Accession Number:

AD0787633

Title:

A Simulation of the DABS Sensor for Evaluating Reply Processor Performance.

Descriptive Note:

Project rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-09-16

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

In order to evaluate the effects of ATCRBS interference on the design of a Discrete Address Beacon System DABS sensor, a simulation program was developed. A detailed model of the sensor is presented taht takes into account many of the antenna pattern and signal processing design parameters. A model for the fruit generator is developed so that reply processor performance in typical 1980 high density fruit environments can be evaluated. A particular reply processing algorithm is adopted as a baseline to decode DABS messages and produce a data edited azimuth estimate, so that the design methodology can be illustrated. Statistics characterizing the reliability of the processor are computed as a function of fruit rate and signalling conditions. The simulation is an invaluable tool for performing sensorreply processor tradeoff studies. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE