1980-04-01

Discrete Address Beacon System – The Obvious Alternative 800625

The Discrete Address Beacon System is a major development program to upgrade the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system of the future. It provides improved ATC automation services and a ground based collision avoidance system-Automatic Traffic Advisory and Resolution Services (ATARS). It is totally compatible with the present civil/military ATC system and reduces the present RF interference environment. It has an integral data link system to service the ATARS and provide other ATC related services. The ATARS is being developed for use in high aircraft density airspace such as major airport terminals. It is concluded that DABS is the obvious alternative to meet the air traffic control needs of the future.

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