ATC Performance Requirements for Developing Prototype Versions of the Discrete Address Beacon System.
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The requirements for the Discrete Address Beacon System DABS, which is to support the Air Traffic Control System through the 1990s are enumerated. The requirements presented in this paper should be used in developing the prototype versions of DABS. Data link requirements have been developed for several categories of messages. The first category is tactical numeric, which are essential for air traffic control. Some of these messages are used to support such ATC services as parallel-approach monitoring, improved metering and spacing, intermittent positive control and enroute monitoring. The second category is called tactical symbolic, messages that are short alphanumeric messages which are directly related to ATC. Some of these messages are changes in area navigation waypoints, coded routes and holding instructions. The third category is called record messages. These messages are longer symbolic messages which can have a direct ATC connection e.g., clearances or messages which are ATC related but not considered essential to an ATC data link e.g., in flight weather information about the aircrafts destination, etc..
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