THE IMPACT OF A PROPOSED ACTIVE BCAS ON ATCRBS PERFORMANCE IN THE WASHINGTON, D. C., 1981 ENVIRONMENT

A computer model of the proposed active Beacon Collision Avoidance System (BCAS) was developed to investigate the impact of BCAS on the Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System (ATCRBS) ground system. Predictions were made for the early 1981 Washington, D.C., environment. Two ground environments were simulated, an all-ATCRBS environment and a 25%/75% Discrete Address Beacon System (DABS)/ATCRBS mix. Airborne fruit rates and the effect of BCAS/DABS mode power programming on interference were also predicted. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    IIT Research Institute

    ECAC Building
    Annapolis, MD  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Theberge, N
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169739
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-77 Final Rpt., ECAC-PR-77-37
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA70WAI-175, F19628-76-C-0017
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM