Accession Number : ADP005444

Title :   Possible Contributions from the SSR (Secondary Surveillance Radar) Mode S Data Link to the Conduct of Efficient Aircraft Operations,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Cox,M. E.

Report Date : DEC 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : 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 (ADSEL/DABS). Since that data the two systems (ADSEL/DABS) 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 Controller/Pilot interfaces with the link and machine/machine 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 today's situation towards a system of control employing a high level of automation.

Descriptors :   *DATA LINKS, *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, AIRPORT RADAR SYSTEMS, SURVEILLANCE, SEARCH RADAR, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS, PILOTS, INTERFACES, INFORMATION TRANSFER, AUTOMATION, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, APPROACH, STANDARDS, INTERNATIONAL, ADDRESSING, BELGIUM

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Telemetry
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE