Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS): A Functional Overview of Minimum TCAS II
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB
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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.
- Flight Control and Instrumentation
- Air Navigation and Guidance
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment