Possible Contributions from the SSR (Secondary Surveillance Radar) Mode S Data Link to the Conduct of Efficient Aircraft Operations,
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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A 1979 paper, entitled Data Link - The Key to Improvements in Civil Military Air Traffic Management outlined a number of potential applications of a data link, then known as ADSELDABS. Since that data the two systems ADSELDABS have led to the emergence of SSR Mode S which is now begin standardised for international use through ICAO. After a brief description of the Mode S data link characterists, this paper recalls a number of the applications proposed in 1979 and gives results of the studies conducted subsequently on such topics as the ControllerPilot interfaces with the link and machinemachine data interchanges and their possible benefits to ATC. The final sections discuss present plans for more extensive data link evaluations and then propose the initial steps that could be taken in progressing from todays situation towards a system of control employing a high level of automation.
- Air Navigation and Guidance
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment