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Ramp Test Set

ATC-601-2
Operation Manual
1002-8105-200
Issue -3
OPERATION MANUAL

RAMP TEST SET

ATC-601-2

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Cable Statement:
A double shielded and properly terminated external interface cable must be used with this
equipment when interfacing with the COMM Connector.
For continued EMC compliance, all external cables must be 3 meters or less in length.

Nomenclature Statement:
I n t h i s m a n u a l t h e A T C - 6 0 1 , A T C - 6 0 1 T e st S e t , A T C - 6 0 1 R a m p T e st S e t o r T e st S e t r e f e r s t o t h e
ATC-601-2 Ramp Test Set.
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SAFETY FIRST: TO ALL OPERATIONS PERSO NNEL


REFER ALL SERVICING OF UNIT TO QUALIFIED TECHNICAL PERSONNEL

WARNING: USING THIS EQUIPMENT IN A MANNER NOT SPECIFIED BY THE ACCOMPANYING


DOCUMENTATION MAY IMPAIR THE SAFETY PROTECTION PROVIDED BY THE EQUIPMENT.
CASE, COVER OR PANEL REMOVAL

Removing the Chassis Assembly from the Case Assembly exposes the operator to electrical hazards that
can result in electrical shock or equipment damage. Do not operate this Test Set with the Chassis Assembly
removed from the Case Assembly.

SAFETY IDENTIFICATION IN TECHNICAL MANUAL


This manual uses the following terms to draw attention to possible safety hazards, that may exist when
operating this equipment.

CAUTION: THIS TERM IDENTIFIES CONDITIONS OR ACTIVITIES THAT, IF IGNORED, CAN RESULT IN
EQUIPMENT OR PROPERTY DAMAGE (E.G., FIRE).

WARNING: THIS TERM IDENTIFIES CONDITIONS OR ACTIVITIES THAT, IF IGNORED, CAN RESULT IN
PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.
SAFETY SYMBOLS IN MANUALS AND ON UNITS

CAUTION: THIS SYMBOL REFERS TO SPECIFIC CAUTIONS REPRESENTED ON THE UNIT


AND CLARIFIED IN THE TEXT.

AC OR DC TERMINAL: TERMINAL THAT MAY SUPPLY OR BE SUPPLIED WITH AC OR DC


VOLTAGE.

DC TERMINAL: TERMINAL THAT MAY SUPPLY OR BE SUPPLIED WITH DC VOLTAGE.

AC TERMINAL: TERMINAL THAT MAY SUPPLY OR BE SUPPLIED WITH AC OR


ALTERNATING VOLTAGE.

SWITCH ON/OFF (PUSH-PUSH): POWER TO THE DEVICE IS CONNECTED ON OR


DISCONNECTED OFF.

EQUIPMENT GROUNDING PRECAUTION


Improper grounding of equipment can result in electrical shock.

USE OF PROBES
Check specifications for the maximum voltage, current and power ratings of any connector on the Test Set
before connecting it with a probe from a terminal device. Be sure the terminal device performs within these
specifications before using it for measurement, to prevent electrical shock or damage to the equipment.
POWER CORDS

Power cords must not be frayed, broken nor expose bare wiring when operating this equipment.

USE RECOMMENDED FUSES ONLY


Use only fuses specifically recommended for the equipment at the specified current and voltage ratings.

INTERNAL BATTERY
This unit contains a Sealed-Lead Battery, serviceable only by a qualified technician.

CAUTION: SIGNAL GENERATORS CAN BE A SOURCE OF ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE (EMI) TO


COMMUNICATION RECEIVERS. SOME TRANSMITTED SIGNALS CAN CAUSE DISRUPTION
AND INTERFERENCE TO COMMUNICATION SERVICES OUT TO A DISTANCE OF SEVERAL
MILES. USERS OF THIS EQUIPMENT SHOULD SCRUTINIZE ANY OPERATION THAT RESULTS
IN RADIATION OF A SIGNAL (DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY) AND SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POTENTIAL COMMUNICATION INTERFERENCE PROBLEMS.
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Statements Nov 1/04
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L i st o f E f f e c t i v e P a g e s 1 through 2 Nov 1/04
Table of Contents 1 through 2 Nov 1/04
I n t r o d u ct i o n 1 through 2 Nov 1/04
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1 - L i st o f I l l u s t r a t i o n s 1 through 2 Nov 1/04
1 - L i st o f T a b l e s 1 through 2 Nov 1/04
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1-2-1 1 through 4 Nov 1/04
1-2-2 1 through 6 Nov 1/04
1-2-3 1 through 6 Nov 1/04
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1-2-5 1 through 18 Nov 1/04
1-3-1 1 through 4 Nov 1/04
1-4-1 1 through 2 Nov 1/04
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Appendix A 1 through 2 Nov 1/04
Appendix B 1 through 20 Nov 1/04
Appendix C 1 through 2 Nov 1/04
Appendix D 1 through 2 Nov 1/04
Appendix E 1 through 4 Nov 1/04
Appendix F 1 through 2 Nov 1/04
Appendix G 1 through 6 Nov 1/04
Index 1 through 4 Nov 1/04
Battery/Voltage Instructions Title Page Nov 1/04
Battery/Voltage Instructions Warning Page Nov 1/04
Battery/Voltage Instructions Caution Page Nov 1/04
Battery/Voltage Instructions 1 through 2 Nov 1/04

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Title C h a p t e r / S e ct i o n

Title Page
Copyright Page
Statements
Safety Page
Record of Revisions
List of Effective Pages
Table of Contents
I n t r o d u ct i o n
Chapter 1
Section 1 - Description 1-1
Section 2 - Operation 1-2
Section 3 - Specifications 1-3
Section 4 - Shipping 1-4
Section 5 - Storage 1-5
Appendix A - Connector Pin-Out Tables
Appendix B - Signal Formats
Appendix C - Auxiliary Equipment
Appendix D - M e t r i c / B r i t i s h I m p e r i a l C o n ve r si o n T a b l e w i t h N a u t i c a l D i s t a n c e C o n v e r s i o n s
Appendix E - Abbreviations
Appendix F - M o d e S A d d r e s s B l o c ks
Appendix G - M o d e S A d d r e s s B l o c ks ( e x p a n d e d l i s t )
Index
Battery/Voltage Instructions

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INTRO DUCTIO N - ATC-601- 2 RAMP TEST SET

T h i s m a n u a l c o n t a i n s A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 o p e r a t i n g i n st r u ct i o n s f o r r a m p t e st i n g A T C R B S a n d M o d e S
T r a n s p o n d e r s . I t i s s t r o n g l y r e c o m m e n d e d t h a t p e r s o n n e l b e t h o r o u g h l y f a m i l i a r w i t h t h e co n t e n t s
of this manual before attempting to operate this equipment.
Refer all servicing of unit to qualified technical personnel.
ORGANIZATION
This manual is divided into the following Chapters and Sections:
CHAPTER 1 - OPERATION
Section 1 - D E S C R I P T I O N ( p h ysi ca l d e scr i p t i o n o f t h e A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 )
Section 2 - O P E R A T I O N ( i n s t a l l a t i o n ; d e scr i p t i o n o f co n t r o l s, co n n e ct o r s a n d i n d i ca t o r s;
performance evaluation; general operating procedures and remote operation)
Section 3 - SPECIFICATIONS
Section 4 - SHIPPING
Section 5 - STORAGE

INTRODUCTION
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CHAPTER ONE
ATC- 601- 2 TEST SYSTEM
OPERATION MANUAL
TABLE OF CONTENTS

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SECTION 1 - DESCRIPTION 1-1


1. General Description and Capabilities 1-1-1 1
1.1 Description 1-1-1 1
1.2 Functional Capabilities 1-1-1 1

SECTION 2 - OPERATION 1-2


1 . I n st a l l a t i o n 1-2-1 1
1.1 General 1-2-1 1
1.2 Battery Operation 1-2-1 1
1.3 Battery Charging 1-2-1 1
1.4 Safety Precautions 1-2-1 1
1.4.1 Complying with Instructions 1-2-1 1
1.4.2 Grounding Power Cord 1-2-1 1
1.4.3 Operating Safety 1-2-1 1
1.4.4 CAUTION and WARNING Labels 1-2-1 1
1.5 AC Power Requirements 1-2-1 2
1.6 FAA Requirements 1-2-1 2
1.7 Battery Recharging 1-2-1 2
1.8 Bench Operation 1-2-1 3
1.9 External Cleaning 1-2-1 3
2. Controls, Connectors And Indicators 1-2-2 1
2.1 Front Panel 1-2-2 3
2.2 Flat Antenna 1-2-2 5
3. Performance Evaluation 1-2-3 1
3.1 General 1-2-3 1
3.2 Self Test 1-2-3 1
3.3 Diagnostics 1-2-3 3
4. General Operating Procedures 1-2-4 1
4.1 General 1-2-4 1
4.2 Start-Up 1-2-4 1
4.3 Setup 1-2-4 2
4 . 3 . 1 S e t u p # 1 M e n u ( T e st O p e r a t i o n ) 1-2-4 2
4.3.2 Setup#2 Menu (Remote Operation) 1-2-4 4
4.3.3 Setup#3 Menu (Memory Operation) 1-2-4 4
4 . 3 . 4 S e t u p # 4 M e n u ( C o n t r a st ) 1-2-4 5
4.4 Auto Test 1-2-4 6
4.4.1 Description 1-2-4 6
4 . 4 . 2 D i r e c t C o n n e c t P r o ce d u r e 1-2-4 13
4 . 4 . 3 O v e r t h e A i r G r o u n d T e st P r o ce d u r e ( U U T
A i r c r a f t A l t i t u d e R e p o r t i n g S yst e m A i r f i e l d
Altitude) 1-2-4 14
4 . 4 . 4 O v e r t h e A i r S i m u l a t e d A l t i t u d e T e st
P r o c e d u r e ( U U T A i r cr a f t A l t i t u d e R e p o r t i n g
System > Airfield Altitude [Pumped Up]) 1-2-4 14

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SECTION 2 - OPERATION (cont) 1-2


4.5 Single Test 1-2-4 15
4.5.1 General Procedure 1-2-4 15
4.5.2 Single Test Definitions 1-2-4 16
4.6 Power Test 1-2-4 48
4.6.1 General 1-2-4 48
4.6.2 Procedure 1-2-4 48
5. Remote Operation 1-2-5 1
5.1 General 1-2-5 1
5.1.1 Operation 1-2-5 1
5.1.2 Syntax 1-2-5 3
5.2 Commands 1-2-5 4
5.2.1 Nonspecific Commands 1-2-5 4
5.2.2 ATC-601-2 Specific Commands 1-2-5 6
5.2.3 TEST:ALL? and Data Dump Information 1-2-5 16
5.3 Recommended Test Procedures 1-2-5 17
5.3.1 General 1-2-5 17
5.3.2 Procedures 1-2-5 18

SECTION 3 - SPECIFICATIONS 1-3


1 . A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 T r a n s p o n d e r R a m p T e s t S e t S p e ci f i ca t i o n s 1-3-1 1
1.1 Signal Generator 1-3-1 1
1.2 Test Signals (Interrogations) 1-3-1 1
1.3 P u l s e C h a r a c t e r i s t i c s ( M e a s u r e d a t 5 0 % A m p l i t u d e P o i n t s) 1 - 3 - 1 1
1.4 UUT Measurements (Replies) 1-3-1 3
1.5 Battery Operation 1-3-1 4
1.6 Power Requirements 1-3-1 4
1.7 Fuse Requirements 1-3-1 4
1.8 Safety 1-3-1 4
1.9 Operational Environmental Considerations 1-3-1 4

SECTION 4 - SHIPPING 1-4


1. Shipping Test Sets 1-4-1 1
1.1 Information 1-4-1 1
1.2 R e p a c ki n g P r o c e d u r e 1-4-1 1

SECTION 5 - STORAGE 1-5


1. Storing Test Sets 1-5-1 1

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Title C h a p t e r / S e ct i o n / S u b j e ct Page
Battery Recharging 1-2-1 3
ATC-601-2 Front Panel 1-2-2 1
Flat Antenna 1-2-2 5
Sample Self Test Screens 1-2-3 2
Sample Diagnostics Screen 1-2-3 3
Sample Start-Up Screen 1-2-4 1
Sample Setup#1 Menu Screens 1-2-4 2
ATC-601-2 Position Chart 1-2-4 3
Sample Setup#3 Menu Screen 1-2-4 4
Sample Setup#4 Menu Screen 1-2-4 5
Sample Auto Test Screens 1-2-4 7
Sample Reply Delay Test Screens 1-2-4 16
Sample Reply Jitter Test Screens 1-2-4 17
Sample ATCRBS Reply Test Screens 1-2-4 17
Sample SLS Level Test Screens 1-2-4 18
S a m p l e A T C R B S O n l y A l l - C a l l T e s t S cr e e n s 1-2-4 18
Sample Mode S All-Call Test Screens 1-2-4 19
Sample Invalid Address Test Screens 1-2-4 19
Sample SPR On/Off Test Screens 1-2-4 19
Sample Mode S UF0 Test Screens 1-2-4 20
Sample Mode S UF4 Test Screens 1-2-4 21
Sample Mode S UF5 Test Screens 1-2-4 22
Sample Mode S UF11 Test Screens 1-2-4 23
Sample Mode S UF16 Test Screens 1-2-4 24
Sample Mode S UF20 Test Screens 1-2-4 25
Sample Mode S UF21 Test Screens 1-2-4 26
Sample Squitter Test Screens 1-2-4 27
Sample Frequency Test Screens 1-2-4 27
Sample Flight ID Test Screens 1-2-4 28
Sample Mode S UELM Test Screens 1-2-4 28
Sample Mode S DELM Test Screens 1-2-4 29
Sample Diversity Test Screens 1-2-4 30
Sample MTL Difference Test Screens 1-2-4 30
S a m p l e S e l e c t e d V e r t i c a l I n t e n t R e p o r t P a r t 1 S cr e e n 1-2-4 31
S a m p l e S e l e c t e d V e r t i c a l I n t e n t R e p o r t P a r t 2 S cr e e n 1-2-4 32
S a m p l e D a t a L i n k C a p a b i l i t y R e p o r t P a r t 1 S cr e e n 1-2-4 33
S a m p l e D a t a L i n k C a p a b i l i t y R e p o r t P a r t 2 S cr e e n 1-2-4 34
Sample Track & Turn Report Screen 1-2-4 35
S a m p l e H e a d i n g & S p e e d R e p o r t S cr e e n 1-2-4 36
E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r A i r b o r n e P o s i t i o n S cr e e n ( G I C B ) 1-2-4 37
E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r A i r b o r n e P o s i t i o n S cr e e n ( D F 1 7 ) 1-2-4 37
E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r S u r f a c e P o s i t i o n S cr e e n ( G I C B ) 1-2-4 38
E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r S u r f a c e P o s i t i o n S cr e e n ( D F 1 7 ) 1-2-4 38
E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r I d e n t i f i c a t i o n & C a t e g o r y S cr e e n ( G C I B ) 1-2-4 39
E x t e n d e d S q u i t t e r I d e n t i f i c a t i o n & C a t e g o r y S cr e e n ( D F 1 7 ) 1-2-4 39
E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r A i r b o r n e V e l o c i t y P a r t 1 S cr e e n ( G C I B ) 1-2-4 40
E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r A i r b o r n e V e l o c i t y P a r t 1 S cr e e n ( D F 1 7 ) 1-2-4 40
E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r A i r b o r n e V e l o c i t y P a r t 2 S cr e e n ( G C I B ) 1-2-4 41
E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r A i r b o r n e V e l o c i t y P a r t 2 S cr e e n ( D F 1 7 ) 1-2-4 41
E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r A i r b o r n e V e l o c i t y P a r t 3 S cr e e n ( G C I B ) 1-2-4 42

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E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r A i r b o r n e V e l o c i t y P a r t 3 S cr e e n ( D F 1 7 ) 1-2-4 42
E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r S t a t u s 1-2-4 43
S a m p l e C o m m o n U s a g e G I C B C a p a b i l i t y R e p o r t S cr e e n 1-2-4 44
S p e c i f i c S e r v i c e s G I C B C a p a b i l i t y R e p o r t S cr e e n 1-2-4 45
E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r A i r c r a f t S t a t u s S c r e e n ( G C I B ) 1-2-4 46
E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r A i r cr a f t S t a t u s S cr e e n ( D F 1 7 ) 1-2-4 46
S a m p l e A C A S A ct i v e R e s o l u t i o n A d v i s o r y T e st S cr e e n 1-2-4 47
Sample Power Test Screens 1-2-4 49
Suggested Layout to Reduce Multipath Errors 1-2-4 50
R a m p T e st i n g 1-2-4 51
Sample Setup#2 Menu Screen 1-2-5 2
ATC-601-2 - Host Cable Connections (9-Pin) 1-2-5 2
ATC-601-2 - Host Cable Connections (25-Pin) 1-2-5 2
Repacking Procedure 1-4-1 2

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LIST O F TABLES

Title C h a p t e r / S e ct i o n / S u b j e ct Page
S p e ci f i e d F u s e R a t i n g s 1-2-1 2
Self Test Error Code Definitions 1-2-3 2
D i a g n o st i c s S i g n a l D e f i n i t i o n s 1-2-3 5
Screen Symbols Identification Chart 1-2-4 16
UELM Default Test Errors 1-2-4 28
DELM Default Test Errors 1-2-4 29
Common Usage GICB BDS 1-2-4 44
Command Syntax Punctuation 1-2-5 3
N o n sp e ci f i c C o m m a n d s 1-2-5 4
Error Queue Numbers and Messages 1-2-5 5
Display Screens 1-2-5 5
ATC-601-2 Specific Commands 1-2-5 6

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SECTION 1 - DESCRIPTION

1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND CAPABILITIES

1.1 DESCRIPTION 1.2 FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES


The ATC-601-2 Ramp Test Set is a ruggedized The ATC-601-2 has the following features and
ramp tester designed for ease of use, capabilities:
portability, reliability and long service life.
P o w e r i s d e r i v e d f r o m a n i n t e r n a l b a t t e r y. A n O A ccu r a t e m e a su r e m e n t s o f t r a n sp o n d e r
ac input connection is provided for battery transmitting frequency, output power and
ch a r g i n g , b e n ch o p e r a t i o n o r se r vi ci n g u se . sensitivity.
Most accessories (Flat Antenna, Antenna O Ruggedized construction designed for the
Cable, Operators Guide, ac Power Cable, conditions encountered in the ramp
Flexible Antenna, Antenna Shield and Fuse) environment.
a r e k e p t i n t h e S t o r a g e C o m p a r t m e n t ( C a se
Assembly Lid). The Tripod is stored O A u t o m a t i c T e st S e q u e n ce m o d e f o r f a st a n d
separately. Refer to Appendix C for e a sy t e st i n g .
d e scr i p t i o n o f a c c e s s o r i e s .
O S o f t - p r e ss ke y co n t r o l s f o r e a sy o p e r a t i o n .
The ATC-601-2 Ramp Test Set provides
O Reply pulse verification of delay, width,
PASSED/FAILED verification of ATCRBS
sp a ci n g , f o r m a t a n d co n t e n t .
and/or Mode S Transponder operation in a
ramp environment. The ATC-601-2 is a ground O M e m o r y S t o r a g e f o r u p t o t w o se t s o f t e st
o r a i r i n t e r r o g a t i n g s i m u l a t o r t h a t t r a n sm i t s r e su l t s p l u s l a t e st t e st r e su l t s a r e st o r e d ,
M o d e s A , C a n d S i n t e r r o g a t i o n s . T h e T e st S e t i n d e f i n i t e l y , u n t i l r e p l a c e d w i t h n e w t e st
a ccu r a t e l y a n a l y z e s r e p l y p u l s e s , p r o v i d e s r e su l t s.
r e p l y p u l se i n f o r m a t i o n a n d i n d i c a t e s f a i l u r e s
t o co m p l y w i t h a c c e p t e d g u i d e l i n e s . O B u i l t - I n - T e st ( B I T ) f o r co n f i d e n ce t e st i n g
and fault isolation.

O A b i l i t y t o t e st a t r a n sp o n d e r i n t h e a i r cr a f t
from a distance of up to 300 feet
( 9 1 . 4 m e t e r s) .

O L C D D i s p l a y w i t h a u t o m a t i c l i g h t se n si n g
illumination control.

O R F I / O , M o n i t o r , R e p l y V i d e o a n d S yn c
P u l s e o u t p u t s f o r u s e i n b e n c h t e st i n g .

O Internal Battery allowing up to two hours of


operation before recharge.

O A u t o m a t i c p o w e r sh u t d o w n a f t e r
a p p r o x i m a t e l y 1 5 m i n u t e s o f n o n - u se w h e n
ac power is not connected.

O S i z e a n d u s a b i l i t y t o a l l o w o n e p e r so n
operation on the ramp.

O Serial remote operation (RS-232) through


COMM Connector when Option 1 is
installed.

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1. INSTALLATION

1.1 GENERAL 1.4 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS


The ATC-601-2 is powered by an internal T h e f o l l o w i n g s a f e t y p r e c a u t i o n s m u st b e
battery. The Test Set contains a battery observed during installation and operation.
ch a r g i n g c i r c u i t w h i c h e n a b l e s t h e o p e r a t o r t o Aeroflex assumes no liability for failure to
recharge the battery when connected to ac comply with any safety precaution outlined in
power. this manual.
NOTE: The ATC-601-2 can operate
co n t i n u o u sl y o n a c p o w e r f o r se r vi ci n g 1.4.1 Complying with Instructions
a n d / o r b e n ch t e st s. Installation/operating personnel should not
Refer to 1-2-2, Figure 2 for location of attempt to install or operate the ATC-601-2
controls, connectors or indicators. w i t h o u t r e a d i n g a n d c o m p l y i n g w i t h i n st r u ct i o n s
contained in this manual. All procedures
1.2 BATTERY OPERATION contained in this manual must be performed in
exact sequence and manner described.
The internal battery is equipped to power the
A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 f o r t w o h o u r s o f c o n t i n u o u s u se , 1.4.2 Grounding Power Cord
after which time, the ATC-601-2 battery needs
r e ch a r g i n g . W h e n e x e c u t i n g t h e S e l f T e s t WARNING: USING A THREE-PRONG TO
function, the DISPLAY indicates whether the TWO-PRONG ADAPTER PLUG
battery is usable or in need of recharging. CREATES A SHOCK HAZARD
BETWEEN THE CHASSIS AND
NOTE: When battery is low during operation, ELECTRICAL GROUND.
the ATC-601-2 shows BAT on the left
side of the top line and two small F o r a c o p e r a t i o n , t h e p o w e r co r d , e q u i p p e d
block characters on the left side, w i t h s t a n d a r d t h r e e - p r o n g p l u g , m u st b e
below the bottom line of the DISPLAY. co n n e ct e d t o a p r o p e r l y g r o u n d e d t h r e e - p r o n g
r e ce p t a cl e . I t i s t h e cu st o m e r s r e sp o n si b i l i t y
The ATC-601-2 contains an automatic time-out to:
t o c o n s e r ve p o w e r . I f a k e y i s n o t p r e sse d
w i t h i n a 1 5 - m i n u t e t i m e p e r i o d , t h e T e st S e t O H a v e a q u a l i f i e d e l e c t r i c i a n c h e ck
shuts Off (only when using battery power). r e ce p t a cl e ( s) f o r p r o p e r g r o u n d i n g .

O Replace any standard two-prong


1.3 BATTERY CHARGING r e ce p t a cl e ( s) w i t h p r o p e r l y g r o u n d e d t h r e e -
T h e b a t t e r y c h a r g e r o p e r a t e s w h e n e ve r a c p r o n g r e ce p t a cl e ( s) .
power is applied to the Test Set and the
P O W E R K e y i s p r e s s e d O f f . W h e n ch a r g i n g , 1.4.3 Operating Safety
the battery reaches an 80% charge in D u e t o p o t e n t i a l f o r e l e c t r i c a l s h o c k w i t h i n t e st
approximately two hours. The battery should e q u i p m e n t , t h e C h a s s i s A s s e m b l y m u st n o t b e
be charged every three months (minimum) or r e m o ve d f r o m t h e C a se A sse m b l y. B a t t e r y/
d i s c o n n e ct e d f o r l o n g t e r m i n a c t i v e s t o r a g e V o l t a g e I n s t r u c t i o n s , c o m p o n e n t r e p l a ce m e n t
periods of more than six months. and internal adjustments must only be
p e r f o r m e d b y q u a l i f i e d s e r v i c e t e c h n i ci a n s.

1.4.4 CAUTION and WARNING Labels


E xe r ci se e xt r e m e ca r e w h e n p e r f o r m i n g
operations preceded by a CAUTION or
WARNING label. CAUTION labels appear
where possibility of damage to equipment
exists. WARNING labels denote conditions
w h e r e b o d i l y i n j u r y o r d e a t h m a y r e su l t .

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1.5 AC POWER REQUIREMENTS 1.6 FAA REQUIREMENTS


The ATC-601-2 operates over a voltage range T h e F e d e r a l A vi a t i o n A d m i n i st r a t i o n ( F A A )
of 100 to 120 VAC at 60 Hz or 220 to 240 VAC requires procedures for eliminating the
a t 5 0 H z a cco r d i n g t o t h e i n t e r n a l L i n e S u p p l y potential for interfering with TCAS-equipped
S w i t ch se t t i n g ( o n l y s e r v i c e a b l e b y a q u a l i f i e d a i r cr a f t d u r i n g t r a n sp o n d e r t e st i n g . P r o b l e m s
t e ch n i ci a n ) . R e f e r t o B a t t e r y / V o l t a g e arise when the transponder is operating with
I n st r u c t i o n s . the aircraft on the ground and the automatic
a l t i t u d e r e p o r t i n g syst e m " p u m p e d u p . " T h r e e
S p e c i f i e d f u se r a t i n g s a r e l i s t e d i n T a b l e 1 .
m e t h o d s o f F A A co m p l i a n ce a r e : sh i e l d i n g
CAUTION: FOR CONTINUOUS transponder antenna(s), connecting the
PROTECTION AGAINST FIRE, A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 d i r e ct l y t o t h e t r a n sp o n d e r u n d e r
REPLACE ONLY WITH FUSES test and testing in an anechoic enclosure. The
OF THE SPECIFIED VOLTAGE Antenna Shield provides a practical way of
AND CURRENT RATINGS. co m p l yi n g w i t h t h e F A A r e q u i r e m e n t w h e n a
direct connection or anechoic enclosure is not
INPUT VOLTAGE F1 AND F2 FUSES a va i l a b l e . R e f e r t o A p p e n d i x C f o r A n t e n n a
S h i e l d i n st a l l a t i o n . R e f e r t o 1 - 2 - 4 . 3 a n d
100 to 120 VAC 1.0 A, 250 V 1 - 2 - 4 . 4 f o r t e st i n g t r a n sp o n d e r o p e r a t i o n w h e n
Fast Blo (Type F) using the Antenna Shield.
(Aeroflex 5106-4501-000)
(Bussman AGC1)
1.7 BATTERY RECHARGING
220 to 240 VAC 0.5 A, 250 V
Fast Blo (Type F) Refer to 1-2-1, Figure 1.
(Aeroflex 5106-0000-016)
(Bussman AGC1/2) STEP PROCEDURE

Specified Fuse Ratings 1. V e r i f y F U S E S a r e co r r e ct f o r n o r m a l


Table 1 o p e r a t i n g vo l t a g e . R e f e r t o 1 - 2 - 1 . 5 .
2. Connect ac power cable between AC
PWR Connector and normal operating
v o l t a g e p o w e r s o u r c e a c c o r d i n g t o T e st
S e t co n f i g u r a t i o n . R e f e r t o 1 - 2 - 1 . 5 .
3. Verify DISPLAY is Off. If DISPLAY is
On, press POWER Key.
4. V e r i f y C H A R G E I n d i ca t o r i l l u m i n a t e s r e d .
5. A l l o w t w o h o u r s f o r b a t t e r y ch a r g e o r
until CHARGE Indicator illuminates
green.
NOTE: I f t h e b a t t e r y f a i l s t o a cce p t a
c h a r g e a n d t h e A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 T e st
Set does not operate on battery
p o w e r , t h e b a t t e r y, se r vi ce a b l e
only by a qualified technician,
r e q u i r e s r e p l a ce m e n t . R e f e r t o
B a t t e r y/ V o l t a g e I n st r u ct i o n s.

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DO NOT TRANSMIT
INTO ANTENNA
TERMINAL
INTERR REPLY CHARGE
RED
1/2 WATT
MAX (CHARGING)
ANTENNA ATC-601 MONITOR SYNC

GREEN
(CHARGED)
RF I/O REPLY COMM
VIDEO

USE
AC PWR CONNECTOR

SE F
F2

FUS
E
AUTO PWR RUN SELF
SETUP
TEST TEST STOP TEST

1.0A @ 120 VAC


0.5A @ 220 VAC
SELECT SLEW TYPE F

USE

SE F
F1

FUS
E

POWER

100-120VAC 60Hz
220-240VAC 50Hz

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B a t t e r y R e ch a r g i n g
Figure 1

1.8 BENCH OPERATION 1.9 EXTERNAL CLEANING

STEP PROCEDURE The following procedure contains routine


instructions for cleaning the outside of the
1. P l a c e t r a n s p o n d e r ( u n i t u n d e r t e st [ U U T ] ) T e st S e t .
into Standby.
CAUTION: DISCONNECT POWER FROM
2. V e r i f y F U S E S a r e co r r e ct f o r n o r m a l TEST SET TO AVOID POSSIBLE
operating voltage. Refer to 1-2-1.5. DAMAGE TO ELECTRONIC
3. Connect ac power cable between AC CIRCUITS.
PWR Connector and normal operating
STEP PROCEDURE
voltage power source according to Test
Set configuration. Refer to 1-2-1.5. 1. C l e a n f r o n t p a n e l b u t t o n s a n d d i sp l a y
f a ce w i t h so f t l i n t - f r e e cl o t h . I f d i r t i s
4. P r e ss P O W E R K e y O n a n d ve r i f y
difficult to remove, dampen cloth with
DISPLAY illuminates.
water and a mild liquid detergent.
5. Press SETUP Key to enter Setup #1
2. Remove grease, fungus and ground-in
Menu.
d i r t f r o m su r f a ce s w i t h so f t l i n t - f r e e cl o t h
6. S e t z e r o r a n g e u s i n g S E L E C T K e ys t o d a m p e n e d ( n o t s o a k e d ) w i t h i so p r o p yl
m o ve r c u r s o r a n d S L E W K e y s t o ch a n g e alcohol.
TOP= and BOTTOM= to under RANGE
3. R e m o ve d u st a n d d i r t f r o m co n n e ct o r s
column.
w i t h so f t - b r i st l e d b r u sh .
7. Verify ANTENNA Connector has 50
4. C o ve r co n n e ct o r s, n o t i n u se , w i t h
l o a d ( C o n n e c t o r C o v e r ) c o n n e ct e d . s u i t a b l e d u s t c o v e r t o p r e v e n t t a r n i sh i n g
8. Connect UUT with TNC Cable to RF I/O o f co n n e ct o r co n t a ct s.
Connector. 5. C l e a n c a b l e s w i t h s o f t l i n t - f r e e cl o t h .
9. Switch UUT out of Standby. 6. P a i n t e x p o s e d m e t a l s u r f a c e t o a vo i d
co r r o si o n .

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2. CONTROLS, CONNECT ORS AND INDICATORS

16 17 18 19 20 1

2
15 DO NOT TRANSMIT
INTO ANTENNA
INTERR REPLY CHARGE

TERMINAL

1/2 WATT
MAX

ANTENNA ATC-601 MONITOR SYNC


3
14 RF I/O REPLY COMM
VIDEO

13
USE
SE F

FUS F2
5
E
AUTO PWR RUN/ SELF
SETUP
TEST TEST STOP TEST

1.0A @ 120 VAC


0.5A @ 220 VAC
SELECT SLEW TYPE F

12 USE
SE F

F1
FUS

POWER

100-120VAC 60Hz
220-240VAC 50Hz

11

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ATC-601-2 Front Panel


Figure 2

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CONTROLS, CONNECTORS AND INDICATORS CONTROLS, CONNECTORS AND INDICATORS


(NUMERIC ORDER) (ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
AC PWR Connector (J10050) 7 CHARGE Indicator 1
ANTENNA Connector (J10057) 16 SYNC Connector (J10055) 2
AUTO TEST Key 13 COMM Connector (J10053) 3
CHARGE Indicator 1 SETUP Key 4
COMM Connector (J10053) 3 FUSES 5
DISPLAY 14 SELF TEST Key 6
FUSES 5 AC PWR Connector (J10050) 7
INTERR Indicator 18 SLEW Keys 8
MONITOR Connector (J10056) 19 RUN/STOP Key 9
POWER Key 11 SELECT Keys 10
PWR TEST Key 12 POWER Key 11
REPLY Indicator 20 PWR TEST Key 12
REPLY VIDEO Connector (J10054) 17 AUTO TEST Key 13
RF I/O Connector (J10058) 15 DISPLAY 14
RUN/STOP Key 9 RF I/O Connector (J10058) 15
SELECT Keys 10 ANTENNA Connector (J10057) 16
SELF TEST Key 6 REPLY VIDEO Connector (J10054) 17
SETUP Key 4 INTERR Indicator 18
SLEW Keys 8 MONITOR Connector (J10056) 19
SYNC Connector (J10055) 2 REPLY Indicator 20

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2.1 FRONT PANEL
Refer to 1-2-2, Figure 2.

ITEM DESCRIPTION ITEM DESCRIPTION


1. CHARGE Indicator 8. S L E W K e ys
LED indicates the charger is active (ac U se d t o :
a p p l i e d w i t h T e s t S e t O f f ) . R e d i n d i ca t e s
when battery is charging and green O Adjust values and parameters in
indicates battery is more than 80% S e t u p M e n u s.
charged. O S e l e c t S i g n a l T y p e i n D i a g n o st i cs
2. SYNC Connector (J10055) screen.

BNC type connector provides O A d j u s t v a l u e s i n D i a g n o s t i cs scr e e n .


O sci l l o s c o p e S y n c . L o n g p u l s e g o e s O S e l e ct a n t e n n a t o b e t e st e d i n P o w e r
from low to high before an interrogation T e st .
and from high to low before an expected
reply. Variable slew rates are available,
depending on item being edited.
3. COMM Connector (J10053) K e e p i n g S L E W K e y p r e sse d p r o vi d e s
LEMO type connector provides for remote g r e a t e r r a t e o f ch a n g e , i n m o st
4-line serial communication (with i n s t a n c e s , t h a n p r e s s i n g a n d r e l e a si n g .
Option 1 installed) and includes the 9. RUN/STOP Key
signals TRANSMIT, RECEIVE, DTR and
C T S . T h e C O M M C o n n e c t o r p r o vi d e s S t a r t s o r st o p s t e st i n g .
data dump output capability with or 1 0 . S E L E C T K e ys
without Option 1 installed. (Refer to
Appendix A.) U se d t o se l e ct :

4. SETUP Key O T e st t o p e r f o r m i n S i n g l e T e st .

Enters Setup Menus onto the DISPLAY. O I t e m s t o e d i t i n S e t u p M e n u s.

5. FUSES O A n t e n n a t o b e t e st e d i n P o w e r T e st .

Provide safe operation with ac input O Diagnostics screen menu from Self
power applied to the ATC-601-2. Refer Test screen.
t o 1 - 2 - 1 . 5 f o r c o r r e c t f u s e s i z e a n d t yp e .
6. SELF TEST Key 11. POWER Key

Enters Self Test screen onto the A p p l i e s p o w e r t o t h e T e st S e t ; p u sh O n


DISPLAY. ( I ) o r p u sh O f f ( O ) .

7. AC PWR Connector (J10050) NOTE: When operating on battery


power, an internal automatic
Provides the input for an external ac t i m e - o u t r e m o ve s p o w e r f r o m
power source (100 to 120 VAC at 60 Hz t h e T e st S e t f o l l o w i n g
or 220 to 240 VAC at 50 Hz) for 1 5 m i n u t e s o f n o k e y a ct i vi t y.
recharging the battery or operating the
Test Set. The operating voltage range 12. PWR TEST Key
depends on the Line Supply Switch E n t e r s P o w e r T e st scr e e n o n t o t h e
Setting, only serviceable by a qualified DISPLAY.
technician. Refer to Battery/Voltage
Instructions. 13. AUTO TEST Key
E n t e r s A u t o T e st scr e e n o n t o t h e
DISPLAY.

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ITEM DESCRIPTION
14. DISPLAY
LCD readout displays various test
scr e e n s.

15. RF I/O Connector (J10058)


CAUTION: MAXIMUM INPUT POWER
MUST NOT EXCEED
+59 dBm (800 W).
TNC type connector provides for RF input
and output when directly connected with
the UUT (Direct Connect).
16. ANTENNA Connector (J10057)
CAUTION: DO NOT TRANSMIT
DIRECTLY INTO ANTENNA
TERMINAL. MAXIMUM
OVER-THE-AIR INPUT
POWER MUST NOT
EXCEED 0.5 W.
BNC type connector is used with the Test
Set Antenna (Flat Antenna or Flexible
Antenna). Over-the-air testing of the
UUT is accomplished through this
connector. The connector cover, when
a t t a ch e d , p r o v i d e s t h e 5 0 l o a d
required when connecting the RF I/O
C o n n e c t o r t o t h e U U T ( D i r e c t C o n n e ct ) o r
running the Self Test.
17. REPLY VIDEO Connector (J10054)
BNC type connector provides
demodulated (detected) reply (only when
direct connection with UUT is used) for
use with an Oscilloscope.
18. INTERR Indicator
Illuminates when Test Set is generating
an interrogation signal.
19. MONITOR Connector (J10056)
BNC type connector provides
interrogation and reply pulses clipped at
50% amplitude point to preserve pulse
sh a p e .
2 0 . R E P L Y I n d i ca t o r
Illuminates when the Test Set receives a
va l i d r e p l y s i g n a l .

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2.2 FLAT ANTENNA

RUN/STOP Key.
Refer to 1-2-2, Figure 3.

21
DESCRIPTION

AN
21. ANTENNA PUSH BUTTON Switch

1. TE
H NN
R OL A I
Starts or stops testing, same as the

2. AN OT D A NS
A T
22. FLAT ANTENNA Connector (J29001)

F l a t A n t e n n a t o A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 T e st S e t .

D TE TE NT R
3. PO EP NN . P EN UC
R A O N T
BNC type connector is used to connect

ST WE ES U IN A IO
AN A R S ND T UP N F

UP
4. (1 TE RT TE AN ER DIR RI OR
. IN S T G
D 8 M NN G T EN TE EC HT PO
PO EP ET A AT AV N ST TL , D W
A
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TE PO . LY UN IN TC R ST
U D G. H C
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3.1 GENERAL 3.2 SELF TEST


T h e A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 i s e q u i p p e d w i t h a S e l f T e st f o r Refer to 1-2-3, Figure 4.
q u i ck p e r f o r m a n c e e v a l u a t i o n a n d D i a g n o s t i c s
f o r s i g n a l v e r i f i c a t i o n . S e l f T e s t c h e cks t h e STEP PROCEDURE
D i g i t a l M o d u l e ( D i g i t a l I F P C B o a r d A sse m b l y 1. Press POWER Key.
a n d F r o n t P a n e l P u l s e P C B o a r d A s se m b l y
functions), Power Supply/Battery and RF 2. P r e ss S E L F T E S T K e y t o e n t e r S e l f T e st
Module (RF Assembly functions) for scr e e n . ( T h e A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 d i sp l a ys r e su l t s
operational capability. Diagnostics are used to o f t h e l a st S e l f T e st . )
v e r i f y t h e A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 i s t r a n s m i t t i n g co r r e ct
3. T e r m i n a t e A N T E N N A C o n n e ct o r ( J1 0 0 5 7 )
interrogations and accurately decoding replies.
w i t h 5 0 l o a d co n n e ct o r co ve r .
Refer to 1-2-2, Figure 2 for location of
4. Press RUN/STOP Key to initiate Self
c o n t r o l s , co n n e c t o r s a n d i n d i c a t o r s .
T e s t . ( T h e t o p l i n e d i s p l a y s t e st n a m e s
while testing and indicates PASSED or
F A I L U R E a t co m p l e t i o n . T h e A T C - 6 0 1 - 2
d i s p l a y s a n e i g h t - d i g i t h e x a d e ci m a l e r r o r
c o d e w i t h a n y f a i l u r e i n d i c a t i o n s. A l so ,
the ATC-601-2 displays a PASSED or
FAILED indication for each
module/assembly.)
5. V e r i f y a l l m o d u l e s / a s s e m b l i e s p a sse d
t e st .
NOTE: I f S e l f T e st i n d i ca t e s a f a i l u r e ,
refer to 1-2-3, Table 2 for error
c o d e d e f i n i t i o n s . I f b a t t e r y f a i l s,
refer to 1-2-1.7 for Battery
R e ch a r g i n g . I f a n y o t h e r f a i l u r e
o ccu r s, r e f e r t o q u a l i f i e d se r vi ce
t e ch n i ci a n s f o r m a i n t e n a n ce ) .

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** SELF TEST - PASSED **


RF MODULE: PASSED
DIGITAL MODULE: PASSED
POWER SUPPLY/BATTERY: PASSED

Press run to start

** SELF TEST - FAILURE 4 **


RF MODULE: PASSED
DIGITAL MODULE: FAILED
POWER SUPPLY/BATTERY: PASSED

Press run to start


S a m p l e S e l f T e st S cr e e n s
Figure 4

FAILURE RUNNING
TEST GROUP VERIFIES CODE (H) ORDER
LO Control RF Valid ON/OFF status 00000001 2
LO Detect RF LO is locked. 00000002 16
RF Detect RF TX level out/attenuation 00000004 17
Battery Power Supply/ Voltage is within correct 00000010 1
Battery voltage range.
Non-Volatile RAM Power Supply/ Battery has sufficient power for 00000020 Only on
Battery Battery RAM to retain memory. power-up
DSP Initialization Digital Handshake routine 00000040 18
Reply Decoder Digital Solicited ATCRBS reply 00000100 10
Solicited Mode S reply 00000200 9
Unsolicited Mode S reply 00000400 8
(squitter)
IF Loop RF Background level (0 dB) 00020000 19
SLS/foreground ratio (9 dB) 00100000 20
DSP does not measure a 00200000 21
non-existent signal.
UART Digital RS-232 loop back 00400000 12
Pulse Wrap Digital PULSE to DPSK timing 00800000 11
RAM Digital Dual Port RAM (DPR) 01000000 3
Video RAM 02000000 4
Non-Volatile RAM 04000000 6
Display RAM 08000000 5
Attenuator #1 Digital Level at endline diodes 10000000 13
Attenuator #2 Digital Level at midline diodes 20000000 13
LO Compensation Digital DCXO control voltage 40000000 15
LED Digital Interrogation and reply drivers 80000000 7
NOTE: Multiple failures are indicated by the sum of the error codes.
NOTE: If the DPR Test fails, the Self Test does not run the subsequent RAM tests.
Self Test Error Code Definitions
Table 2

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3.3 DIAGNOSTICS
Refer to 1-2-3, Figure 5.

