Accession Number : ADA132282

Title :   Mode S Beacon System: Functional Description. Revision C.

Descriptive Note : Project rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Orlando,V A ; Drouilhet,P R

PDF Url : ADA132282

Report Date : 15 Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 159

Abstract : This document provides a functional description of the Mode S Beacon System, a combined secondary surveillance radar (beacon) and ground-air-ground data link system capable of providing the aircraft surveillance and communications necessary to support ATC automation in future traffic environments. Mode S is capable of common-channel interoperation with the current ATC beacon system, and may be implemented over an extended transition period. Mode S will provide the surveillance and communication performance required by ATC automation, the reliable communications needed to support data link services, and the capability of operating with a terminal or enroute, radar digitizer-equipped, ATC surveillance radar. The material contained in this document updates and expands the information presented in Mode S Beacon System: Functional Description, DOT/FAA/RD-82/52, 27 October 1982. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Search radar, *Radar beacons, Secondary, Data links, Air traffic control systems, Performance(Engineering)

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE