Tests of the Discrete Address Beacon System (DABS) in an air traffic control (ATC) en route National Airspace System (NAS) environment were conducted at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Center. These tests included: (1) surveillance performance in the areas of track initiation, track continuity, and track swap; and (2) surveillance related communication responses employing the Common International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Data Interchange Network (CIDIN) protocol for Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System (ATCRBS) identification (ID) requests. Test results indicate that the en route DABS/ATC Build I software successfully processed DABS sensor surveillance information. Although analyzed on a limited basis, the transmission of surveillance related communication messages between the DABS sensor and the en route DABs/ATC Build I system is considered to operate as expected. It is concluded that the DABS/ATC en route Build I system accepts, processes, tracks, and displays DABS and ATCRBS surveillance data from one DABS and multiple ATCRBS sensors with no degradation to the baseline function of the NAS software system A3d2.4. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Airport Technology Research and Development Branch
    Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • Copes III, R E
    • Dardano, R V
  • Publication Date: 1981-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00346004
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-CT-80-30, FAA-RD-81-31
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 29 2002 12:00AM