The report provides a full discussion of the design of the DABS channel management function. Channel management regulates all activity on the RF channel, scheduling ATCRBS interrogations and DABS roll-call interrogations and replies. Channel management arranges for multiple interrogations when required to satisfy both the surveillance and the communications functions of the sensor, and for reinterrogations in the event of link failure. The report consists of three major parts: Part I, Channel Control; Part II, Roll-Call Scheduling; and Part III, Transaction Preparation, Target List Update, and Transaction Update. Together they encompass the five basic subfunctions of channel management.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report on Project Discrete Address Beacon System.
  • 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:
    • Kelly, E J
  • Publication Date: 1975-1-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 246 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090379
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ATC-43
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA-72WAI-261
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM