THE FAA CONCEPT FOR A BEACON COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM (BCAS). VOLUME I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A unique airborne aircraft collision avoidance system concept is presented which assures safe separation from the largest possible percentage of potential collision threats. The concept is designed to operate in all airspace as a compatible backup to the present and evolving ATC system, and to be acceptable to the pilot and the user community. The system concept capitalizes on the aviation community's large existing investment in ATCRBS transponders and on the ground based beacon surveillance system network for the basic sources of the collision avoidance information. The report is contained in three volumes; an Executive Summary (I), Concept Description (II) and Appendices (III). (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems Engineering Management, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591
  • Authors:
    • Koenke, E J
    • Kleiman, L
    • Lucier, E
    • SCHUCHMAN, L
    • Thedford, W
  • Publication Date: 1978-4-17

Media Info

  • Pagination: 81 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181370
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-EM-78-5-VOL-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1979 12:00AM