** DIAGNOSTICS **
SIGNAL TYPE: ATC_C PRF: 235
ATTENUATION: 5 ADDRESS: 3FABF2
DATA: 5 1
INTERROGATIONS: 2 FAILURES:
Press RUN to start
S a m p l e D i a g n o st i cs S cr e e n
Figure 5
CAUTION: DO NOT OPERATE STEP PROCEDURE
DIAGNOSTICS WITH ANTENNA
O SIGNAL TYPE:
CONNECTED TO ATC-601-2
TEST SET. TRANSMISSION S e t i n t e r r o g a t i o n si g n a l t r a n sm i t t e d
SIGNALS USED IN by ATC-601-2. (The interrogation
DIAGNOSTICS MAY INTERFERE signal is the same as the
WITH OTHER AREA i n t e r r o g a t i o n s e n t i n A u t o T e st a n d
TRANSPONDER OPERATION applicable Single Tests.) Refer to
AND/OR VIOLATE FCC RULES 1 - 2 - 3 , T a b l e 3 f o r ch o i ce o f si g n a l s.
AND REGULATIONS, PART 87,
GOVERNING SIGNAL O PRF:
TRANSMISSIONS FOR LAND Set interrogation rate from 1 to 235
TEST STATIONS. i n t e r r o g a t i o n s p e r se co n d . ( M o d e S
signals are limited to a PRF of 78.
STEP PROCEDURE S e l e ct a b l e P R F s [ 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 ,
1. P r e s s S E L F T E S T K e y t o e n t e r S e l f T e st 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18,
scr e e n . 20, 21, 24, 26, 29, 34, 39, 47, 59, 78,
118 or 235] are rounded quotients of
2. P r e s s e i t h e r o f t h e S E L E C T K e ys t o e n t e r 2 3 5 d i v i d e d b y w h o l e n u m b e r s. )
Diagnostics screen.
O ATTENUATION:
CAUTION: MAXIMUM INPUT TO THE RF I/O
CONNECTOR CANNOT EXCEED Set attenuation of incoming
+59 dBm (800 W). si g n a l / A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 o u t p u t f r o m 0 t o
100 steps with each step
3. Connect a transponder or reply generator r e p r e se n t i n g 0 . 5 d B ( 0 = n o
to RF I/O Connector, for testing the attenuation).
ATC-601-2 reply decoder.
O ADDRESS:
NOTE: Interrogation generation may be
tested by running Diagnostics S e t a d d r e ss se n t i n M o d e S
Test with or without connecting i n t e r r o g a t i o n s. ( A d d r e ss i s
a n yt h i n g t o t h e A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 T e st changeable in three separate
Set. sections, each ranging from 00 to FF
[hexadecimal].)
4. Use SLEW Keys to change values or
si g n a l t y p e . U s e S E L E C T K e ys t o
change items. (Cursor line indicates
item selected.)

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STEP PROCEDURE
5. P r e ss R U N / S T O P K e y t o i n i t i a t e t e s t a n d
d i sp l a y f o l l o w i n g i n f o r m a t i o n :
O DATA:
Shows most recent reply information
in hexadecimal form. Refer to
Appendix C for reply definition. A
two-digit, hexadecimal status byte
follows the data field. ATC-601-2
cu r r e n t l y u s e s o n l y t h e l e a s t
significant digit (LSD) with status
definition as follows:
For ATCRBS:
LSD=0, 2, 4, 6, 8, A, C or E indicates
u n s o l i c i t e d r e p l y.
LSD=1, 3, 5, 7, 9, B, D or F indicates
s o l i c i t e d r e p l y.
For Mode S:
LSD=0, 4, 8 or C indicates invalid,
u n s o l i c i t e d r e p l y.
LSD=1, 5, 9 or D indicates valid,
u n s o l i c i t e d r e p l y.
LSD=2, 6, A or E indicates invalid,
s o l i c i t e d r e p l y.
LSD=3, 7, B or F indicates valid,
s o l i c i t e d r e p l y.
O INTERROGATIONS:
Indicates number of interrogations
transmitted.
O FAILURES:
Indicates number of interrogations
t r a n sm i t t e d t h a t r e ce i ve d n o r e p l y.
6. Press RUN/STOP Key to stop test.

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SIGNAL TYPE DEFINITION USED IN


DSP_MEASURE (not an output signal) Measures Input ATC-601-2 Calibration
(ADC counts in decimal)
CW_M5 Continuous Wave at -5 dB ATC-601-2 Calibration
CW Continuous Wave at 0 dB ATC-601-2 Calibration
(power level compensates to attenuation)
CW_P4 Continuous Wave at +4 dB ATC-601-2 Calibration
ATC_A_BCKGND ATCRBS Mode A (background level) Test operations for
automatic attenuation
control
ATC_C_BCKGND ATCRBS Mode C (background level) MTL Difference Test
ITM_MODES_C Intermode (Mode C/S) ATCRBS/Mode S All-Call
ITM_MODES_A Intermode (Mode A/S) ATCRBS/Mode S All-Call
ITM_ATC_C Intermode (Mode C) ATCRBS Only All-Call
ITM_ATC_A_S Intermode (Mode A) (triggered to detect Mode S) ATCRBS Only All-Call
ITM_ATC_A Intermode (Mode A) (triggered to detect ATCRBS) ATCRBS Only All-Call
ATC_C_SLS Mode C with P2 SLS ATCRBS (SLS at -9 dB)
ATC_A_SLS Mode A with P2 SLS ATCRBS (SLS at -9 dB)
ATC_C_SLSDB Mode C with P2 SLS ATCRBS (SLS at 0 dB)
ATC_A_SLSDB Mode A with P2 SLS ATCRBS (SLS at 0 dB)
ATC_C Mode C ATCRBS
ATC_A Mode A ATCRBS
FMT21 Uplink Format 21 Mode S
FMT2 Uplink Format 20 Mode S
FMT16 Uplink Format 16 Mode S
FMT11 Uplink Format 11 Mode S Only All-Call
FMT5 Uplink Format 5 Mode S
FMT4_SPR_OFF Uplink Format 4 with Synchronous Phase Reversal Mode S
(SPR) off
FMT4_SPR_ON Uplink Format 4 with SPR on Mode S
FMT Uplink Format 0 Mode S
Diagnostics Signal Definitions
Table 3

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T H I S P A G E I N T E N T I ON A L L Y L E F T B L A N K .

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4. GENERAL OPERATING PROCEDURES

4.1 GENERAL 4.2 START-UP


T h i s se ct i o n c o n t a i n s o p e r a t i n g i n s t r u c t i o n s f o r P r e ssi n g t h e A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 T e st S e t P O W E R K e y
the ATC-601-2 Ramp Test Set. The operating ca u se s t h e S t a r t - U p scr e e n t o a p p e a r o n t h e
i n st r u ct i o n s c o n t a i n g e n e r a l p r o c e d u r e s , D I S P L A Y . I n f o r m a t i o n co n t a i n e d i n t h i s scr e e n
identifying the controls, connectors, indicators i n d i ca t e s so f t w a r e ve r si o n s o f t h e
a n d D i sp l a y s c r e e n s u s e d f o r t h e i n d i v i d u a l M i cr o p r o ce ssi n g U n i t ( M P U ) , D i g i t a l S i g n a l
ATC-601-2 test functions. For specific Unit P r o ce sso r ( D S P ) u se d i n t h a t p a r t i cu l a r T e st
Under Test (UUT) Procedures, refer to the S e t , M o n i t o r ( M O N ) so f t w a r e d o w n l o a d i n g t o o l
appropriate UUT Manual. a n d B o o t st r a p ( B O O T ) so f t w a r e l o a d i n g t o o l .
Refer to 1-2-2, Figure 2 for location of NOTE: An R in the MPU Version line
c o n t r o l s , co n n e c t o r s a n d i n d i c a t o r s . indicates Option 1 for remote
operation is installed.
The ATC-601-2 Ramp Test Set tests the
operation and installation of an ATCRBS or
Mode S transponder in a ramp environment.
Four operation modes allow the Test Set to do
t h i s:

O Setup allows operator to set various


parameters used in testing, remote
operation and memory storage.

O A u t o T e s t r u n s t h r o u g h a g r o u p o f t e st s
ch e cki n g f u n c t i o n a n d o p e r a t i o n o f t h e
transponder.

O Single Test allows the user to run through


any one of 39 individual test screens.

O Power Test accurately measures Peak


Pulse Power (Effective Radiated Power
[ERP]) and Receiver Sensitivity (Minimum
T r i g g e r i n g L e v e l [ M T L ] ) o f t h e t r a n sp o n d e r ,
e ve n w h e n d i r e c t c o n n e c t i o n w i t h U U T i s
not possible.

** ATC-601-2 RAMP TEST SET **


MPU VERS # 3.02R, DSP VERS # 1.00
MON VERS # 1.7.0
BOOT VERS # 1.7.1

Press any key to start


S a m p l e S t a r t - U p S cr e e n
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4.3 SETUP

The ATC-601-2 has four Setup Menus. STEP PROCEDURE


S e t u p # 1 M e n u co n t a i n s t h e p a r a m e t e r s
1. P o si t i o n A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 T e st S e t a cco r d i n g t o
required for accurate test calculations.
1-2-4, Figure 8.
S e t u p # 2 co n t a i n s r e m o t e o p e r a t i o n
parameters. Setup#3 Menu contains memory NOTE: F o r b e st P o w e r T e st r e su l t s,
operation parameters. Setup#4 Menu contains aircraft, buildings, vehicles and
contrast settings. other large objects should not
b e b e t w e e n T e st S e t a n d a i r cr a f t
4.3.1 Setup#1 Menu (Test Operation)
with the UUT. Refer to 1-2-4,
The Setup#1 Menu contains range, height, Figure 31.
ATC-601-2 antenna gain and cable loss
2. P r e ss S E T U P K e y o n ce ( t h r e e t i m e s f r o m
p a r a m e t e r s u se d i n c a l c u l a t i n g a n d v e r i f y i n g
S e t u p # 2 M e n u o r t w i ce f r o m S e t u p # 3
reply delay and power measurements.
Menu) to enter Setup#1 Menu.
NOTE: Setup#1 Menu information is entered ( A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 d i sp l a ys i n f o r m a t i o n f r o m
b e f o r e co n d u c t i n g t e s t o p e r a t i o n s . l a st S e t u p # 1 M e n u . )

** SETUP#1 MENU **
UUT ANTENNA: RANGE HEIGHT
TOP = 11 18
BOTTOM = 45 8
SELECTED = BOTTOM
GAIN_13=11.5 GAIN_19=12. LOSS=1.

** SETUP#1 MENU **
UUT ANTENNA: RANGE HEIGHT
TOP = 11 18
BOTTOM = 45 8
SELECTED = TOP
GAIN_13=11.5 GAIN_19=12. LOSS=1.

** SETUP#1 MENU **
UUT ANTENNA: RANGE HEIGHT
TOP = 25 18 **ERROR**
BOTTOM = 45 8
SELECTED = TOP
GAIN_13=11.5 GAIN_19=12. LOSS=1.

** SETUP#1 MENU **
UUT ANTENNA: RANGE HEIGHT
TOP = 11 18
BOTTOM = 8 * DIRECT *
SELECTED = BOTTOM
GAIN_13=11.5 GAIN_19=12. LOSS=1.

S a m p l e S e t u p # 1 M e n u S cr e e n s
Figure 7

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HEIGHT FROM GROUND TO UUT ANTENNA (FT/M)


30/9.1

25/7.6

POWER
20/6.1 TEST

OUT OF RANGE
TOO CLOSE

VALID

15/4.6

POWER
10/3.0 TEST
INVALID

5/1.5
6/1.8

50/15.2

100/30.5

150/45.7

200/61.0

250/76.2

300/91.4
RANGE FROM ATC-601 TO UUT ANTENNA, GROUND DISTANCE (FT/M) 8102005

A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 P o si t i o n C h a r t
Figure 8

STEP PROCEDURE STEP PROCEDURE

3. E n t e r i n f o r m a t i o n u s i n g S L E W K e ys t o O SELECTED:
c h a n g e v a l u e s a n d S E L E C T K e ys t o
S e l e ct U U T A n t e n n a t e st e d i n A u t o ,
change parameters. (Cursor line
S i n g l e a n d P o w e r T e st s. S e l e ct i o n
i n d i ca t e s p a r a m e t e r s e l e c t e d . )
determines what set of Range and
NOTE: The SLEW Keys have different H e i g h t va l u e s a r e u se d f o r A u t o ,
rates of change according to S i n g l e a n d P o w e r T e s t c a l cu l a t i o n s.
item and the way keys are
NOTE: A ct u a l U U T A n t e n n a t e st e d
p r e s s e d . P r e s s a n d r e l e a se a
depends upon shielding or
key to change a value by one
disconnecting the UUT Antenna
foot. Press and hold a key to
not being tested.
change Range values in ten foot
i n cr e m e n t s a n d H e i g h t va l u e s i n O GAIN 1030/GAIN 1090:
five foot increments.
S e t G a i n i n d B i , o f T e st S e t a n t e n n a
Set following parameters: at 1030 MHz and 1090 MHz (noted on
Flat Antenna).
O RANGE:
O LOSS:
Set ground distance from ATC-601-2
to UUT Antenna, in feet. (If Set Coaxial Cable Loss in dB, of
ATC-601-2 is not within effective A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 a n t e n n a o r d i r e ct co n n e ct
range per 1-2-4, Figure 8, DISPLAY cable (noted on coaxial tag).
indicates an error and shows BAD
SETUP! message in top line.) Set to 4. P r e ss a n y ke y t o e xi t S e t u p # 1 M e n u .
0 for direct connection (indicated on
DISPLAY). Set to >0 when using
Test Set antenna.
O HEIGHT:
S e t v e r t i c a l d i s t a n c e f r o m T e st S e t
antenna to UUT Antenna, in feet.

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4.3.2 Setup#2 Menu (Remote Operation)


The Setup#2 Menu contains RS-232 interface STEP PROCEDURE
p a r a m e t e r s u se d f o r d a t a d u m p s a n d s e r i a l
O DIVERSITY TEST:
remote operation (only with Option 1 installed)
through the COMM Connector. Refer to 1-2-5 S e t co n t r o l o ve r p e r f o r m i n g D i ve r s i t y
for remote operation / commands. ( i so l a t i o n ) T e st d u r i n g A u t o T e st ( O N
t o p e r f o r m D i ve r si t y T e st o r O F F
4.3.3 Setup#3 Menu (Memory Operation) [ D i ve r si t y T e st d i sp l a ys N O T R U N ] t o
n o t p e r f o r m D i ve r si t y T e st ) . D e f a u l t
The Setup#3 Menu contains Effective Radiated is ON.
P o w e r ( E R P ) u n i t s , D i v e r s i t y T e s t p e r f o r m a n ce
co n t r o l a n d m e m o r y o p e r a t i o n p a r a m e t e r s . O LLAT:

STEP PROCEDURE U se r e n t r y f o r l o ca l l a t i t u d e i n
degrees minutes and seconds.
1. P r e ss S E T U P K e y t h r e e t i m e s ( o r t w i ce
from Setup#1 Menu or once from Setup#2 NOTE: Required for decode of
Menu) to enter Setup#3 Menu. E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r S u r f a ce
ATC-601-2 displays information from last P o si t i o n .
Setup#3 Menu.
O LLONG:
2. Enter information using SLEW Keys to
change values and SELECT Keys to U se r e n t r y f o r l o ca l l o n g i t u d e i n
change parameters. (Cursor line degrees minutes and seconds.
indicates parameter selected.) NOTE: Required for decode of
Set following parameters: E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r S u r f a ce
P o si t i o n .
O POWER (ERP) UNITS:
O RECALL DATA:
Set ERP measurement units used in
Power Test (dBm, dBw or WATTS). S e t t e st d a t a t o r e ca l l f r o m m e m o r y
Default is dBm. ( 1 o r 2 f o r M e m o r y L o ca t i o n 1 o r 2 ) .
Default is 1.
O POSITION DECODE (POS):
Press RUN/STOP Key to recall test
Select decode method of Extended data. ( A p e r i o d d i sp l a ye d t o t h e r i g h t
Squitter Airborne or Surface Latitude of the test data selection indicates
and Longitude. The decode types are r e ca l l h a s o ccu r r e d . )
GLOBAL or LOCAL. Default is
GLOBAL. O STORE DATA:

NOTE: Surface format only uses M e m o r y L o ca t i o n f o r st o r i n g cu r r e n t


LOCAL decode. t e s t d a t a ( 1 o r 2 f o r M e m o r y L o ca t i o n
1 or 2). Default is 1.
Press RUN/STOP Key to store current
t e st d a t a . ( A p e r i o d d i sp l a ye d t o t h e
r i g h t o f t h e M e m o r y L o ca t i o n
selection indicates the store has
o c c u r r e d , o v e r w r i t i n g a n y p r e v i o u sl y
st o r e d t e st d a t a . )

** SETUP#3 MENU **
POWER (ERP) UNITS = WATTS POS= GLOBAL
DIVERSITY TEST = ON SPEC SERV = GICB
RECALL TEST DATA = 1 STORE DATA = 1
LLAT= 37 39 00 N LLONG= 97 25 48 W
Change store/recall field then press RUN

S a m p l e S e t u p # 3 M e n u S cr e e n
Figure 9

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4.3.4 Setup#4 Menu (Contrast)

STEP PROCEDURE T h e S e t u p # 4 M e n u c o n t a i n s C o n t r a st i n t e r f a ce
parameter used for setting the contrast level of
O SPEC SERV:
the display.
Set Special Services to either GICB
STEP PROCEDURE
o r D F 1 7 . W h e n s e t t o G I C B , T e st S e t
uses Ground Initiated Comm B 1. P r e ss S E T U P K e y f o u r t i m e s ( o r t h r e e
transactions to extract data from t i m e s f r o m S e t u p # 1 M e n u , t w i ce f r o m
transponders BDS registers and Setup#2 Menu or once from Setup#3
display decoded BDS content in Menu) to enter Setup#4 Menu.
1 8 s c r e e n s . W h e n s e t t o D F 1 7 , T e st A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 d i s p l a y s i n f o r m a t i o n f r o m l a st
Set listens to extended squitters and Setup#4 Menu.
decodes and displays data.
2. E n t e r i n f o r m a t i o n u si n g S L E W K e ys t o
NOTE: Transponder must be at change values.
l e a st L e ve l 2 a n d h a ve A D L P
S e t f o l l o w i n g p a r a m e t e r s:
co n n e ct e d o r i n co r p o r a t e d i n
d e si g n o f t r a n sp o n d e r t o O CONTRAST:
allow subsytem data from
GPS/NAV to be loaded into S e t C o n t r a s t l e v e l o f t h e d i sp l a y f r o m
or extracted from BDS -50 to +50. Default is 0.
registers.
NOTE: O n l y c e r t a i n B D S r e g i st e r s
a r e a v a i l a b l e vi a e x t e n d e d
squitter.
M e m o r y L o c a t i o n f o r s t o r i n g cu r r e n t
t e s t d a t a ( 1 o r 2 f o r M e m o r y L o ca t i o n
1 or 2). Default is 1.
Press RUN/STOP Key to store current
t e s t d a t a . ( A p e r i o d d i s p l a ye d t o t h e
right of the Memory Location
se l e c t i o n i n d i c a t e s t h e s t o r e h a s
occurred, overwriting any previously
stored test data.)
3. Press any key to exit Setup#3 Menu.

** SETUP#4 MENU **
CONTRAST:+0

S a m p l e S e t u p # 4 M e n u S cr e e n
Figure 10

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4.4 AUTO TEST

4.4.1 Description
The Auto Test determines operational SCREEN DESCRIPTION
t r a n s p o n d e r m o d e s ( A , C a n d / o r S ) . T h e T e st
3. ATCRBS Reply
Set interrogates at a level 4 dB above MTL.
After performing the Auto Test, the ATC-601-2 Interrogates with ATCRBS (Modes A and
st o r e s t h e i n f o r m a t i o n i n b a t t e r y b a c k e d u p C) interrogations and verifies:
m e m o r y. A u t o T e s t c o m p r i s e s T e s t S c r e e n s
1 through 39. O F1 to F2 spacing is 20.3 s
( 0 . 1 0 s) .
NOTE: The Power Test is displayed on the
Auto Test Screen. O F7 and F2 pulse width between the
0.5 amplitude points on the leading
SCREEN DESCRIPTION and trailing edge is 0.45 s
( 0 . 1 0 s) .
Mode Test
4. SLS Level
Identifies modes of operation. The Mode
Test interrogates with Mode A, Mode C NOTE: B e ca u se i n t e r r o g a t i o n w i t h S L S
and ATCRBS (Mode C)/Mode S All-Call a t - 9 d B i s se n t a t M T L p l u s
to determine reply modes of the 1 2 d B , t h e S L S T e st m u st b e r u n
t r a n sp o n d e r . T h e se a r e t h e m o d e s w i t h i n 9 5 f e e t ( 2 8 . 9 6 m e t e r s) o f
t e st e d d u r i n g t h e A u t o T e st se q u e n ce . UUT Antenna being tested.
NOTE: This is internal to software; no I n t e r r o g a t e s w i t h va l i d A T C R B S
s c r e e n i s d i sp l a ye d . interrogations including P2 pulse.
Interrogations are conducted with P2
1. Reply Delay
level at -9 dB and then again at 0 dB.
Interrogates with valid modes and T e st ve r i f i e s:
ve r i f i e s r e p l y d e l a y m i n u s r a n g e d e l a y
O Transponder does not reply when P2
( a ve r a g e o f b e s t 8 o f 1 3 r e p l i e s ) e q u a l s :
l e ve l i s a t 0 d B ( U U T i s su p p r e sse d ) .
O 128.00 s (0.25 s) for Mode S
O Transponder replies when P2 level is
O 128.00 s (0.50 s) for Intermode a t - 9 d B ( U U T i s n o t su p p r e sse d ) .
(All-Call) 5. ATCRBS Only All-Call
O 3.00 s (0.50 s) for ATCRBS Interrogates with an ATCRBS only All-
NOTE: Range delay is 2.03 ns/ft Call and verifies Mode S transponders do
(6.67 ns/m), calculated from the n o t r e p l y.
va l u e s i n t h e S e t u p M e n u . 6. Mode S All-Call
2. Reply Jitter Interrogates with the ATCRBS (Mode
Interrogates with valid modes and A ) / M o d e S A l l - C a l l . A d d r e ss r e ce i ve d i n
ve r i f i e s, u si n g b e s t 2 4 o f 3 9 r e p l i e s , D o w n l i n k F o r m a t ( D F ) 1 1 i s t h e n u se d i n
r e p l y j i t t e r ( c h a n g e s i n r e p l y d e l a y ) i s: an Uplink Format (UF) 4 interrogation to
solicit a DF4 reply. The address
O 0.08 s for Mode S received is decoded and compared with
t h e a d d r e ss se n t . T h e M o d e S A l l - C a l l
O 0.10 s for Intermode (All-Call) and
Test Screen also displays the Tail
ATCRBS
N u m b e r o f t h e a i r cr a f t .
The ATC-601-2 decodes the Mode S
reply address to obtain the Tail Number
f o r va r i o u s co u n t r i e s ( i f su p p o r t e d ) .
Refer to Appendix F.

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** AUTO TEST - NOT RUN **


MODES TESTED - FREQ:
MODES PASSED - ERP:
MODES FAILED - MTL:
DIVERSITY ISOLATION:
Press RUN to start

** AUTO TEST - PASSED **


MODES TESTED - A,C,S FREQ: 19. MHz
MODES PASSED - A,C,S ERP: 53 dBm
MODES FAILED - MTL: -73 dBm
DIVERSITY ISOLATION: 25 dBm
Press RUN to start

** AUTO TEST **
MODES TESTED - FREQ:
MODES PASSED - ERP:
MODES FAILED - MTL:
DIVERSITY ISOLATION:
*** TEST RUNNING ***

** AUTO TEST - FAILED **


MODES TESTED - A,C,S FREQ: 19. MHz
MODES PASSED - A,S ERP: 23 dBw
MODES FAILED - C MTL: -73 dBm
DIVERSITY ISOLATION: 25 dBm
Press RUN to start

** AUTO TEST - FAILED **


MODES TESTED - A,C,S FREQ: 19. MHz
MODES PASSED - A,C,S ERP: 53 dBm
MODES FAILED - MTL: -73 dBm
DIVERSITY ISOLATION:17 dBm
Press RUN to start

S a m p l e A u t o T e st S cr e e n s
Figure 11

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7. Invalid Address 13. Mode S UF16


Transmits Mode S interrogations using Interrogates with Mode S UF16 (Long air
t w o a d d r e s s e s d i f f e r e n t f r o m t h e a d d r e ss t o a i r su r ve i l l a n ce , A C A S ) , ve r i f yi n g
determined by the Mode S All-Call, UF11. r e p l y, i f r e ce i ve d , h a s co r r e ct a l t i t u d e
T e st ve r i f i e s n o r e p l y i s r e c e i v e d . ( co m p a r e d w i t h M o d e C a l t i t u d e ) ,
Default addresses used are one greater a d d r e ss ( co m p a r e d w i t h M o d e T e st
and 256 greater than the correct a d d r e ss) a n d f o r m a t . N o r e p l y t o U F 1 6
address. If Option 1 for remote d o e s n o t f a i l M o d e S i n A u t o T e st .
operation is installed, refer to
NOTE: Replies to UF16 are only
M i sce l l a n e o u s C o m m a n d s i n 1 - 2 - 5 ,
r e ce i ve d i f a n a ct i ve T C A S I I
T a b l e 5 f o r r e m o t e l y se t t i n g u se r d e f i n e d
syst e m i s i n st a l l e d .
i n va l i d a d d r e s s e s .
14. Mode S UF20
8. SPR On/Off
F o r l e ve l 2 - 4 t r a n sp o n d e r s ( i . e . ,
Transmits a Mode S interrogation with
t r a n sp o n d e r s t h a t su p p o r t C o m m A / B ,
t h e S yn ch r o n o u s P h a s e R e v e r s a l ( S P R )
FAR Part 43), Appendix F requires
O n , v e r i f yi n g c o r r e c t r e p l y i s r e c e i v e d .
verification of DF20 reply.
T h e n sa m e i n t e r r o g a t i o n i s s e n t a g a i n
with the SPR Off, verifying no reply is T h i s t e st f i r st i n t e r r o g a t e s f o r B D S 1 , 0
r e ce i ve d . data link capabilities report. If reply is
n o t r e ce i ve d , t h e t e st i n t e r r o g a t e s f o r
9. Mode S UF0
B D S 3 , 0 T C A S se n si t i vi t y st a t u s
Interrogates with Mode S Uplink Format 0 message.
(Short air to air surveillance, ACAS)
NOTE: The BDS 1,0 data link
ve r i f yi n g r e p l y i s r e c e i v e d t h a t h a s
capabilities report interrogates
correct altitude (compared with Mode C
with Mode S UF20 (Comm A,
altitude), address (compared with Mode
altitude request), RR=17 (long
Test address) and format.
r e p l y) , D I = 7 , R R S = 0 , ve r i f yi n g
10. Mode S UF4 D F 2 0 r e p l y r e c e i v e d h a s c o r r e ct
altitude (compared with Mode C
Interrogates with Mode S UF4
a l t i t u d e ) , a d d r e ss ( co m p a r e d
( S u r v e i l l a n c e , a l t i t u d e r e q u e s t ) , v e r i f yi n g
with Mode Test address) and
r e p l y i s r e ce i v e d t h a t h a s c o r r e c t a l t i t u d e
f o r m a t . D a t a d i sp l a ye d i n M B
(compared with Mode C altitude),
message field is not decoded.
address (compared with Mode Test
For decoded capability report,
address) and format.
r e f e r t o T e st 2 5 D a t a L i n k
11. Mode S UF5 Capability Report BDS 1,0
Part 1 in 1-2-4.4.1.
Interrogates with Mode S UF5
(Surveillance, identity request) verifying NOTE: T h e B D S 3 , 0 T C A S se n si t i vi t y
reply is received that has correct identity status message interrogates
( c o m p a r e d w i t h M o d e A i d e n t i t y ) , a d d r e ss with Mode S UF20 (Comm A,
(compared with Mode Test address) and altitude request), RR=19 (long
format. r e p l y) , D I = 7 , R R S = 0 ,
MA=05000000000000, verifying
12. Mode S UF11 D F 2 0 r e p l y r e c e i v e d h a s c o r r e ct
I n t e r r o g a t e s w i t h M o d e S U F 1 1 , v e r i f yi n g altitude (compared with Mode C
r e p l y i s r e c e i v e d t h a t h a s c o r r e c t a d d r e ss a l t i t u d e ) , a d d r e ss ( co m p a r e d
(compared with Mode Test address) and with Mode Test address) and
f o r m a t . T e st s a l l I I a n d S I c o d e s . f o r m a t . D a t a d i sp l a ye d i n M B
message field is not decoded.

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NOTE: Level 1 transponder does not 16. Squitter


reply to this test. Failure to
V e r i f i e s D F 1 1 A cq u i si t i o n sq u i t t e r s a r e
reply to this test does not fail
received from the UUT every 0.8 to
Mode S in Auto Test.
2.4 seconds. ATC-601-2 only runs
NOTE: Transponders without active S q u i t t e r T e st w h e n t e st i n g M o d e S
subsystems capable of t r a n s p o n d e r s . V e r i f i e s D F 1 7 e xt e n d e d
accepting Comm A data, do not sq u i t t e r s a r e d e t e ct e d .
reply to UF20 interrogations.
17. Frequency
15. Mode S UF21
V e r i f i e s f r e q u e n cy o f t r a n sp o n d e r i s
For level 2-4 transponders (i.e., 1 0 9 0 M H z ( 3 M H z) . T h e A T C - 6 0 1 - 2
transponders that support Comm A/B, d i s p l a y s f r e q u e n c y i n t h e A u t o T e st
FAR Part 43), Appendix F requires screen.
ve r i f i c a t i o n o f D F 2 1 r e p l y .
18. Flight ID BDS 2,0
This test first interrogates for BDS 1,0
data link capabilities report. If reply is Interrogates with Mode S UF4 (Comm A
not received, the test interrogates for I d e n t i t y r e q u e s t ) , R R = 1 8 ( l o n g r e p l y) a n d
BDS 3,0 TCAS sensitivity status T O r e q u e st D F 2 0 w i t h A I S r e p l y. V e r i f i e s
m e ss a g e . r e p l y r e ce i ve d i s a D F 2 0 ( C o m m - B ) w i t h
a n A I S f i e l d co n t a i n i n g va l i d ch a r a ct e r s.
NOTE: The BDS 1,0 data link No reply to the UF4 does not fail Mode S
capabilities report interrogates i n A u t o T e st .
with Mode S UF20 (Comm A,
altitude request), RR=17 (long NOTE: Flight ID must be supported
r e p l y ) , D I = 7 , R R S = 0 , ve r i f yi n g e i t h e r b y d i r e ct e n t r y o f f l i g h t I D
DF20 reply received has correct i n t o t r a n s p o n d e r o r l i n ke d
altitude (compared with Mode C subsystem; otherwise AIS is
altitude), address (compared ze r o .
with Mode Test address) and 19. Mode S UELM
format. Data displayed in MB
message field is not decoded. Interrogates with Mode S UF4 (Comm A,
For decoded capability report, a l t i t u d e r e q u e s t ) , R R = 1 7 ( l o n g r e p l y) ,
refer to Test 25 Data Link D I = 7 , R R S = 0 , ve r i f yi n g t h a t U E L M i s
Capability Report BDS 1,0 supported by the transponder from the
Part 1 in 1-2-4.4.1. data link capabilities report.

NOTE: T h e B D S 3 , 0 T C A S s e n si t i vi t y Interrogates with Mode S UF4 ELM


status message interrogates r e se r va t i o n . V e r i f i e s r e p l y r e ce i ve d i s a
with Mode S UF20 (Comm A, D F 2 0 E L M R e se r va t i o n ( C o m m - B ) .
altitude request), RR=19 (long Interrogates with Mode S UF24 (Comm-
reply), DI=7, RRS=0, C) ELM segments (initial, intermediate
MA=05000000000000, verifying a n d f i n a l ) i n t h r e e i n t e r r o g a t i o n s.
DF20 reply received has correct Verifies reply received is a Mode S DF24
altitude (compared with Mode C (Comm-D) acknowledgment.
altitude), address (compared
with Mode Test address) and Interrogates with Mode S UF4 ELM
format. Data displayed in MB c l o s e - o u t . V e r i f i e s r e p l y r e c e i ve d i s a
message field is not decoded. D F 2 0 E L M cl o se - o u t ( C o m m - B ) . N o r e p l y
to the UELM test sequence does not fail
NOTE: Transponders without active M o d e S i n A u t o T e st .
subsystems capable of
accepting Comm A data, do not NOTE: Transponder Level 3 required.
reply to UF21 interrogations.

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20. Mode S DELM 24. Selected Vert Intent Report BDS 4,0
Part 2
Interrogates with Mode S UF4 (Comm A,
altitude request), RR=17 (long reply), Continuation of report.
DI=7, RRS=0, verifying that DELM is
25. Data Link Capability Report BDS 1,0
supported by the transponder from the
Part 1
d a t a l i n k ca p a b i l i t i e s r e p o r t .
Interrogates with UF4 RR=17 DI=7
Interrogates with Mode S UF4 ELM
R R S = 0 , d e c o d e s D F 2 0 r e p l y a n d d i s p l a ys
reservation. Verifies reply received is a
data link capability report.
DF20 ELM Reservation (Comm-B).
NOTE: Data is displayed over two
Interrogates with Mode S UF24 (Comm-
scr e e n s: P a r t 1 a n d P a r t 2 .
C) requesting Comm-D DELMs. Verifies
reply received is Mode S DF24 (Comm-D) NOTE: Not available as DF17.
w i t h c o r r e c t n u m b e r o f E L M s e g m e n t s.
26. Data Link Capability Report BDS 1,0
I n t e r r o g a t e s w i t h M o d e S U F 4 E L M c l o se - Part 2
out. Verifies reply received is a DF20
E L M cl o se - o u t ( C o m m - B ) . N o r e p l y t o Continuation of report.
the DELM test sequence does not fail 27. Track & Turn Report BDS 5,0
Mode S in Auto Test.
Interrogates with UF4 RR=21 DI=7
NOTE: Transponder Level 4 required. RRS=0, decodes DF20 reply and
21. Diversity d i sp l a ys t r a ck a n d t u r n r e p o r t .

V e r i f i e s d i ve r si t y i so l a t i o n ( p o w e r l e ve l NOTE: A D L P ( A i r D a t a L i n k P r o ce sso r )
difference between UUT On antenna must be installed or transponder
squitters and Off antenna squitters) is m u st h a ve e m b e d d e d A D L P t o
20 dB. Diversity isolation is displayed r e ce i ve d a t a f r o m su b syst e m .
i n A u t o T e st s c r e e n . D F 1 1 s q u i t t e r s a r e NOTE: Not available as DF17.
used for this test.
28. Heading & Speed Report BDS 6,0
NOTE: To insure 20 dB dynamic range
f o r D i v e r si t y T e s t , t e s t m u s t b e Interrogates with UF4 RR=22 DI=7
r u n w i t h i n 5 0 f e e t ( 1 5 . 2 4 m e t e r s) RRS=0, decodes DF20 reply and
of UUT Antenna being tested. displays heading and speed report.

22. MTL Difference NOTE: A D L P ( A i r D a t a L i n k P r o ce sso r )


must be installed or transponder
Verifies MTL of Mode A interrogations m u st h a ve e m b e d d e d A D L P t o
equals MTL of Mode C interrogations r e ce i ve d a t a f r o m su b syst e m
(1.0 dB).
NOTE: Not available as DF17.
23. Selected Vert Intent Report BDS 4,0
Part 1 29. Airborne Position BDS 0,5
GICB: Interrogates with UF4 RR=16
NOTE: Not available as DF17.
DI=7 RRS=5, decodes DF20
Interrogates with UF4 RR=20 DI=7 reply and displays airborne
RRS=0, decodes DF20 reply and displays position.
vertical intent report data.
DF17: Receives extended squitter
NOTE: A D L P ( A i r D a t a L i n k P r o ce ss o r ) decodes and displays airborne
must be installed or transponder p o si t i o n .
must have embedded ADLP to
NOTE: DF17s are not run as part of the
receive data from subsystem (in
A u t o T e st .
this case the FMS [Flight
Management System]).

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NOTE: A D L P ( A i r D a t a L i n k P r o ce sso r ) 31. Ident & Category BDS 0,8


must be installed or transponder
GICB: Interrogates with UF4 RR=16
must have embedded ADLP to
DI=7 RRS=8, decodes DF20
r e c e i v e d a t a f r o m s u b syst e m .
reply and displays ident and
NOTE: Installation must be in the ca t e g o r y.
a i r b o r n e s t a t e t o t r a n sm i t
DF17: Receives extended squitter
airborne position.
decodes and displays ident and
NOTE: Lat/long may be decoded via the ca t e g o r y.
Global Unambiguous Position
NOTE: DF17s are not run as part of the
a l g o r i t h m i f n o l o ca l l a t / l o n g i s
A u t o T e st .
entered in Setup Menu #3 or via
the Local Unambiguous Position NOTE: A D L P ( A i r D a t a L i n k P r o ce sso r )
a l g o r i t h m i f l o ca l l a t / l o n g i s m u s t b e i n s t a l l e d o r t r a n sp o n d e r
entered in Setup Menu #3. m u st h a ve e m b e d d e d A D L P t o
r e ce i ve d a t a f r o m su b syst e m .
NOTE: Setup Menu #3 SPEC SERV
field may be set to GICB to NOTE: Setup Menu #3 SPEC SERV
display this BDS register via f i e l d m a y b e se t t o G I C B t o
GICB transactions or to DF17 to display this BDS register via
d i sp l a y d a t a r e ce i v e d v i a D F 1 7 G I C B t r a n sa ct i o n s o r t o D F 1 7 t o
extended squitters. d i s p l a y d a t a r e c e i v e d vi a D F 1 7
e xt e n d e d sq u i t t e r s.
30. Surface Position BDS 0,6
32. Airborne Velocity BDS 0,9 Part 1
GICB: Interrogates with UF4 RR=16
DI=7 RRS=6, decodes DF20 GICB: Interrogates with UF4 RR=16
reply and displays surface DI=7 RRS=9, decodes DF20
position. reply and displays airborne
ve l o ci t y.
DF17: Receives extended squitter
decodes and displays surface DF17: Receives extended squitter
position. decodes and displays airborne
ve l o ci t y.
NOTE: DF17s are not run as part of the
Auto Test. NOTE: DF17s are not run as part of the
A u t o T e st .
NOTE: A D L P ( A i r D a t a L i n k P r o ce sso r )
must be installed or transponder NOTE: A D L P ( A i r D a t a L i n k P r o ce sso r )
must have embedded ADLP to m u s t b e i n s t a l l e d o r t r a n sp o n d e r
r e c e i v e d a t a f r o m s u b syst e m . m u st h a ve e m b e d d e d A D L P t o
r e ce i ve d a t a f r o m su b syst e m .
NOTE: Installation must be in the
g r o u n d s t a t e t o t r a n s m i t su r f a ce NOTE: Installation must be in the
position. a i r b o r n e st a t e t o t r a n sm i t
a i r b o r n e ve l o ci t y.
NOTE: Lat/long may be decoded via the
Local Unambiguous Position NOTE: Setup Menu #3 SPEC SERV
a l g o r i t h m o n l y i f l o ca l l a t / l o n g i s f i e l d m a y b e se t t o G I C B t o
entered in Setup Menu #3; display this BDS register via
otherwise data is not displayed. G I C B t r a n sa ct i o n s o r t o D F 1 7 t o
d i s p l a y d a t a r e c e i v e d vi a D F 1 7
NOTE: Setup Menu #3 SPEC SERV
e xt e n d e d sq u i t t e r s.
field may be set to GICB to
display this BDS register via
GICB transactions or to DF17 to
d i s p l a y d a t a r e ce i v e d v i a D F 1 7
extended squitters.

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33. Airborne Velocity BDS 0,9 Part 2 Each bit set indicates capability
su p p o r t e d f o r B D S 3 , 9 t o 7 , 0 .
Continuation of report.
Interrogates with UF4 RR=17 DI=7 and
34. Airborne Velocity BDS 0,9 Part 3 R R S = 1 0 . D F 2 0 r e p l y B D S r e g i st e r
Continuation of report. co n t e n t d i sp l a ye d a s 1 4 H E X d i g i t s.

35. Ext Squitter Status BDS 0,7 Each bit set indicates capability
su p p o r t e d f o r B D S 7 , 1 t o A , 8 .
GICB: Interrogates with UF4 RR=16
DI=7 RRS=7, decodes DF20 Interrogates with UF4 RR=17 DI=7 and
r e p l y a n d d i sp l a ys e x t e n d e d R R S = 1 1 . D F 2 0 r e p l y B D S r e g i st e r
squitter status. co n t e n t d i sp l a ye d a s 1 4 H E X d i g i t s.

DF17: Receives extended squitter Each bit set indicates capability


d e c o d e s a n d d i sp l a ys e x t e n d e d su p p o r t e d f o r B D S A , 9 t o E , 0 .
squitter status. Interrogates with UF4 RR=17 DI=7 and
NOTE: Not available as DF17. R R S = 1 2 . D F 2 0 r e p l y B D S r e g i st e r
co n t e n t d i sp l a ye d a s 1 4 H E X d i g i t s.
NOTE: A D L P ( A i r D a t a L i n k P r o ce ss o r )
must be installed or transponder Each bit set indicates capability
must have embedded ADLP to su p p o r t e d f o r B D S E , 1 t o F , F .
receive data from subsystem. NOTE: Not available as DF17.
NOTE: Setup Menu #3 SPEC SERV 38. Aircraft Status BDS 6,1
field may be set to GICB to
display this BDS register via GICB: Interrogates with UF4 RR=16
GICB transactions or to DF17 to DI=7 RRS=1, decodes DF20
d i sp l a y d a t a r e ce i v e d vi a D F 1 7 r e p l y a n d d i sp l a ys a i r cr a f t
extended squitters. st a t u s.

36. Common Usage GICB Cap Report BDS DF17: Receives extended squitter
1,7 decodes and displays aircraft
st a t u s.
Interrogates with UF4 RR=17 DI=7
RRS=7, decodes DF20 reply and displays NOTE: DF17s are not run as part of the
27. Common Usage GICB Cap Report A u t o T e st .
BDS 1,7. NOTE: A D L P ( A i r D a t a L i n k P r o ce sso r )
NOTE: Not available as DF17. must be installed or transponder
m u st h a ve e m b e d d e d A D L P t o
Interrogates with UF4 RR=17 DI=7 r e ce i ve d a t a f r o m su b syst e m .
RRS=7, decodes DF20 reply and
d i s p l a y s c o m m o n u sa g e G I C B ca p a b i l i t y NOTE: Setup Menu #3 SPEC SERV
report. f i e l d m a y b e se t t o G I C B t o
display this BDS register via
37. Specific Services GICB Cap Report G I C B t r a n sa ct i o n s o r t o D F 1 7 t o
BDS 1,8 to 1,C display data received via DF17
Interrogates with UF4 RR=17 DI=7 and e xt e n d e d sq u i t t e r s.
RRS=8. DF20 reply BDS register
content displayed as 14 HEX digits.
E a ch b i t se t i n d i c a t e s c a p a b i l i t y
su p p o r t e d f o r B D S 0 , 1 t o 3 , 8 .
Interrogates with UF4 RR=17 DI=7 and
RRS=9. DF20 reply BDS register
content displayed as 14 HEX digits.

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39. ACAS Resolution Advisory BDS 3,0 1. C o n n e ct U U T t o A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 R F I / O
C o n n e ct o r .
Interrogates with UF4 RR=19 DI=7
RRS=0, decodes DF20 reply and displays CAUTION: TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO
a ct i v e r e s o l u t i o n a d v i s o r y d a t a . ATC-601-2, DO NOT
CONNECT UUT TO
NOTE: I f A C A S R e so l u t i o n A d vi so r y i s
ANTENNA CONNECTOR
not available (BDS=0,0), the
WITH ATC-601-2 SET FOR
test displays NOT AVAIL.
DIRECT CONNECT.
NOTE: Not available as DF17.
2. P e r f o r m S e t u p # 1 M e n u p r o ce d u r e
NOTE: TCAS II must be installed and ( 1 - 2 - 4 . 3 . 1 ) , se t t i n g R a n g e , f o r U U T
a n d a r e s o l u t i o n a d v i so r y m u s t Antenna to be tested, to 0.
be in progress for data to be
3. P r e ss A U T O T E S T K e y t o e n t e r A u t o T e st
displayed on this screen. RA
scr e e n . ( T h e A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 sh o w s t h e
may be stimulated by TCAS-201
r e su l t s o f t h e l a st A u t o T e st o n t h e
test set running a collision
DISPLAY.)
scenario.
4. Press RUN/STOP Key to run Auto Test.
Power (Displayed on Auto Test Screen)
( T E S T R U N N I N G a n d a st e r i s k s i n b o t t o m
NOTE: A special procedure (refer to . l i n e o f D I S P L A Y i n d i ca t e t e st i s r u n n i n g . )
1 - 2 - 4 . 6 ) r e d u c e s t h e e f f e ct s o f
5. Press RUN/STOP Key at any time to stop
multipath when measuring power
t e st ( n o n - r e su m a b l e ) ; o t h e r w i se , A u t o
over the air.
Test runs until all tests are complete.
Verifies transponder:
6. V e r i f y m o d e s ( A , C a n d / o r S ) t e st e d ,
O ERP Direct Connect: >+48.5 dBm and passed or failed as indicated on
<+57.0 dBm. ERP Radiated is D I S P L A Y . V e r i f y U U T f r e q u e n cy, p o w e r
>+48.5 dBm. m e a s u r e m e n t s a n d d i v e r s i t y i so l a t i o n a s
i n d i ca t e d o n D I S P L A Y . I f a n y t e st
O MTL Direct Connect: >-69 dBm and section fails or more information is
<-77 dBm. MTL Radiated is: n e e d e d , r e f e r t o . 1 - 2 - 4 . 5 f o r S i n g l e T e st
>-69 dBm. a n d / o r 1 - 2 - 4 . 6 f o r P o w e r T e st .

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4.4.3 "Over the Air" Ground Test 4.4.4 "Over the Air" Simulated Altitude
Procedure (UUT Aircraft Altitude Test Procedure (UUT Aircraft Altitude
Reporting System dAirfield Altitude) Reporting System >Airfield Altitude
["Pumped Up"])
STEP PROCEDURE STEP PROCEDURE
1. Perform Setup#1 Menu procedure, refer 1. P e r f o r m S e t u p # 1 M e n u p r o ce d u r e , r e f e r
to 1-2-4.3.1. to 1-2-4.3.1).
2. Connect Test Set antenna to ATC-601-2 2. C o n n e ct T e st S e t a n t e n n a t o A T C - 6 0 1 - 2
ANTENNA Connector. Position Test Set A N T E N N A C o n n e ct o r .
antenna facing UUT Antenna at Setup#1
3. Shield UUT antenna being tested with
Menu Range.
Antenna Shield. Refer to Appendix C.
3. Either shield with Antenna Shield (refer E i t h e r sh i e l d w i t h A n t e n n a S h i e l d o r
to Appendix C) or disconnect and disconnect and terminate UUT Antenna
terminate UUT Antenna not being tested. not being tested. Deactivate other area
Deactivate other area transponders or transponders or position transponders
p o si t i o n t r a n s p o n d e r s a t l e a s t t h r e e > 5 0 f e e t ( 1 5 . 2 4 m e t e r s) f r o m t h e T e st
times the Setup#1 Menu Range from the Set antenna.
Test Set antenna.
NOTE: The Antenna Shield causes
4. P r e s s A U T O T E S T K e y t o e n t e r A u t o T e st f a i l u r e i n d i ca t i o n s f o r D i ve r si t y,
screen. (The ATC-601-2 shows the M T L D i f f e r e n ce a n d P o w e r
results of the last Auto Test on the Tests. The Antenna Shield may
DISPLAY.) ca u se f a i l u r e i n d i ca t i o n s f o r t h e
F r e q u e n cy t e st . S u ch
5. Press RUN/STOP Key or ANTENNA
indications may be disregarded.
PUSH BUTTON Switch (if Flat Antenna is
F r e q u e n cy, D i ve r si t y, M T L
being used) to run Auto Test. (TEST
D i f f e r e n ce a n d P o w e r t e st s a r e
RUNNING and asterisks in bottom line of
verified without the Antenna
DISPLAY indicate test is running.)
Shield.
6. Press RUN/STOP Key or ANTENNA
4. P o si t i o n F l a t A n t e n n a 2 0 f e e t
PUSH BUTTON Switch (if Flat Antenna is
( 6 . 1 m e t e r s) f r o m t r a n sp o n d e r a n t e n n a
b e i n g u se d ) a t a n y t i m e t o s t o p t e s t ( n o n -
being tested. Adjust Setup#1 Menu
resumable); otherwise, Auto Test runs
a cco r d i n g l y.
u n t i l a l l t e st s a r e c o m p l e t e .
5. P r e ss A U T O T E S T K e y t o e n t e r A u t o T e st
7. Verify modes (A, C and/or S) tested,
scr e e n . ( T h e A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 sh o w s t h e
p a s s e d a n d f a i l e d a s i n d i ca t e d o n
r e su l t s o f t h e l a st A u t o T e st o n t h e
DISPLAY. Verify UUT frequency, power
DISPLAY.)
m e a su r e m e n t s a n d d i v e r s i t y i s o l a t i o n a s
indicated on DISPLAY. If any test 6. Press RUN/STOP Key or ANTENNA
se ct i o n f a i l s o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n i s P U S H B U T T O N S w i t ch ( i f F l a t A n t e n n a i s
n e e d e d , r e f e r t o 1 - 2 - 4 . 5 f o r S i n g l e T e st b e i n g u se d ) t o r u n A u t o T e st . ( T E S T
and/or 1-2-4.6 for Power Test. R U N N I N G a n d a st e r i s k s i n b o t t o m l i n e o f
D I S P L A Y i n d i ca t e t e st i s r u n n i n g . )
7. Press RUN/STOP Key or ANTENNA
P U S H B U T T O N S w i t ch ( i f F l a t A n t e n n a i s
being used) at any time to stop test (non-
r e su m a b l e ) ; o t h e r w i se , A u t o T e st r u n s
until all tests are complete.
8. V e r i f y m o d e s ( A , C a n d / o r S ) t e st e d ,
passed or failed as indicated on
D I S P L A Y . I f a n y t e st se ct i o n f a i l s o r
more information is needed, refer to
1 - 2 - 4 . 5 f o r S i n g l e T e st .

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4.5 SINGLE TEST 4.5.1 GENERAL PROCEDURE

If more information is needed, the operator is STEP PROCEDURE


able to view or rerun specific tests. The
1. Perform the following according to
following graphs contain Single Test
d e si r e d t e st se t u p :
p r o ce d u r e , i n f o r m a t i o n a n d s a m p l e D i s p l a y
scr e e n s a s s o c i a t e d w i t h e a c h t e s t . O I f d i r e ct co n n e ct i s d e si r e d , p e r f o r m
Steps 1 through 3 of 1-2-4.4.2.
All tests are the same as those run in the Auto
T e s t . E a c h S i n g l e T e s t r u n s a M o d e T e st f i r st O I f " O ve r t h e A i r " G r o u n d T e st w i t h
to determine valid transponder modes to be U U T A i r cr a f t A l t i t u d e R e p o r t i n g
t e st e d . U n l i k e A u t o T e s t , o n c e i n i t i a t e d , e a c h S yst e m A i r f i e l d A l t i t u d e i s d e si r e d ,
Single Test continues running until RUN/STOP perform Steps 1 through 4 of
Key is pressed again. 1-2-4.4.3.
D i sp l a y sc r e e n v a l u e s a r e e x p r e s s e d i n O I f " O ve r t h e A i r " S i m u l a t e d A l t i t u d e
decimal except for ID codes (expressed in T e st w i t h U U T A i r cr a f t A l t i t u d e
octal). Most Mode S field values are Reporting System >Airfield Altitude is
e xp r e sse d i n h e x a d e c i m a l e x c e p t f o r d o w n l i n k d e si r e d ( A T C R B S R e p l y, M o d e S
f o r m a t [ D F ] a n d a l t i t u d e c o d e [ A C ] , e xp r e sse d UF0, Mode S UF4 and/or Mode S
i n d e ci m a l ; a n d i d e n t i t y c o d e [ I D ] , e x p r e s s e d i n U F 1 6 T e st s) , p e r f o r m S t e p s 1 t h r o u g h
octal. Top line of DISPLAY indicates PASSED, 5 of 1-2-4.4.4.
FAILED, NOT RUN or NO REPLY for that
p a r t i cu l a r t e s t . 2. U se S E L E C T K e ys t o g o f r o m A u t o T e st
s c r e e n t o e a c h S i n g l e T e s t . ( R e su l t s
R e f e r t o 1 - 2 - 4 , T a b l e 4 f o r S c r e e n S ym b o l s f r o m l a st t e st r u n , A u t o o r S i n g l e , a r e
I d e n t i f i c a t i o n s . R e f e r t o A p p e n d i x B f o r si g n a l sh o w n o n D I S P L A Y ) .
f o r m a t s a n d n u m b e r s y s t e m c o n v e r si o n s.
3. Press RUN/STOP Key or ANTENNA
P U S H B U T T O N S w i t ch ( i f F l a t A n t e n n a i s
being used) to initiate test.
4. Press RUN/STOP Key or ANTENNA
P U S H B U T T O N S w i t ch ( i f F l a t A n t e n n a i s
being used) to stop test.

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SYMBOL LOCATION INDICATES


Before item line Error in item
#### Numerical data fields Data string is too large for
data field.
++++ Power line, Invalid data
Frequency line,
Diversity Isolation line
**** Power Values Line Variance due to excessive
multipath
** TEST RUNNING ** Bottom line Test is running.
ATCRBS Altitude line Data in Octal form
[ ] Squitter Address line
Mode S All-Call Address line
Q Before Power Test line Selected UUT Antenna
QQ Left Side, Below Bottom Line Battery is Low
BAT Left Side, Top Line
S c r e e n S y m b o l s I d e n t i f i ca t i o n C h a r t
Table 4

TEST SCREEN DESCRIPTION


1. Reply Delay
** REPLY DELAY TEST - NO REPLY **
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 12.
The ATC-601-2 interrogates UUT with MODE S:
Modes A, C, S and ATCRBS/Mode S All- ITM A: C:
Call (Intermode [ITM]). ATC A: C:
*** TEST RUNNING ***
The Reply Delay test verifies reply delay
minus range delay is:
** REPLY DELAY TEST - PASSED **
O 128 s (0.25 s) for Mode S
MODE S:------
O 1 2 8 s ( 0 . 5 0 s) f o r I T M ITM A:------ C:------
O 3.00 s (0.50 s) for ATCRBS (ATC) ATC A: 3.2 S C: 3.1 S
Press RUN to start
Range delay is 2.03 ns/ft (6.67 ns/m) and
is calculated using range values
e st a b l i sh e d i n S e t u p # 1 M e n u . R e p l y ** REPLY DELAY TEST - FAILED **
delay times are indicated on the
DISPLAY. Only Mode S is looked at with
MODE S:129.5 S
ITM interrogation.
ITM A:128,2 S C:128.4 S
ATC A: 3.2 S C: 3.1 S
Press RUN to start

S a m p l e R e p l y D e l a y T e st S cr e e n s
Figure 12

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2. Reply Jitter ** REPLY JITTER TEST - PASSED **


Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 13.
MODE S: .3 S
The ATC-601-2 interrogates with Modes ITM A: .5 S C: .5 S
A, C, S and ATCRBS/Mode S All-Call ATC A: .1 S C: .75 S
(ITM). Press RUN to start
The Reply Jitter test verifies reply jitter:
** REPLY JITTER TEST - FAILED **
O 0.08 s for Mode S

O 0.1 s for ATCRBS and ITM modes


MODE S: .13 S
ITM A: .5 S C: .5 S
The ATC-601-2 indicates reply jitter ATC A: .1 S C: .75 S
va l u e s ( d i f f e r e n c e b e t w e e n s h o r t e s t a n d Press RUN to start
longest reply delay) on the DISPLAY.
S a m p l e R e p l y Ji t t e r T e st S cr e e n s
Figure 13

3. ATCRBS Reply
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 14. ** ATCRBS REPLY TEST - NO REPLY **
F1 TO F2 SPACING A: C:
The ATC-601-2 interrogates with Modes
F1 PULSE WIDTH A: C:
A and C.
F2 PULSE WIDTH A: C:
T h e A T C R B S R e p l y t e s t v e r i f i e s: CODE= ALT= [ ]
Press RUN to start
O F 1 t o F 2 s p a c i n g i s 2 0 . 3 s ( 0 . 1 0 s)

O F1/F2 pulse widths are 0.45 s ** ATCRBS REPLY TEST - PASSED **


(0.10 s) F1 TO F2 SPACING A:2.3 S C:2.3 S
F1 PULSE WIDTH A: .45 S C: .45 S
The ATC-601-2 indicates F1 to F2
F2 PULSE WIDTH A: .45 S C: .45 S
sp a c i n g , F 1 w i d t h a n d F 2 w i d t h v a l u e s o n
CODE= 7777 ALT= 1,7 FT [614]
t h e D I S P L A Y . T h e A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 a l so
Press RUN to start
d i sp l a y s M o d e A i d e n t i t y ( I D ) co d e a n d
Mode C altitude. If the Special Position
I d e n t i f i c a t i o n P u l s e ( S P I ) i s p r e se n t , t h e ** ATCRBS REPLY TEST - FAILED **
ATC-601-2 displays ID before the Mode A F1 TO F2 SPACING A:22. S C:2.3 S
co d e . T h e A L T f i e l d b l a n k s o u t w i t h a n F1 PULSE WIDTH A: .45 S C: .45 S
i n va l i d i n p u t ( n o C b i t o r C 1 a n d C 4 a r e F2 PULSE WIDTH A: .45 S C: .45 S
on at the same time) is received. The CODE= 7777 ALT= 1,7 FT [614]
four-digit octal code, shown regardless of Press RUN to start
va l i d i t y , d i s p l a y s t h e M o d e C i n f o r m a t i o n
as follows (MSD to LSD): S a m p l e A T C R B S R e p l y S cr e e n s
Figure 14
A4,A2,A1/B4,B2,B1/C4,C2,C1/D4,D2,D1

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4. SLS Level
** SLS LEVEL TEST - PASSED **
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 15.
-9 dB: REPLY
The ATC-601-2 interrogates with dB: NO REPLY
ATCRBS Modes A and C interrogations
including the P2 SLS pulse, verifying Press RUN to start
va l i d r e p l i e s a r e r e c e i v e d w h e n P 2 l e v e l
is set at -9 dB and no reply is received
when P2 level is set at 0 dB. DISPLAY ** SLS LEVEL TEST - FAILED **
indicates results.
-9 dB: REPLY
NOTE: Because interrogation with SLS dB: REPLY
at -9 dB is sent at MTL + 12 dB,
SLS Test must be run within Press RUN to start
95 feet (28.96 meters) of UUT
Antenna being tested.
** SLS LEVEL TEST - FAILED **

-9 dB: NO REPLY
dB: NO REPLY

Press RUN to start

S a m p l e S L S L e ve l T e st S cr e e n s
Figure 15
5. ATCRBS Only All-Call
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 16.
The ATC-601-2 interrogates with an
** ATC ONLY ALL-CALL TEST - PASSED **
ATCRBS only All-Call and verifies no
PASSED TEST
reply is received from Mode S
t r a n sp o n d e r s . D I S P L A Y i n d i c a t e s
results.
Press RUN to start

** ATC ONLY ALL-CALL TEST - FAILED **

MODE S XPDR REPLIED WITH MODE S

Press RUN to start

** ATC ONLY ALL-CALL TEST - FAILED **

MODE S XPDR REPLIED WITH ATCRBS

Press RUN to start

S a m p l e A T C R B S O n l y A l l - C a l l T e st S cr e e n s
Figure 16

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6. Mode S All-Call
** MODE S ALL-CALL TEST - PASSED **
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 17. ALL CALL ADDRESS = 3AC421 [1654241]
TAIL NUMBER = N12345 United States
The ATC-601-2 interrogates with the
ATCRBS (Mode A)/Mode S All-Call and
d i sp l a y s t h e D F 1 1 r e p l y a d d r e ss . T h i s Press RUN to start
address is then sent in a UF4
interrogation. The DF4 reply address is
indicated on DISPLAY and compared with ** MODE S ALL-CALL TEST - FAILED **
the one used. Test fails if Mode S reply ALL CALL ADDRESS = 3BD532 [16752462]
is not received or address is TAIL NUMBER = N12345 United States
i n co n s i s t e n t . DF4 REPLY ADDRESS= 3AC421

Press RUN to start

S a m p l e M o d e S A l l - C a l l T e st S cr e e n s
Figure 17

7. Invalid Address ** INVALID ADDRESS TEST - PASSED **


Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 18. PASSED TEST
T h e A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 t r a n sm i t s M o d e S
interrogations using addresses different
from the address determined by the Mode Press RUN to start
S All-Call (UF11) and verifies no reply is
r e ce i v e d . R e s u l t s a r e i n d i c a t e d o n ** INVALID ADDRESS TEST - FAILED **
DISPLAY.
REPLIED TO INVALID ADDRESS = 3AC422

Press RUN to start

S a m p l e I n va l i d A d d r e ss T e st S cr e e n s
Figure 18

8 SPR On/Off
** SPR ON/OFF TEST - PASSED **
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 19.
SPR ON : REPLY
The ATC-601-2 interrogates with a Mode
SPR OFF: NO REPLY
S interrogation with SPR On and
i n d i ca t e s i f r e p l y i s r e c e i v e d . T h e s a m e
Press RUN to start
interrogation is sent again with SPR Off
and test verifies no reply is received.
DISPLAY indicates results. ** SPR ON/OFF TEST - FAILED **

SPR ON : REPLY
SPR OFF: REPLY

Press RUN to start

S a m p l e S P R O n / O f f T e st S cr e e n s
Figure 19

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9. Mode S UF0
** MODE S UF TEST - PASSED **
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 20.
DF VS=1 SL= RI= AC= 1,7 FT
The ATC-601-2 interrogates with UF0 ADDRESS=3AC421
ve r i f yi n g a r e p l y i s r e c e i v e d h a v i n g
correct altitude, same address and Press RUN to start
correct format. Altitude reported in DF0
i s co m p a r e d w i t h a l t i t u d e r e p o r t e d d u r i n g
Mode Test in valid ATCRBS Mode C ** MODE S UF TEST - FAILED **
r e p l y . A d d r e s s i s c o m p a r e d w i t h a d d r e ss
reported during Mode Test in DF11 reply. DF VS=1 SL= RI= AC= 1,8 FT
The DISPLAY indicates the Downlink ADDRESS=3AC421
Format Fields. If test fails because of MODE C ALT= 1,7 FT
i n co r r e ct a l t i t u d e , M o d e C a l t i t u d e i s Press RUN to start
d i sp l a ye d . I f t e s t f a i l s b e c a u s e o f w r o n g
a d d r e ss, D F 1 1 a d d r e s s i s d i s p l a y e d . ** MODE S UF TEST - FAILED **
UF0 AQ bit is "1" for requesting airspeed
information in DF0 RI field. DF VS=1 SL= RI= AC= 1,7 FT
NOTE: AC field blanks out if invalid ADDRESS=3BD432

data is received for that field. DF11 ADDR=3AC421


Press RUN to start
NOTE: Software Version 3.04 supports
ICAO amendment 77
transponders. When testing VS ** MODE S UF TEST - FAILED **
discrete start test with
DF 4 VS=1 SL= RI= AC= 1,7 FT
installation in airborne state,
switch to ground state with test ADDRESS=3AC421
st i l l r u n n i n g . T e st S e t u se s l a st
Mode S address obtained from Press RUN to start
ATCRBS All Call reply, while in
S a m p l e M o d e S U F 0 T e st S cr e e n s
airborne state.
Figure 20

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10. Mode S UF4


Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 21. ** MODE S UF4 TEST - PASSED **
The ATC-601-2 interrogates with UF4
DF 4 FS=1 DR= UM= AC= 1,7 FT
ve r i f y i n g a r e p l y i s r e c e i v e d h a v i n g ADDRESS=3AC421
correct altitude, same address and
correct format. Altitude reported in DF4 Press RUN to start
(Surveillance, altitude reply) is compared
with altitude reported during Mode Test
i n v a l i d A T C R B S M o d e C r e p l y. A d d r e ss ** MODE S UF4 TEST - FAILED **
is compared with address reported during
Mode Test in DF11 reply. The DISPLAY DF 4 FS=1 DR= UM= AC= 1,8 FT
indicates the Downlink Format Fields. If ADDRESS=3AC421
t e st f a i l s b e ca u se o f i n co r r e ct a l t i t u d e , MODE C ALT = 1,7 FT
Mode C altitude is displayed. If test fails Press RUN to start
b e ca u s e o f w r o n g a d d r e s s , D F 1 1 a d d r e s s
i s d i s p l a ye d . ** MODE S UF4 TEST - FAILED **
NOTE: AC field blanks out if invalid
data is received for that field. DF 4 FS=1 DR= UM= AC= 1,7 FT
ADDRESS=3AB352
NOTE: S o f t w a r e V e r s i o n 3 . 0 4 su p p o r t s DF11 ADDR=3AC421
ICAO amendment 77 Press RUN to start
t r a n s p o n d e r s . W h e n t e st i n g V S
discrete start test with
installation in airborne state, ** MODE S UF4 TEST - FAILED **
switch to ground state with test
DF FS=1 DR= UM= AC= 1,7 FT
st i l l r u n n i n g . T e st S e t u se s l a st
Mode S address obtained from ADDRESS=3AC421
A T C R B S A l l C a l l r e p l y, w h i l e i n
airborne state. Press RUN to start

S a m p l e M o d e S U F 4 T e st S cr e e n s
Figure 21

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11. Mode S UF5


** MODE S UF5 TEST - PASSED **
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 22.
DF 5 FS=1 DR= UM= ID=7777
The ATC-601-2 interrogates with UF5 ADDRESS=3AC421
ve r i f yi n g a r e p l y i s r e c e i v e d h a v i n g
co r r e ct I D , s a m e a d d r e s s a n d c o r r e c t Press RUN to start
format. ID code reported in DF5
(Surveillance, identity reply) is compared
with ID code reported during Mode Test ** MODE S UF5 TEST - FAILED **
i n va l i d A T C R B S M o d e A r e p l y . A d d r e ss
is compared with address reported during DF 5 FS=1 DR= UM= ID=7377
Mode Test in DF11 reply. The DISPLAY ADDRESS=3AC421
indicates the Downlink Format Fields. If MODE A CODE= 7777
test fails because of incorrect ID code, Press RUN to start
Mode A, ID code is displayed. If test
f a i l s b e ca u s e o f w r o n g a d d r e s s , D F 1 1 ** MODE S UF5 TEST - FAILED **
a d d r e ss i s d i s p l a y e d .
NOTE: Software Version 3.04 supports DF 5 FS=1 DR= UM= ID=7777
ICAO amendment 77 ADDRESS=3BDE31

transponders. When testing VS DF11 ADDR=3AC421


discrete start test with Press RUN to start
installation in airborne state,
switch to ground state with test ** MODE S UF5 TEST - FAILED **
st i l l r u n n i n g . T e st S e t u se s l a st
Mode S address obtained from DF FS=3 DR=12 UM=14 ID=318
ATCRBS All Call reply, while in ADDRESS=3AC421
airborne state.
Press RUN to start

S a m p l e M o d e S U F 5 T e st S cr e e n s
Figure 22

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12. Mode S UF11


** MODE S UF11 TEST - PASSED **
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 23. DF11 CA=7 AA=3AC421 PI=
The ATC-601-2 interrogates with UF11 II CODE= PASSED
ve r i f y i n g a r e p l y i s r e c e i v e d h a v i n g t h e SI CODE= PASSED
same address and correct format and Press RUN to start
c o r r e c t I I ( I n t e r r o g a t o r I d e n t i t y) f i e l d .
A d d r e s s i s c o m p a r e d w i t h a d d r e ss
reported during Mode Test. The test is ** MODE S UF11 TEST - FAILED **
r e p e a t e d f o r e a c h o f t h e 1 5 I I co d e s f r o m DF16 CA= AA=3AC421 PI=
1 t o 1 5 . I n t h e c a s e o f a n i n c o r r e ct co d e
reported, a failure arrow identifies the II CODE=
first code that failed. SI CODE=
Press RUN to start
If the transponder supports SI
(Surveillance Identifier) then each of the
6 3 S I c o d e s f r o m 1 t o 6 3 i s t e st e d . I n ** MODE S UF11 TEST - FAILED **
t h e ca s e o f a n i n c o r r e c t c o d e r e p o r t e d , a DF11 CA= AA=33E35B PI=
f a i l u r e a r r o w i d e n t i f i e s t h e f i r st co d e DF11 ADDR=3AC421
that failed. II CODE=
SI CODE=
The DISPLAY indicates the Downlink Press RUN to start
Format Fields. If test fails because of
i n c o r r e c t A A , M o d e T e s t a d d r e ss i s
d i s p l a ye d . ** MODE S UF11 TEST - FAILED **
DF11 CA=7 AA=3AC421 PI=

II CODE= PASSED
SI CODE= 48->63
Press RUN to start

S a m p l e M o d e S U F 1 1 T e st S cr e e n s
Figure 23

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13. Mode S UF16


** MODE S UF16 TEST - PASSED **
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 24.
The ATC-601-2 interrogates with UF16 DF16 VS= SL= RI= AC= 1,7 FT
v e r i f y i n g r e p l y , i f r e c e i v e d , h a s c o r r e ct MV= ADDRESS=3AC421
altitude, same address and correct
format. Altitude reported in DF16 is Press RUN to start
co m p a r e d w i t h a l t i t u d e r e p o r t e d d u r i n g
Mode Test in valid ATCRBS Mode C ** MODE S UF16 TEST - FAILED **
r e p l y . A d d r e s s i s c o m p a r e d w i t h a d d r e ss
reported during Mode Test in DF11 reply. DF16 VS= SL= RI= AC= 1,7 FT
The DISPLAY indicates the Downlink MV= ADDRESS=543212
Format Fields. If test fails because of DF11 ADDR=3AC421
incorrect AC, Mode C altitude is Press RUN to start
d i sp l a ye d . I f t e s t f a i l s b e c a u s e o f w r o n g
a d d r e ss, D F 1 1 a d d r e s s i s d i s p l a y e d .
UF16 AQ bit is "0" for requesting TCAS ** MODE S UF16 TEST - FAILED **
ca p a b i l i t y i n f o r m a t i o n i n D F 1 6 R I f i e l d .
DF21 VS= SL= RI= AC= 1,7 FT
NOTE: AC field blanks out if invalid MV= ADDRESS=3AC421
data is received for that field.
NOTE: An active TCAS II system must Press RUN to start
be installed to obtain a response
to the UF16 test. ** MODE S UF16 TEST - FAILED **

DF16 VS= SL= RI= AC= 11,2 FT


MV= ADDRESS=3AC421
MODE C ALT= 1,7 FT
Press RUN to start

S a m p l e M o d e S U F 1 6 T e st S cr e e n s
Figure 24

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14. Mode S UF20


** MODE S UF2 TEST - PASSED **
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 25.
T h e A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 f i r st i n t e r r o g a t e s w i t h DF2 FS= DR= UM= AC= 1,7 FT
UF20 with RR=17, DI=7, RRS=0 verifying MB= ADDRESS=3AC421
data link capability DF20 (long) reply, if
r e c e i v e d , h a s c o r r e c t a l t i t u d e , sa m e Press RUN to start
address and correct format. Altitude
reported in DF20 (Comm B, altitude ** MODE S UF2 TEST - FAILED **
reply) is compared with altitude reported
during Mode Test in DF11 reply. If there DF2 FS= DR= UM=AC= 1, FT
is no reply, the ATC-601-2 interrogates MB= ADDRESS=3AC421
with UF20 with RR=19, DI=7, RRS=0, MODE C ALT= 1,7 FT
MA=05000000000000 verifying TCAS Press RUN to start
se n s i t i v i t y l e v e l D F 2 0 ( l o n g ) r e p l y , i f
r e c e i v e d , h a s c o r r e c t a l t i t u d e , sa m e
address and correct format. Altitude ** MODE S UF2 TEST - FAILED **
reported in DF20 (Comm B, altitude
reply) is compared with altitude reported DF21 FS= DR= UM= AC= 1,7 FT
during Mode Test in DF11 reply. MB= ADDRESS=3AC421
The DISPLAY indicates the Downlink Press RUN to start
Format Fields. If test fails because of
incorrect AC, Mode C altitude is
d i sp l a y e d . I f t e s t f a i l s b e c a u s e o f w r o n g ** MODE S UF2 TEST - FAILED **
address, DF11 address is displayed. MB
m e s s a g e f i e l d d i s p l a ys D a t a L i n k DF2 FS= DR= UM= AC= 1,7 FT
C a p a b i l i t y R e p o r t o r T C A S S e n si t i ve MB= ADDRESS=3BD422

Level Status. DF11 ADDR=3AC421


Press RUN to start
NOTE: For fully decoded data link
c a p a b i l i t y s t a t u s , r e f e r t o T e st
25 Data Link Capability Report ** MODE S UF2 TEST - NO REPLY **
BDS 1,0 Part 1 in 1-2-4.4.1.
DF FS= DR= UM= AC=
NOTE: AC field blanks out if invalid MB= ADDRESS=
data is received for that field.
Press RUN to start
NOTE: Transponders without an
embedded ADLP and without S a m p l e M o d e S U F 2 0 T e st S cr e e n s
active subsystems capable of Figure 25
accepting Comm A data (i.e.,
TCAS), do not reply to UF20
interrogations.
NOTE: S o f t w a r e V e r s i o n 3 . 0 4 su p p o r t s
ICAO amendment 77
t r a n s p o n d e r s . W h e n t e st i n g V S
discrete start test with
installation in airborne state,
switch to ground state with test
st i l l r u n n i n g . T e st S e t u se s l a st
Mode S address obtained from
A T C R B S A l l C a l l r e p l y, w h i l e i n
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15. Mode S UF21


Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 26. NOTE: S o f t w a r e V e r si o n 3 . 0 4 su p p o r t s
ICAO amendment 77
T h e A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 f i r st i n t e r r o g a t e s w i t h
t r a n sp o n d e r s. W h e n t e st i n g V S
UF21 with RR=17, DI=7, RRS=0 verifying
d i scr e t e st a r t t e st w i t h
d a t a l i n k ca p a b i l i t y D F 2 1 ( l o n g ) r e p l y , i f
installation in airborne state,
r e c e i v e d , h a s c o r r e c t I D , s a m e a d d r e ss
s w i t c h t o g r o u n d s t a t e w i t h t e st
and correct format. ID code reported in
st i l l r u n n i n g . T e st S e t u se s l a st
DF21 (Comm B, identity reply) is
M o d e S a d d r e ss o b t a i n e d f r o m
compared with ID code reported during
A T C R B S A l l C a l l r e p l y, w h i l e i n
Mode Test in valid ATCRBS Mode A
airborne state.
r e p l y . A d d r e s s i s c o m p a r e d w i t h a d d r e ss
reported during Mode Test in DF11 reply.
If there is no reply, the ATC-601-2
interrogates with UF21 with RR=19,
DI=7, RRS=0, MA=05000000000000 ** MODE S UF21 TEST - PASSED **
verifying TCAS sensitivity level DF21
(long) reply, if received, has correct ID, DF21 FS= DR= UM= ID=7777
sa m e a d d r e s s a n d c o r r e c t f o r m a t . I D MB= ADDRESS=3AC421
code reported in DF21 (Comm B, identity
reply) is compared with ID code reported Press RUN to start
during Mode Test in valid ATCRBS Mode
A reply. Address is compared with ** MODE S UF21 TEST - FAILED **
a d d r e ss r e p o r t e d d u r i n g M o d e T e s t i n
D F 1 1 r e p l y. DF16 FS= DR= UM= ID=3247
The DISPLAY indicates the Downlink MB= ADDRESS=3AC421
Format Fields. If test fails because of
incorrect ID code, Mode A ID code is **** TEST RUNNING ****
d i sp l a ye d . I f t e s t f a i l s b e c a u s e o f w r o n g
a d d r e ss, D F 1 1 a d d r e s s i s d i s p l a y e d . M B ** MODE S UF21 TEST - FAILED **
m e s s a g e f i e l d d i s p l a ys D a t a L i n k
Capability Report or TCAS Sensitivity DF21 FS= DR= UM=ID=7377
Level Status. MB= ADDRESS=3AC421
NOTE: For fully decoded data link
MODE A CODE= 7777
c a p a b i l i t y s t a t u s , r e f e r t o T e st
Press RUN to start
25 Data Link Capability Report
BDS 1,0 Part 1 in 1-2-4.4.1. ** MODE S UF21 TEST - FAILED **
NOTE: Transponders without an
DF21 FS= DR= UM= ID=7777
embedded ADLP and without
MB= ADDRESS=3BD422
active subsystems capable of
DF11 ADDR=3AC421
accepting Comm A data (i.e.,
Press RUN to start
TCAS), do not reply to UF21
interrogations.
** MODE S UF21 TEST - NO REPLY **

DF FS= DR= UM= ID=


MB= ADDRESS=

Press RUN to start

S a m p l e M o d e S U F 2 1 T e st S cr e e n s
Figure 26

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16. Squitter
** SQUITTER TEST - PASSED **
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 27. DF11 PERIOD = 1. SECONDS
TAIL NUMBER = N12345 United States
The Squitter test verifies the time period SQUITTER ADDRESS= 3AC421 [1654241]
between UUT squitters is 0.8 to 2.4 sec. DF17 DETECTED = YES
The ATC-601-2 displays the measured Press RUN to start
time between UUT squitters along with
t h e sq u i t t e r a d d r e s s ( h e x a d e c i m a l a n d
o ct a l ) a n d t a i l n u m b e r . T h e t e s t a l s o ** SQUITTER TEST - FAILED **
verifies that DF17 Extended Squitters DF11 PERIOD = 2.64 SECONDS
h a ve b e e n d e t e c t e d . TAIL NUMBER = N12345 United States
SQUITTER ADDRESS= 3AC421 [1654241]
DF17 DETECTED = YES
Press RUN to start

S a m p l e S q u i t t e r T e st S cr e e n s
Figure 27

17. Frequency
** FREQUENCY TEST - PASSED **
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 28.
The Frequency test verifies UUT FREQUENCY = 192.3 MHz
frequency is 1090 MHz (3 MHz). The
ATC-601-2 displays the UUT frequency.
Press RUN to start

** FREQUENCY TEST - PASSED **

FREQUENCY = 186.8 MHz

Press RUN to start

S a m p l e F r e q u e n cy T e st S cr e e n s
Figure 28

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18. Flight ID BDS 2,0 Test


Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 29. NUMBER ERROR
Verifies Flight ID decoded from a DF20 33 Received bad address/all 0s or all 1s
reply contains valid characters. 34 IDS2

NOTE: Transponder Level 2=> required. 35 IIS0


U E L M D e f a u l t T e st E r r o r s
Table 5

19. Mode S UELM Test (Uplink Extended ** FLIGHT ID TEST - PASSED **


Length Message)
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 30. DF2 BDS1=2 BDS2=
AIS=242CCB9C141 FLIGHT ID=BA349
Refer to 1-2-4, Table 5 for UELM error ADDRESS=3AC421
co d e s. Press RUN to start
Verifies replies to a minimum multisite
three ELM Uplink. ** FLIGHT ID TEST - FAILED **

NOTE: Transponder Level 3=> required. DF2 BDS1=3 BDS2=


NOTE: The test interrogates for BDS
AIS=342CCB9C141 FLIGHT ID=
ADDRESS=3AC421
1,0 Data Link Capabilities
Press RUN to start
Report before testing UELM. If
UELM is not available, the test S a m p l e F l i g h t I D T e st S cr e e n s
displays NOT AVAIL. Figure 29

NUMBER ERROR
0 No error, Test passed ** MODE S UELM TEST - PASSED **
1 18 seconds Timeout/Closeout reply
RES: DF2 DR=15 IIS=F IDS=2
not received
ACK: DF24 KE=1 ND=0 TAS=F
CLO: DF2 DR=15 IIS=F IDS=2
10 Mode S reply not received ADDRESS=3AC421 ERROR=0
11 Long reply not received Press RUN to start
12 DF20 not received
13 Received bad address/all 0s or all 1s ** MODE S UELM TEST - FAILED **
14 IDS2 RES: DF20 DR=15 IIS=F IDS=2
15 IIS not same as in reservation
ACK: DF20 KE= ND= TAS=
interrogation
CLO: DF20 DR=15 IIS=F IDS=2
ADDRESS=3AC421 ERROR=22
20 Mode S ELM reply not received Press RUN to start
21 Long ELM reply not received
22 DF24 not received ** MODE S UELM TEST NOT AVAIL **
23 Received bad address/all 0s or all 1s RES: DF DR= IIS= IDS=
24 KE1 ACK: DF KE= ND= TAS=
25 TAS=wrong sum number of segments
CLO: DF DR= IIS= IDS=
ADDRESS= ERROR=
30 Mode S closeout reply not received Press RUN to start
31 Long closeout reply not received
32 Closeout DF20 not received S a m p l e M o d e S U E L M T e st S cr e e n s
Figure 30

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20. Mode S DELM Test (Downlink Extended


Length Message) ** MODE S DELM TEST - PASSED **
RES: DF2 DR=15 IIS=F IDS=2
Refer to 1-2-4 Figure 31. SEG: DF24 KE=1 ND=0 / TAS=F
CLO: DF2 DR=15 IIS=F IDS=2
Refer to 1-2-4, Table 6 for DELM error ADDRESS=3AC421 ERROR=0 SEGMENTS=15
co d e s . Press RUN to start
Verifies Downlink ELM operation.
** MODE S DELM TEST - FAILED **
NOTE: Transponder Level 4=> required.
RES: DF20 DR=15 IIS=F IDS=2
NOTE: The test interrogates for BDS SEG: DF24 KE=1 ND=0 / TAS=F
1,0 Data Link Capabilities CLO: DF DR= IIS= IDS=
Report before testing DELM. If ADDRESS=3AC421 ERROR=30 SEGMENTS=15
DELM is not available, the test Press RUN to start
displays NOT AVAIL.
** MODE S DELM TEST NOT AVAIL **
NUMBER ERROR RES: DF DR= IIS= IDS=
SEG: DF KE= ND= / TAS=
0 No error, Test passed
CLO: DF DR= IIS= IDS=
1 18 seconds timeout/Closeout reply ADDRESS= ERROR= SEGMENTS=
not received Press RUN to start
10 Mode S reply not received
S a m p l e M o d e S D E L M T e st S cr e e n s
11 Long reply not received
Figure 31
12 DF20 not received
13 Received bad address/all 0s or all 1s
14 DR<16 (10h)
15 IIS not same as in reservation
interrogation
20 Mode S reply not received
21 Long reply not received
22 DF24 not received
23 Received bad address/all 0s or all 1s
24 KE incorrect (0 or last segment, 1)
25 TAS=wrong sum number of segments
26 NDcorrect segment number
27 Wrong number of segments received
30 Mode S closeout reply not received
31 Long closeout reply not received
32 Closeout DF20 not received
33 Received bad address/all 0s or all 1s
34 DR0
35 IIS not same as in reservation or
closeout interrogation
DELM Default Test Errors
Table 6

