-74-189 dated 18 Nov 74, AD-A005 056.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Linclon Laboratory, 244 Wood Street
    Lexington, MA  United States  02420-9180

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Airport Technology Research and Development Branch
    Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405
  • Authors:
    • ORLANDO, V A
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 104 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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