DABS/ATCRBS TRANSPONDER BENCH TESTING PROGRAM

The objective of the program was the determination of the effect on ATCRBS transponders of candidate modulation schemes in DABS uplink transmissions. Bench tests were conducted on twenty-two different transponder samples, including representative air carrier and general aviation transponders and a military transponder. In this report, individual test procedures are outlined, the reduced data are presented, and some conclusions regarding the selection of the DABS uplink waveforms based upon the data are given. The basis of these conclusions is a DABS design goal of generating the least interference to the existing ATCRBS system. In addition to performing tests whose purpose was the direct measurement of response of ATCRBS transponders to candidate DABS uplink waveforms, tests were also run to obtain other link-related characteristics, such as response to non-standard pulses. (Modified author abstract)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report on Discrete Address Beacon System.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Lincoln Laboratory

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Lexington, MA  USA  02173
  • Authors:
    • Samson, J R
    • WELCH, J D
    • Becotte, E R
    • Crocker, E A
    • Schofield, H D
  • Publication Date: 1973-11-28

Media Info

  • Pagination: 101 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054429
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ATC-25 Proj Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: F19628-73-C-0002, DOT-FA-72WAI-261
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1974 12:00AM