DISCRETE ADDRESS BEACON SYSTEM (DABS) AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL RADAR BEACON SYSTEM (ATCRBS) INTERFERENCE ANALYSIS

The FAA is currently developing the Discrete Address Beacon System (DABS) as an evolutionary upgrading of the Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System (ATCRBS). DABS will provide improved surveillance and data link service to suitably equipped aircraft operating on the same ATCRBS frequencies. Questions in response to the publication of the proposed DABS National Standard in the Federal Register in March 1978 have been raised regarding the potential interference to ATCRBS because of common channel usage. The purpose of this document is to present the assumptions, models and system operation necessary to assess the potential interference effects of DABS on ATCRBS. The conclusion of the analysis presented herein is that the current ATCRBS surveillance ability will not be degraded as a result of implementing DABS. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lincoln Laboratory

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Lexington, MA  United States  02173

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • WELCH, J D
    • Harman, W H
    • ORLANDO, V A
    • LAFREY, R R
  • Publication Date: 1978-11-27

Media Info

  • Pagination: 87 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197571
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-788-147 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: F19628-78-C-0002, DOT-FA72-WAI-261
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1980 12:00AM