Accession Number : ADA103575


Title :   Multisite Testing of the Discrete Address Beacon System (DABS).


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Mar-Sep 80,


Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ


Personal Author(s) : McMillen,J L ; Davis,J W ; Spadea,R J , Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a103575.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 63


Abstract : This report contains results of tests performed in an environment of multiple Discrete Address Beacon System (DABS) sensors, one each located at Clementon and Elwood, New Jersey, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Center, Atlantic City Airport, New Jersey. These DABS sensors were tested in various degrees of intersensor communication that ranged from a full network of connected sensors to a fully nonnetted configuration. The multiple DABS sensors were tested in four major areas: network management, surveillance processing, data link processing, and intersensor communications. It is concluded that the performance of the DABS sensors in multisite configurations meets or exceeds the requirements specified in the DABS engineering requirement (FAA-ER-240-26). (Author)


Descriptors :   *DISCRETE ADDRESS BEACON SYSTEMS , AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE , NETWORKS , FIELD TESTS , COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT , COMPATIBILITY , AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS , BASE LINES , DATA LINKS , TRANSPONDERS , RADAR BEACONS


Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE