DISCRETE ADDRESS BEACON SYSTEM (DABS) INSTALLATION AND SITING CRITERIA

This paper provides information on site-associated phenomena that affect the proper operation of a DABS sensor and therefore warrant serious consideration when siting a sensor. The DABS-related discussion is intended to be a supplement to the ATCRBS siting criteria presented in the FAA Primary/Secondary Terminal Radar Siting Handbook. The paper discusses siting criteria as they relate tot he DABS sensor antenna system, as opposed to the ATCRBS hogtrough antenna, and importantly, addresses those characteristics of the surrounding environment that are crucial to proper DABS/ATARS surveillance. (Author)

  • 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:
    • Sandholm, R G
  • Publication Date: 1980-1-29

Media Info

  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314418
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA/RD-80-40
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA72-WAI-261
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 2002 12:00AM