Accession Number:

ADA133185

Title:

Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS): A Functional Overview of Minimum TCAS II

Descriptive Note:

Project rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-04-08

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

The Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System TCAS is a beacon- based airborne collision avoidance system that is able to operate in all airspace without reliance on ground equipment. The TCAS concept emcompasses a range of capabilities that include TCAS I, a low-cost, limited-performance version, and TCAS II, which is intended to provide a comprehensive level of separation assurance in all current and predicted airspace environments through the end of this century. This document provides a functional overview of the TCAS II including operating features, a description of the avionics package, and examples of surveillance data obtained with experimental TCAS equipment.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Air Navigation and Guidance
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE