ATC PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR DEVELOPING PROTOTYPE VERSIONS OF THE DISCRETE ADDRESS BEACON SYSTEM

The requirements for the Discrete Address Beacon System (DABS), which is to support the Air Traffic Control System through the 1990's are enumerated. The requirements presented in this paper should be used in developing the prototype versions of DABS. Data link requirements have been developed for several categories of messages. The first category is tactical (numeric), which are essential for air traffic control. Some of these messages are used to support such ATC services as: parallel-approach monitoring, improved metering and spacing, intermittent positive control and enroute monitoring. The second category is called tactical (symbolic), messages that are short alphanumeric messages which are directly related to ATC. Some of these messages are changes in area navigation waypoints, coded routes and holding instructions. The third category is called record messages. These messages are longer symbolic messages which can have a direct ATC connection (e.g., clearances) or messages which are ATC related but not considered essential to an ATC data link (e.g., in flight weather information about the aircraft's destination, etc.).

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    Westgate Research Park
    McLean, VA  USA  22101

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems Engineering Management, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

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  • Pagination: 76 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092004
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-EM-73-6, MTR-6321
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA70WA-2448
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM