TRAFFIC COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM (TCAS)


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TRAFFIC COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM (TCAS)
TRAFFIC COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM (TCAS)The system designed to help prevent midair collisions is called the traffic alert and collision avoidance system; although it is more commonly known by the acronym TCAS (pronounced T-KAS). This fully independent and automated system monitors the airspace around an aircraft for other traffic; if a potential threat occurs, the system creates an audio and visual flight deck warning of a potential midair collision (see Fig. 16-28). TCAS relies on the installation of an ATC transponder in order to monitor nearby aircraft. As discussed earlier, a transponder is a receiver-transmitter unit that continually broadcasts altitude, airspeed…
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Thomas K. Eismin: Aircraft Electricity and Electronics, Sixth Edition. TRAFFIC COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM (TCAS), Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export