The Federal Aviation Administration is currently evaluating the Discrete Address Beacon System (DABS) which will provide increased air traffic safety in current and future air traffic conditions. In addition to improved surveillance accuracy and reliability, DABS provides a two-way data link between the DABS sensor and all DABS transponder equipped aircraft in view. A DABS data link avionics system, called the Airborne Intelligent Display (AID), was developed by M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory for the purpose of evaluating and demonstrating initial and future data link applications. The microprocessor-based AID system communicates with the DABS ground sensor through the DABS transponder onboard the aircraft. Data link information included in uplink interrogations to the transponder is decoded in the airborne microprocessor and then made available to the pilot on a high visibility cathode ray tube display. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Original contains color plates: All DTIC and NTIS reproductions will be in black and white.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, J C
    • Leeper, J L
  • Publication Date: 1980-9-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00328828
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ATC-100, FAA-RD-80-106
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA72WAI-261
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 15 2002 12:00AM