SS-CAS is a unique beacon collision avoidance system which works in conjunction with the current and next generation air traffic control surveillance systems (ATCRBS and DABS). In its passive mode, SS-CAS provides three dimensional position of both user and target aircraft using beacon replies from only one ground-based DABS or ATCRBS interrogator. Full collision avoidance service is provided in both the all-ATCRBS environment of today, the all-DABS environment of tomorrow, and the intervening transition period. The ground and airborne equipments required are add-ons to the ground beacon and the airborne DABS units. A two-way data link separate from, but compatible in format with, the DABS data link provides the SS-CAS-Equipped aircraft with important site data. A tracker capable of reading reliable tracks through ATCRBS synchronous garble is employed. DABS replies arrive gargle-free at the SS-CAS aircraft and are simple to track. An active mode and multi-site usage capability are available for performance enhancement in identified special situations. This report fully describes the SS-CAS concept as it functions in the all-ATCRBS, all-DABS and transition environments. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Stanford Telecommunications Incorporated

    1307 Dolley Madison Boulevard
    McLean, VA  United States  22102
  • Authors:
    • Orr, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-9-16

Media Info

  • Pagination: 150 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169398
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-EM-77-8
  • Contract Numbers: F04701-75-C-0239
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM