Accession Number : AD0776914

Title :   Summary of Results of Antenna Design Cost Studies,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Sureau,J. C.

Report Date : 19 FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : The Discrete Address Beacon System (DABS) will provide the primary Air Traffic Control (ATC) surveillance information for the 1980-1990 time period as it is introduced gradually as a replacement for the present Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System (ATCRBS). This report discusses and summarizes the results of two DABS antenna system design-cost trade off studies performed by industrial concerns with substantial design, fabrication and field maintenance experience related to similar antenna systems now in the field. The data from these studies, was to be used to support other Lincoln Laboratory DABS studies leading to the definition and specification of a cost-effective system design.

Descriptors :   *Radar antennas, *Air traffic control systems, Radar beacons, Cost analysis, Cost effectiveness

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE