ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PLAN - DISCRETE ADDRESS BEACON SYSTEM (DABS)
The DABS development program consists of three major phases System Design and Validation, Engineering Development, and Production Deployment. A single sensor design compatible with ATCRBS, including an integral data link, was realized. This effort resulted in developing engineering requirements for procurement of three industry built engineering model DABS sensors for further engineering development in the current phase of the program. This phase is system oriented, focusing on investigations of such problems as multiple sensor coordination, target hand-off, ARC interface and procedures, failure mode operation, ATARS(Formerly ipc) operation, etc. The experiments and tests will result in two technical data packages, one for single site and one for network operations for hand-off to the operational services for production implementation. This document addresses primarily the second phase of the DABS development program since deployment is dependent upon efforts related to the decision to implement DABS and the attendant transition planning.
- Publication Date: 1978-5
- Pagination: 43 p.
- TRT Terms: Aerial reconnaissance; Air traffic control; Automation; Communication systems; Computer programs; Control systems; Data communications; Electromagnetic compatibility; Mode S; Performance tests; Radio; Radio beacons; Systems engineering
- Uncontrolled Terms: Data links
- Old TRIS Terms: Discrete address beacon systems
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00181377
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-ED-03-1
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 12 1979 12:00AM