Accession Number:

ADA048246

Title:

Proposed Technical Characteristics for the Discrete Address Beacon System (DABS).

Descriptive Note:

Project rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

This report parallels the Proposed U.S. National Aviation Standard for the Discrete Address Beacon System. However, in addition to the material contained in the Proposed Standard this document provides a more detailed performance specification for the DABS transponder including specifications on transponder receiver sensitivity and performance in interference. It includes specifications for a proposed digital datalink interface and defines message and control fields associated with experimental transponder data applications. It also includes guidance material on the performance of an optional transponder antenna diversity scheme. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE