The Radar Beacon Transponder (RBX) is a ground-based facility used in conjunction with other elements of the Active Beacon Collision Avoidance System (BCAS) to control the threat detection sensitivity level of BCAS aircraft and to convey displayed Resolution Advisories from the BCAS aircraft to the local ATC terminal facility. This paper describes the mechanisms of specular multipath reflection and signal shadowing, and discusses their impact on the RBX link power budget. Criteria for choice of RBX antenna height and location are presented. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Sandholm, R G
  • Publication Date: 1981-3-13

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  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00343543
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ATC-106, FAA-RD-81-10
  • Contract Numbers: F19628-80-C-0002,, DOT-FA77WAI-817
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2002 12:00AM