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21. Diversity
** DIVERSITY TEST - PASSED **
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 32.
DIVERSITY ISOLATION: 27 dB
T h e D i v e r si t y t e s t v e r i f i e s U U T d i v e r si t y
isolation (difference between "On"
a n t e n n a sq u i t t e r s a n d " O f f " a n t e n n a Press RUN to start
sq u i t t e r s) i s 2 0 d B . A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 d i s p l a ys
diversity isolation in dB. Test only runs
if set in Setup#3 Menu. ** DIVERSITY TEST - FAILED **
NOTE: To insure 20 dB dynamic DIVERSITY ISOLATION: +++++
range, test must be run within SATURATED
50 feet (15.24 meters) of UUT
Antenna being tested. Press RUN to start

** DIVERSITY TEST - FAILED **

DIVERSITY ISOLATION: 18 dB

Press RUN to start

** DIVERSITY TEST - FAILED **

DIVERSITY ISOLATION: +++++

Press RUN to start

S a m p l e D i ve r si t y T e st S cr e e n s
Figure 32
22. MTL Difference
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 33.
** MTL DIFFERENCE TEST - PASSED **
V e r i f i e s R e ce i v e r S e n s i t i v i t y o r M T L t o
Mode A interrogations does not differ MODE A MTL - MODE C MTL = .2 dB
more than 1 dB from MTL to Mode C
interrogations. The MTL difference,
b a se d o n t h e a v e r a g e o f 1 0 0 M o d e A a n d Press RUN to start
100 Mode C interrogations, is displayed.
** MTL DIFFERENCE TEST - FAILED **

MODE A MTL - MODE C MTL = 1.1 dB

Press RUN to start

S a m p l e M T L D i f f e r e n ce T e st S cr e e n s
Figure 33

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23. Selected Vert Intent Report BDS 4,0


Part 1
**SEL VERT INTENT RPT #1 PASSED **
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 34. DF20 BDS=4,0 AA=3AC421
MCP/FCU SEL ALT= 65,536 ft
Interrogates with UF4 RR=20 DI=7
FMS SEL ALT= 65,536 ft SOURCE INFO= YES
RRS=0, decodes DF20 reply and displays TARGET ALT= FCU/MCP SEL ALT
vertical intent report data. Press RUN TO start
NOTE: Not available as DF17.
S a m p l e S e l e ct e d V e r t i ca l I n t e n t R e p o r t
NOTE: A D L P ( A i r D a t a L i n k P r o ce sso r ) P a r t 1 S cr e e n
must be installed or transponder Figure 34
must have embedded ADLP to
r e c e i v e d a t a f r o m s u b syst e m ( i n
this case the FMS [Flight
Management System]).
NOTE: D a t a i s s p r e a d o v e r t w o scr e e n s:
Part 1 and Part 2.
MCP/FCU SEL ALT
(Mode Control Panel/Flight Control Unit
Selected Altitude):
D i sp l a y e d i n f e e t .
FMS SEL ALT
(Flight Management System):
D i sp l a y e d i n f e e t .
TARGET ALT
(Target Altitude):
UNKNOWN, AIRCRAFT ALT,
FCU/MCP SEL ALT or FMS SEL ALT
SOURCE INFO
(Target Altitude Source Information):
YES (Source Information Provided) or NO
(Source Information Not Provided)

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24. Selected Vert Intent Report BDS 4,0


Part 2 **SEL VERT INTENT RPT #2 PASSED **
DF20 BDS=4,0 AA=3AC421
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 35. BARO PRES SET= 1100 mb
VNAV MODE= N/ACTIVE APPR MODE= ACTIVE
BARO PRES SET ALT HOLD MODE= N/ACTIVE MODE INFO= YES
( B a r o m e t r i c P r e ssu r e S e t ) : Press RUN TO start
800 to 1209.5 mb
VNAV MODE S a m p l e S e l e ct e d V e r t i ca l I n t e n t R e p o r t
(Vertical Navigation Mode): P a r t 2 S cr e e n
ACTIVE or N/ACTIVE (Not Active). Figure 35

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25. Data Link Capability Report BDS 1,0


Part 1 ** DATA LINK CAP REPORT #1 PASSED **
DF20 BDS=1,0 AA=3AC421
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 36. SUBNET VER NBR= 1 XPDR LEVEL= 2-4
SPECIFIC SER CAP REP= YES DTE= YES
Interrogates with UF4 RR=17 DI=7 UELM SEG CAP= 16/250 mS CONT FLAG= YES
RRS=0, decodes DF20 reply and displays Press RUN TO start
data link capability report.
NOTE: Not available as DF17. Sample Data Link Capability Report
P a r t 1 S cr e e n
NOTE: Data is displayed over two Figure 36
screens: Part 1 and Part 2.
SUBNET VER NBR
(Mode S Subnet Version Number):
N_AVL (Not Available) or Three Digit
V e r s i o n N u m b e r ( c u r r e n t l y o n l y V e r si o n
001 defined)
XPDR LEVEL
(Transponder Level):
2-4 (Transponder Level 2-4) or
5 (Transponder Level 5 Enhanced
Protocol)
SPECIFIC SER CAP REP
(Mode S Specific Services Capability
Report):
YES or NO
DTE
(Data Terminal Equipment):
YES or NO
UELM SEG CAP
(Uplink Extended Length Message
S e g m e n t C a p a b i l i t y) :
N O U E L M, 1 6 / 1 S , 1 6 / 5 0 0 m S ,
16/250 mS, 16/125 mS, 16/60 mS or
16/30 mS
(Example: 16 segments transferred in
5 0 0 m i l l i se c o n d s . )
CONT FLAG
(Continuation Flag):
YES (continuation report may be found in
registers BDS 11,01 up to 16,01) or NO

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26. Data Link Capability Report BDS 1,0


Part 2 ** DATA LINK CAP REPORT #2 PASSED **
DF20 BDS=1,0 AA=3AC421
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 37. DELM SEG CAP= 16/500 mS
AIRCRAFT ID CAP= YES SI CAP= YES
DELM SEG CAP SQUITTER CAP= YES COMM USE GICB REP=1
(Downlink Extended Length Message Press RUN TO start
Segment Capability):
N O D E L M, 4 / 1 S , 8 / 1 S , 1 6 / 1 S , Sample Data Link Capability Report
16/500 mS, 16/250 mS, 16/125 mS or P a r t 2 S cr e e n
7 to 15 (unassigned) Figure 37
(Example: 8 segments transferred in
1 S e co n d . )
AIRCRAFT ID CAP
(Aircraft Identification Capability):
YES or NO
SQTR CAP
(Squitter Capability Subfield):
YES (Surveillance code Identifier
C a p a b i l i t y) o r N O ( N o S u r v e i l l a n c e C o d e
Identifier Capability)
COMM USE GICB REP
(Common Usage [Ground Initiated Comm
B] Capability Report):
0 or 1
T h i s b i t ch a n g e s w h e n t h e c o m m o n
usage GICB capability report BDS 1,7
co n t e n t ch a n g e s .
SI CAP
( S u r ve i l l a n c e I d e n t i f i e r C o d e C a p a b i l i t y ) :
YES or NO
NOTE: Refer to ICAO Annex 10, Vol lII,
Part 1, Chapter 5 and
RTCA-DO-260 for detailed
description of data fields.

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27. Track & Turn Report BDS 5,0


** TRACK & TURN REPORT - PASSED **
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 38. DF20 BDS=5,0 AA=3AC421
ROLL ANGLE= 40.1 DEG RATE= 4.0 DEG/S
Interrogates with UF4 RR=21 DI=7 T_TRACK ANGLE= 90.3DEG
RRS=0, decodes DF20 reply and displays GND SPEED=1000 Kts T_AIR SPEED=1000 Kts
Track & Turn Report data. Press RUN TO start
NOTE: Not available as DF17.
S a m p l e T r a ck & T u r n R e p o r t S cr e e n
NOTE: A D L P ( A i r D a t a L i n k P r o ce sso r ) Figure 38
must be installed or transponder
must have embedded ADLP to
r e c e i v e d a t a f r o m s u b syst e m ( i n
this case the FMS [Flight
Management System]).
ROLL ANGLE:
r90.0 deg
T_TRACK ANGLE
(True Track Angle):
0 to 359 deg
RATE
(True Track Angle Rate):
r0.0 to 16.0 deg/sec
GND SPEED
(Ground Speed):
0 to 2048 Kts (2 Kt resolution)
T_AIR SPEED
(True Air Speed):
0 to 2048 Kts (2 Kt resolution)
NOTE: Refer to ICAO Annex 10, Vol lII,
Part 1, Chapter 5 and
RTCA-DO-260 for detailed
description of data fields.

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28. Heading & Speed Report BDS 6,0


** HEADING & SPEED REPORT - PASSED **
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 39.
DF20 BDS=6,0 AA=3AC421
Interrogates with UF4 RR=22 DI=7 IND AIR SPEED= 512 Kts MACH= 4.096
RRS=0, decodes DF20 reply and displays BARO ALT RATE= +14,000 ft/min
Heading & Speed Report data. MAG HDG=180.3DEG I_V_VEL= +14,000ft/min
Press RUN TO start
NOTE: Not available as DF17.
S a m p l e H e a d i n g & S p e e d R e p o r t S cr e e n
NOTE: A D L P ( A i r D a t a L i n k P r o ce ss o r )
Figure 39
must be installed or transponder
must have embedded ADLP to
receive data from subsystem (in
this case the FMS [Flight
Management System]).
IND AIR SPEED
( I n d i ca t e d A i r S p e e d ) :
0 to 1023 Kts (1 Kt resolution)
MACH
( M a ch N u m b e r ) :
0 to 4.096 (Mach Number)
BARO ALT RATE
(Barometric Altitude Rate):
-16384 to +16352 ft/ min (32 ft/min
resolution)
MAG HDG
(Magnetic Heading):
0 to 359 deg
I_V_VEL
(Inertial Vertical Velocity):
-16384 to +16352 ft/ min (32 ft/min
resolution)
NOTE: Refer to ICAO Annex 10, Vol lII,
Part 1, Chapter 5 and
RTCA-DO-260 for detailed
description of data fields.

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29. Airborne Position BDS 0,5


For GICB, refer to 1-2-4, Figure 40. SAF
(Single Antenna Flag):
For DF17, refer to 1-2-4, Figure 41.
0 (Single Antenna or 1 (Dual Antenna)
S e t u p M e n u # 3 S P E C S E R V f i e l d i s se t
T
t o G I C B t o d i s p l a y B D S r e g i s t e r vi a G I C B
( T i m e S yn c t o U T C ) :
transactions or set to DF17 to display
UTC or N/UTC (Not UTC)
data received via DF17 extended
sq u i t t e r s . TYPE:
Specifies class and accuracy of data.
GICB: Interrogates with UF4 RR=16 DI=7
RRS=5, decodes DF20 reply and displays PERIOD:
airborne position. D F 1 7 s q u i t t e r a v e r a g e p e r i o d ( i n se c)

DF17: Receives extended squitter


d e co d e s a n d d i s p l a y s a i r b o r n e p o s i t i o n .
NOTE: DF17s are not run as part of the ** AIRBORNE POS PASSED **
Auto Test. DF20 BDS=0,5 TYPE=14 AA=3AC421
LAT= 37 39 00 N LONG= 97 25 48 W SAF=1
NOTE: TYPE=0 indicates that no
BARO PR ALT= 131,068ft T=N/UTC
position information is available.
SURVL STAT= NO INFO POS= GLOBAL
NOTE: A D L P ( A i r D a t a L i n k P r o ce sso r ) Press RUN TO start
must be installed or transponder
must have embedded ADLP to
** AIRBORNE POS ** - PASSED
r e c e i v e d a t a f r o m s u b syst e m .
DF20 BDS= TYPE=0 AA=3AC421
NOTE: Installation must be in the LAT= LONG= SAF=
a i r b o r n e s t a t e t o t r a n sm i t BARO PR ALT= T=
airborne position. SURVL STAT= POS=
Press RUN TO start
LAT (Encoded Latitude) and LONG
(Encoded Longitude) decoded CPR A i r b o r n e P o si t i o n S cr e e n
format shown in degrees, minutes and (GICB)
se co n d s. Figure 40
BARO PR ALT
(Barometric Pressure Altitude):
Set altitude (in ft) (Types 9 to 18) or
(GNSS HEIGHT [Global positioning ** EXT SQUIT AIRBORNE POS - PASSED **
System Derived Height] (Types 20 and DF17 PERIOD= 1S TYPE=14 AA=3AC421
22). LAT= 37 39 00 N LONG= 97 25 48 W SAF=1
BARO PR ALT= 131,068ft T=N/UTC
POS SURVL STAT= NO INFO POS= GLOBAL
(Position Decode): Press RUN TO start
LOCAL (if LOCal LAT/LONG entered in
Setup Menu #3) or GLOBAL (if LOCal E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r A i r b o r n e P o si t i o n S cr e e n
LAT/LONG not entered in Setup Menu (DF17)
#3). Figure 41
SURVL STAT
(Surveillance Status):
NO INFO, SPI (Special Position
I d e n t i f i ca t i o n ) , P E R M A L E R T ( P e r m a n e n t
A l e r t [ E m e r g e n cy] ) o r T E M P A L E R T
(Temporary Alert [change in Mode
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30. Surface Position BDS 0,6


For GICB, refer to 1-2-4, Figure 42. TYPE:
Specifies class and accuracy of data.
For DF17, refer to 1-2-4, Figure 43.
PERIOD:
Setup Menu #3 SPEC SERV field is set DF17 squitter average period (in sec)
to GICB to display BDS register via GICB
transactions or set to DF17 to display NOTE: Refer to ICAO Annex 10, Vol lII,
data received via DF17 extended Part 1, Chapter 5 and
sq u i t t e r s. RTCA-DO-260 for detailed
description of data fields.
GICB: Interrogates with UF4 RR=16 DI=7
RRS=6, decodes DF20 reply and displays
su r f a ce p o s i t i o n .
D F 1 7 : R e ce i v e s e x t e n d e d s q u i t t e r ** SURFACE POS PASSED **
decodes and displays surface position. DF20 BDS=0,6 TYPE=11 AA=3AC421
LAT= 37 39 00 N LONG= 97 25 48 W
NOTE: DF17s are not run as part of the
MOVEMENT= 2 Kts T= N/UTC
Auto Test.
HDG= 230 DEG HDG STATUS= VALID
NOTE: TYPE=0 indicates that no Press RUN TO start
position information is available.
NOTE: A D L P ( A i r D a t a L i n k P r o ce ss o r ) ** SURFACE POS PASSED **
must be installed or transponder DF20 BDS= TYPE=0 AA=3AC421
must have embedded ADLP to LAT= LONG=
receive data from subsystem. MOVEMENT= T=
HDG= HDG STATUS=
NOTE: To ensure Test Set monitoring Press RUN TO start
l e v e l s a r e s e t c o r r e c t l y , t h e t e st
must be started with installation S u r f a ce P o si t i o n S cr e e n
in airborne state and while test (GICB)
is running, the installation is Figure 42
sw i t c h e d t o g r o u n d s t a t e t o
transmit surface position.
LAT (Encoded Latitude) and LONG
( E n co d e d L o n g i t u d e ) d e c o d e d L o c a l ** EXT SQUIT SURFACE POS - PASSED **
unambiguous CPR format shown in DF17 PERIOD= 1S TYPE=11 AA=3AC421
d e g r e e s, m i n u t e s a n d s e c o n d s . LAT= 37 39 00 N LONG= 97 25 48 W
MOVEMENT= 2 Kts T= N/UTC
MOVEMENT: HDG= 230 DEG HDG STATUS= VALID
NO INFO (No Information Available), Press RUN TO start
A/C STOPPED (Aircraft Stopped),
0.125-1 Kt, 1-2 Kt, 2-15 Kt, 15-70 Kt, E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r S u r f a ce P o si t i o n S cr e e n
70-100 Kt, 100-175 Kt or 175 Kt (DF17)
Figure 43
HDG
(Heading):
0 to 359 deg
HDG STATUS
(Heading Status)
VALID or NOT VALID
T
(Time Sync to UTC):
UTC or N/UTC (Not UTC)

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31. Ident and Category BDS 0,8


For GICB, refer to 1-2-4, Figure 44. NOTE: Refer to ICAO Annex 10, Vol lII,
Part 1, Chapter 5 and
For DF17, refer to 1-2-4, Figure 45.
RTCA-DO-260 for detailed
S e t u p M e n u # 3 S P E C S E R V f i e l d i s se t d e s c r i p t i o n o f d a t a f i e l d s.
t o G I C B t o d i s p l a y B D S r e g i s t e r vi a G I C B
transactions or set to DF17 to display
data received via DF17 extended
sq u i t t e r s . ** IDENT & CTGRY PASSED **
GICB: Interrogates with UF4 RR=16 DI=7 DF20 BDS=0,8 TYPE=02 AA=3AC421
RRS=8, decodes DF20 reply and displays EMIT CAT SET= A
identification and category. EMIT CAT= LARGE
AIS= 20420CCB9C1041 FLIGHT ID=XPN34512
DF17: Receives extended squitter Press RUN TO start
d e c o d e s a n d d i sp l a ys i d e n t i f i c a t i o n a n d
category.
** IDENT & CTGRY PASSED **
NOTE: DF17s are not run as part of the DF20 BDS= TYPE=0 AA=3AC421
Auto Test. EMIT CAT SET=
EMIT CAT=
NOTE: TYPE=0 indicates that no AIS= FLIGHT ID=
position information is available. Press RUN TO start
NOTE: A D L P ( A i r D a t a L i n k P r o ce sso r )
I d e n t i f i ca t i o n & C a t e g o r y S cr e e n
must be installed or transponder
(GICB)
must have embedded ADLP to
Figure 44
r e c e i v e d a t a f r o m s u b syst e m .
EMIT CAT SET
(ADS-B Emitter Category Set):
A, B, C or D ** EXT SQUIT IDENT & CTGRY - PASSED **
EMIT CAT DF17 PERIOD= 1S TYPE=02 AA=3AC421
(ADS-B Emitter Category): EMIT CAT SET= A
N O A D S - B E M I T T E R I N F O, L I G H T , EMIT CAT= LARGE
SMALL, LARGE, HIGH VORTEX, HEAVY, AIS= 20420CCB9C1041 FLIGHT ID=XPN34512
HIGH, PERFORMANCE, ROTOCRAFT, Press RUN TO start
GLIDER/SAILPLANE, LIGHTER-THAN-
E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r I d e n t i f i ca t i o n & C a t e g o r y
AIR, PARACHUTIST, ULTRALIGHT/
S cr e e n ( D F 1 7 )
HANG-GLIDER, UNMANNED AERIAL
Figure 45
VEHICLE, SPACE VEHICLE, SURFACE
EMERGENCY VEHICLE, SURFACE
SERVICE VEHICLE or FIXED
GRND/TETHERED OBSTR
AIS
(Aircraft Identity Subfield):
HEX field containing BDS plus flight ID
FLIGHT ID:
8 ICAO character field
PERIOD:
DF17 squitter average period (in sec)

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32. Airborne Velocity BDS 0,9 Part 1


For GICB, refer to 1-2-4, Figure 46. NOTE: EAST-WEST VEL is followed by
E ( E a st ) o r W ( W e st ) d i r e ct i o n
For DF17, refer to 1-2-4, Figure 47.
identifier.
Setup Menu #3 SPEC SERV field is set
NORTH-SOUTH VEL
to GICB to display BDS register via GICB
( N o r t h - S o u t h V e l o ci t y) :
transactions or set to DF17 to display
NO INFO (No Information)
data received via DF17 extended
0 t o > 1 1 0 2 1 . 5 K t s ( S u b t yp e 1 )
sq u i t t e r s.
0 t o > 4 0 8 4 K t s ( S u b t yp e 2 )
GICB: Interrogates with UF4 RR=16 DI=7
NOTE: NORTH-SOUTH VEL is followed
RRS=9, decodes DF20 reply and displays
by N (North) or S (South)
airborne velocity.
direction identifier.
D F 1 7 : R e ce i v e s e x t e n d e d s q u i t t e r
PERIOD:
d e co d e s a n d d i s p l a y s a i r b o r n e v e l o c i t y .
DF17 squitter average period (in sec)
NOTE: DF17s are not run as part of the NOTE: Refer to ICAO Annex 10, Vol lII,
Auto Test. Part 1, Chapter 5 and
NOTE: TYPE=0 indicates that no RTCA-DO-260 for detailed
position information is available. description of data fields.

NOTE: A D L P ( A i r D a t a L i n k P r o ce ss o r )
must be installed or transponder
must have embedded ADLP to
receive data from subsystem. ** AIRB VEL #1 PASSED **
DF20 BDS=0,9 TYPE=19 AA=3AC421
NOTE: I n st a l l a t i o n m u s t b e i n t h e SUBTYPE= VEL OVR GND
airborne state to transmit EAST-WEST VEL= 1000 Kts E
airborne position. NORTH-SOUTH VEL= 1000 Kts N
Press RUN TO start
NOTE: Data is displayed over three
screens: Part 1, Part 2 and
Part 3. ** AIRB VEL #1 PASSED **
DF20 BDS= TYPE=0 AA=3AC421
SUB TYPES SUBTYPE=
(Subtype Coding): EAST-WEST VEL=
0 (ICAO DOC 9688 (First Edition of ICAO NORTH-SOUTH VEL=
Mode S Specific Service Manual) not Press RUN TO start
su p p o r t e d
1 - VEL OVR GND (Velocity Over A i r b o r n e V e l o ci t y P a r t 1 S cr e e n
Ground) (GICB)
2 - V E L O V R G N D S U P E R ( V e l o c i t y O ve r Figure 46
Ground Supersonic)
3 - AIR SPD HDG NORM
(Airspeed/Heading Normal)
4 - AIR SPD HDG SUPER
** EXT SQUIT AIRB VEL #1 - PASSED **
(Airspeed/Heading Supersonic)
DF17 PERIOD= 1S TYPE=19 AA=3AC421
5 - N/A (Not Yet Supported)
SUBTYPE= VEL OVR GND
6 - N/A (Not Yet Supported)
EAST-WEST VEL= 1000 Kts E
7 - N/A (Not Yet Supported)
NORTH-SOUTH VEL= 1000 Kts N
EAST-WEST VEL Press RUN TO start
(East-West Velocity):
NO INFO (No Information) E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r A i r b o r n e V e l o ci t y P a r t 1
0 to >1021.5 Kts (Subtype 1) S cr e e n ( D F 1 7 )
0 to >4084 Kts (Subtype 2) Figure 47

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33. Airborne Velocity BDS 0,9 Part 2


For GICB, refer to 1-2-4, Figure 48. ** AIRB VEL #2 PASSED **
DF20 BDS=0,9 TYPE=19 AA=3AC421
For DF17, refer to 1-2-4, Figure 49.
INTENT= NO CHANGE SOURCE= BARO
VERT RATE VERT RATE= +12ft/min HDG= 240 DEG
(Vertical Rate): GEO ALT DIFF FROM BARO= -3125 ft
NO INFO or r0 to 16288 ft/min Press RUN TO start
(32576 ft/min Subtypes 1 and 2).
VERT SOURCE ** AIRB VEL #2 PASSED **
(Source of Vertical Rate): DF20 BDS= TYPE=0 AA=3AC421
N - A V A I L ( N o t A v a i l a b l e ) ( S u b t yp e 0 ) , INTENT= SOURCE=
B A R O ( B a r o m e t r i c S o u r ce ) o r G E O VERT RATE= HDG=
(i.e., GPS Source) GEO ALT DIFF FROM BARO=
Press RUN TO start
GEO ALT DIFF FROM BARO
(Geo Altitude Difference from Barometric A i r b o r n e V e l o ci t y P a r t 2 S cr e e n
Altitude): (GICB)
r0 to 3125 ft Figure 48

HDG
(Heading):
N-AVAIL (Not Available) or 0 to 359 deg
** EXT SQUIT AIRB VEL #2 - PASSED **
INTENT DF17 PERIOD= 1S TYPE=19 AA=3AC421
(Intent Change Flag): INTENT= NO CHANGE SOURCE= BARO
CHANGE or NO CHANGE VERT RATE= +12ft/min HDG= 240 DEG
GEO ALT DIFF FROM BARO= -3125 ft
NOTE: Refer to ICAO Annex 10, Vol lII,
Press RUN TO start
Part 1, Chapter 5 and
RTCA-DO-260 for detailed E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r A i r b o r n e V e l o ci t y P a r t 2
description of data fields. S cr e e n ( D F 1 7 )
Figure 49

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34. Airborne Velocity BDS 0,9 Part 3


For GICB, refer to 1-2-4, Figure 50. ** AIRB VEL #3 PASSED **
DF20 BDS=0,9 TYPE=19 AA=3AC421
For DF17, refer to 1-2-4, Figure 51.
NAC= 4
IFR CAP FLAG IFR CAP FLAG= NO ADS-B/CLASS A1>
(IFR Capability Flag): AIRSPEED= 1021 Kt AIR SPEED TYPE= TAS
NO ADS-B/CLASS A1> (No ADS-B Press RUN TO start
Capability Class A1 and above) or
ADS-B/CLASS A1> (ADS-B Capability ** AIRB VEL #3 PASSED **
Class A1 and above) DF20 BDS= TYPE=0 AA=3AC421
AIR SPEED: NAC=
N_AVAIL (Not Available) or 0 to 1021 Kts IFR CAP FLAG=
AIRSPEED= AIR SPEED TYPE=
AIR SPEED TYPE: Press RUN TO start
IAS (Indicated Airspeed) or TAS (True
A i r sp e e d ) E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r A i r b o r n e V e l o ci t y P a r t 3
S cr e e n ( G C I B )
NAC Figure 50
(Navigation Accuracy Category for
V e l o ci t y) :
0 to 4 (Reference Tables A5-A7 in RTCA
DO-260)
** EXT SQUIT AIRB VEL #3 - PASSED **
PERIOD: DF17 PERIOD= 1S TYPE=19 AA=3AC421
D F 1 7 sq u i t t e r a v e r a g e p e r i o d ( i n s e c ) NAC= 4
NOTE: Refer to ICAO Annex 10, Vol lII,
IFR CAP FLAG= NO ADS-B/CLASS A1>
Part 1, Chapter 5 and
AIRSPEED= 1021 Kt AIR SPEED TYPE= TAS
RTCA-DO-260 for detailed
Press RUN TO start
d e sc r i p t i o n o f d a t a f i e l d s . E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r A i r b o r n e V e l o ci t y P a r t 3
S cr e e n ( D F 1 7 )
Figure 51

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35. Ext Squitter Status BDS 0,7


Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 52. ** EXT SQUIT STATUS - PASSED **
DF20 BDS=0,7 AA=3AC421
Interrogates with UF4 RR=16 DI=7
SURFACE SQUITTER TRANS RATE= HIGH
RRS=7, decodes DF20 reply and displays ALT TYPE= BARO
extended squitter status. ESS= 00000000000000
NOTE: Not available as DF17. Press RUN TO start
NOTE: A D L P ( A i r D a t a L i n k P r o ce sso r ) E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r S t a t u s
must be installed or transponder Figure 52
must have embedded ADLP to
r e c e i v e d a t a f r o m s u b syst e m .
SURFACE SQUITTER TRANS RATE:
N_CAP (No Capability to determine
Surface Squitter Rate)
HIGH (High Surface Squitter Rate
selected)
LOW (Low Surface Squitter Rate
selected)
ALT TYPE
(Altitude Type Subfield (ATS) Coding):
BARO (Barometric Altitude) or GNSS
(GNSS Height)
ESS
( E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r S t a t u s ) :
14 Digit HEX Field (Bits 1 to 56)
NOTE: Refer to ICAO Annex 10, Vol lII,
Part 1, Chapter 5 and
RTCA-DO-260 for detailed
description of data fields.

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36. Common Usage GICB Cap Report BDS


1,7
** COMMON USAGE GICB CAP - PASSED **
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 53. DF20 BDS=1,7 AA=3AC421
:0,5 :0,6 :0,7 :0,8 :0,9 :0,A :2,0 :2,1
Interrogates with UF4 RR=16 DI=7
:4,0 :4,1 :4,2 :4,3 :4,4 :4,5 :4,8 :5,0
RRS=7, decodes DF20 reply and displays :5,1 :5,2 :5,3 :5,4 :5,5 :5,6 :5,F :6,0
co m m o n u sa g e G I C B c a p a b i l i t y r e p o r t . Press RUN TO start
NOTE: Not available as DF17.
Sample Common Usage GICB Capability
This screen displays the BDS Numbers R e p o r t S cr e e n
for the common usage GICB services Figure 53
currently supported by the transponder.
NOTE: Shaded BDS in 1-2-4, Table 7
are those not supported by
cu r r e n t A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 s o f t w a r e .

BDS DESCRIPTION
0.5 Ext Squitter Airborne Position
0,6 Ext Squitter Surface Position
0,7 Ext Squitter Status
0,8 Ext Squitter Type & Identification
0,9 Ext Squitter Airborne Velocity Information
0,A Ext Squitter Event Driven Information
2,0 Aircraft Identification
2,1 Aircraft Registration Number (Flight ID)
4,0 Aircraft Vertical Intention
4,1 Next Way Point Identifier
4,2 Next Way Point Position
4,3 Next Way Point Information
4,4 Meteorological Routine Report
4,5 Meteorological Hazard Report
4,8 VHF Channel Report
5,0 Track & Turn Report
5,1 Position Coarse
5,2 Position Fine
5,3 Air Referenced State Vector
5,4 Way Point 1
5,5 Way Point 2
5,6 Way Point 3
5,F Quasi-Static Parameter Monitoring
6,0 Heading and Speed Report
Common Usage GICB BDS
Table 7

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37. Specific Services GICB Cap Report


BDS 1,8 to 1,C ** SPEC SERV GICB CAP - PASSED **
DF20 AA=3AC421
Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 54.
1,8=00000000000000 1,9=00000000000000
NOTE: Not available as DF17. 1,A=00000000000000 1,B=00000000000000
1,C=00000000000000
Interrogates with UF4 RR=17 DI=7 Press RUN TO start
R R S = 8 ; D F 2 0 r e p l y B D S r e g i s t e r co n t e n t
displayed as 14 HEX digits. S p e ci f i c S e r vi ce s G I C B C a p a b i l i t y R e p o r t
S cr e e n
E a ch b i t s e t i n d i c a t e s c a p a b i l i t y
Figure 54
su p p o r t e d f o r B D S 0 , 1 t o 3 , 8 .
Interrogates with UF4 RR=17 DI=7
R R S = 9 ; D F 2 0 r e p l y B D S r e g i st e r co n t e n t
displayed as 14 HEX digits.
E a ch b i t s e t i n d i c a t e s c a p a b i l i t y
su p p o r t e d f o r B D S 3 , 9 t o 7 , 0 .
Interrogates with UF4 RR=17 DI=7
R R S = 1 0 ; D F 2 0 r e p l y B D S r e g i st e r
c o n t e n t d i s p l a y e d a s 1 4 H E X d i g i t s.
E a ch b i t s e t i n d i c a t e s c a p a b i l i t y
su p p o r t e d f o r B D S 7 , 1 t o A , 8 .
Interrogates with UF4 RR=17 DI=7
R R S = 1 1 ; D F 2 0 r e p l y B D S r e g i st e r
c o n t e n t d i s p l a y e d a s 1 4 H E X d i g i t s.
E a ch b i t s e t i n d i c a t e s c a p a b i l i t y
supported for BDS A,9 to E,0.
Interrogates with UF4 RR=17 DI=7
R R S = 1 2 ; D F 2 0 r e p l y B D S r e g i st e r
c o n t e n t d i s p l a y e d a s 1 4 H E X d i g i t s.
E a ch b i t s e t i n d i c a t e s c a p a b i l i t y
su p p o r t e d f o r B D S E , 1 t o F , F .
NOTE: Refer to ICAO Annex 10, Vol lII,
Part 1, Chapter 5 and
RTCA-DO-260 for detailed
description of data fields.

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38. Aircraft Status BDS 6,1


For GICB, refer to 1-2-4, Figure 55. ** AIRCRFT STATUS ** - PASSED
DF20 BDS=6,1 TYPE=28 AA=3AC421
For DF17, refer to 1-2-4, Figure 56. SUBTYPE= EMERGENCY/PRIORITY STATUS
Setup Menu #3 SPEC SERV field is set EMERG/PRIOR S_CODE=UNLAWFUL INTERFNC
to GICB to display BDS register via GICB RESERVED= 000000000000
transactions or set to DF17 to display Press RUN TO start
data received via DF17 extended
sq u i t t e r s. ** AIRCRFT STATUS ** - PASSED
GICB: Interrogates with UF4 RR=16 DI=7
DF20 BDS= TYPE=0 AA=3AC421
RRS=9, decodes DF20 reply and displays
SUBTYPE=
i d e n t i f i ca t i o n a n d c a t e g o r y .
D F 1 7 : R e ce i v e s e x t e n d e d s q u i t t e r Press RUN TO start
d e c o d e s a n d d i sp l a ys i d e n t i f i c a t i o n a n d
category. E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r A i r cr a f t S t a t u s S cr e e n
(GICB)
NOTE: DF17s are not run as part of the Figure 55
Auto Test.
NOTE: TYPE=0 indicates that no
position information is available.
** EXT SQUIT AIRCRFT STATUS - PASSED **
NOTE: A D L P ( A i r D a t a L i n k P r o ce ss o r ) DF17 PERIOD=1s TYPE=28 AA=3AC421
must be installed or transponder SUBTYPE= EMERGENCY/PRIORITY STATUS
must have embedded ADLP to EMERG/PRIOR S_CODE=UNLAWFUL INTERFNC
receive data from subsystem. RESERVED= 000000000000
SUB TYPE Press RUN TO start
(Subtype Coding):
E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r A i r cr a f t S t a t u s S cr e e n
NO INFORMATION or EMERGENCY/
(DF17)
PRIORITY STATUS
Figure 56
EMERG/PRIOR S_CODE
( E m e r g e n cy / P r i o r i t y S t a t u s C o d i n g ) :
NO EMERGENCY, GENERAL
EMERGENCY, LIFEGUARD/MEDICAL,
MINIMUM FUEL, NO COMMUNICATIONS,
UNLAWFUL INTERFERENCE or
DOWNED AIRCRAFT
RESERVED:
12 digit HEX Field containing contents of
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TEST SCREEN DESCRIPTION TEST SCREEN DESCRIPTION

39. ACAS Resolution Advisory BDS 3,0


Refer to 1-2-4, Figure 57. TTI:
Threat Type Indicator displayed in
Interrogates with UF4 RR=16 DI=7
decimal range 0-3.
RRS=0, decodes DF20 reply and displays
a ct i v e r e s o l u t i o n a d v i s o r y d a t a . NOTE: Refer to ICAO Annex 10, Vol lII,
Part 1, Chapter 5 and RTCA-DO-
NOTE: Not available as DF17.
260 for detailed description of
NOTE: I f A C A S R e so l u t i o n A d vi so r y i s data fields.
n o t a v a i l a b l e ( B D S = 0 , 0 ) t h e t e st
NOTE: Refer to RTCA D0-185A para
displays NOT AVAIL.
2 . 2 . 3 . 9 . 3 . 2 . 3 M B f i e l d s u se d b y
ARA: TCASII
Active RAs Bits 41 to 54 (displayed in
binary).
RAC: ** ACAS ACTIVE RES ADVIS - PASSED **
Resolution Advisory Compliment DF20 BDS=3,0 AA=3AC421
Bit 55 to 58 (displayed in binary).
TIDA=10,2300ft TIDR= 1.00nm TIDB= 70deg
ARA= 11101010000000 TID=3A4518
RAT RA: RAC= 1010 RAT= 1 MTE= 1 TTI= 3
Terminated indicator bit 59 displayed in Press RUN TO start
binary.
S a m p l e A C A S A ct i ve R e so l u t i o n A d vi so r y
NOTE: Normally 0 until an RA is T e st S cr e e n
terminated, then is 1 for 18 Figure 57
seconds.
TIDA:
Threat Identity Data Altitude displayed in
feet.
NOTE: Only displayed when TTI = 2,
Intruder Not Mode S Equipped.
TID:
T h r e a t I d e n t i t y D a t a M o d e S a d d r e ss
(HEX) of the threat.
NOTE: Only displayed when TTI = 1.
TIDR:
Threat Identity Data Range in nm.
NOTE: Only displayed when TTI = 2,
Intruder Not Mode S Equipped.
TIDB:
T h r e a t I d e n t i t y D a t a B e a r i n g i n d e g r e e s.
NOTE: Only displayed when TTI = 2,
Intruder Not Mode S Equipped.
MTE:
Multiple Threat Encounter displayed in 1
bit binary.

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4.6 POWER TEST


STEP PROCEDURE
4.6.1 General
5. If direct connection is not used, shield
T h e P o w e r T e st a c c u r a t e l y d e t e r m i n e s t h e E R P UUT Antenna not being tested with
and MTL of the transponder, whether or not a Antenna Shield (refer to Appendix C) or
d i r e c t co n n e ct i o n w i t h t h e U U T i s u s e d . T w o disconnect UUT Antenna and terminate
va l u e s f o r e a ch m e a s u r e m e n t a r e p r o v i d e d o n with 50 load.
the DISPLAY. INSTANT values are obtained
f r o m t h e a ve r a g e p o w e r r e a d i n g s o f t h e r e p l i e s 6. If direct connection is used, terminate
r e ce i ve d t o 1 0 0 i n t e r r o g a t i o n s . T h i s v a l u e i s A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 A N T E N N A C o n n e ct o r w i t h
updated every 100 interrogations. The TOP 5 0 l o a d ( co n n e ct o r co ve r ) .
AVG and BOT AVG values are obtained from 7. F a ce T e st S e t A n t e n n a t o w a r d s U U T
t h e a ve r a g e p o w e r r e a d i n g s o f a l l r e p l i e s A n t e n n a . P r e ss R U N / S T O P K e y o r
r e ce i v e d d u r i n g t h e P o w e r T e s t s e q u e n c e . ANTENNA PUSH BUTTON Switch to
The Power Test verifies: i n i t i a t e P o w e r T e st . I f D i r e ct C o n n e ct i o n
is used, go to Step 9.
O U U T E R P ( P E A K P O W E R ) D i r e ct
Connection: >+48.5 dBm and <+57.0 dBm. NOTE: T e st S e t d i sp l a ys a ccu r a t e
ERP Radiated: >+48.5 dBm. power readings when Flat
Antenna is facing UUT at
O UUT MTL Direct Connection: >-69 dBm S e t u p # 1 M e n u R a n g e ( d i s t a n ce )
and <-77 dBm. MTL Radiated: >-69 dBm. a cco r d i n g t o 1 - 2 - 4 , F i g u r e s 5 9
a n d 6 0 . I f m o r e a ccu r a cy i s
4.6.2 Procedure required, Step 8 is
r e co m m e n d e d t o f u r t h e r r e d u ce
Refer to 1-2-4, Figures 58, 59 and 60.
e r r o r s ca u se d b y m u l t i p a t h f r o m
True slant range (Line of Sight Distance) is the ramp.
b a se d o n T e s t S e t A n t e n n a t o U U T A n t e n n a
8. S t a r t i n g f r o m g r o u n d l e ve l , m o ve F l a t
ve r t i c a l s e p a r a t i o n ( S e t u p H e i g h t ) a n d
A n t e n n a u p w a r d 6 f e e t ( 1 . 8 m e t e r s) a t
horizontal separation (Setup Range). For
< 1 f t / se c ( 0 . 3 m / se c) .
a ccu r a t e r e a d i n g s , P o w e r T e s t m u s t b e r u n a t
the Range and Height established in Setup#1 O D o n o t m o ve t o w a r d s o r a w a y f r o m
Menu procedure. Refer to 1-2-4, Figures 8, 59 UUT or Range becomes inconsistent.
and 60.
O Do not rotate Flat Antenna or power
STEP PROCEDURE levels are reduced.
1. Perform Setup#1 Menu procedure O M o v e F l a t A n t e n n a b e l o w a n d a b o ve
(1-2-4.4.1). t h e m e d i a n h e i g h t t h e s a m e d i s t a n ce
2. P r e ss P W R T E S T K e y t o e n t e r P o w e r f o r t h e sa m e a m o u n t o f t i m e t o o b t a i n
T e s t s c r e e n . ( A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 d i s p l a y s r e su l t s a n a ccu r a t e p o w e r a ve r a g e . ( T h e
from last Power Test in units selected in median height is the height of the
Setup#3 Menu.) Flat Antenna from the ground,
required to obtain the Setup Height
3. Select UUT Antenna to be tested, top or between the Flat Antenna and UUT
b o t t o m , w i t h S E L E C T K e ys. Antenna.)
4. Connect UUT to RF I/O Connector for 9. Press RUN/STOP Key or ANTENNA
direct connection or connect a Test Set P U S H B U T T O N S w i t ch t o t e r m i n a t e
Antenna (Flat Antenna is most accurate) P o w e r T e st .
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** POWER TEST **
ERP(WATTS) MTL(dBm) STATUS
Q TOP AVG = 156 -73.4 PASSED
BOT AVG = 135 -74.3 PASSED
INSTANT = 146 -73.4
Press RUN to start

** POWER TEST **
ERP(dBm ) MTL(dBm) STATUS
TOP AVG = 53.0 -73.4 PASSED
Q BOT AVG = 47.8 -75. FAILED
INSTANT = 47.8 -75.
Press RUN to start

USING TEST SET ANTENNA

** POWER TEST - TOP ANTENNA **

ANTENNA ERP(WATTS) MTL(dBm) STATUS


Top 156 -73.4 PASSED

Press RUN to start

** POWER TEST - BOTTOM ANTENNA **

ANTENNA ERP(dBm ) MTL(dBm) STATUS


Bottom 53.0 -73.4 PASSED

Press RUN to start

DIRECT CONNECTION

S a m p l e P o w e r T e st S cr e e n s
Figure 58

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PUSH BUTTON ANTENNA
SWITCH BUILDING
PATTERN
HANDLE BEAMWIDTH
BNC CONNECTOR 40 VERTICAL
9 CABLE TO AND HORIZONTAL
TEST SET
H
AT
FLAT ANTENNA TIP
U L
M

MULT
IPATH

AIRCRAFT

Figure 59
BUILDING TEST SET WITH UUT
X
ATC-601- 2

ANTENNA

FOR OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE: FOR ACCEPTABLE PERFORMANCE:


BUILDINGS, VEHICLES AND OTHER OTHER AIRCRAFT SHOULD BE >3X

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AIRCRAFT SHOULD BE LOCATED AT DISTANCE FROM TEST SET. BUILDINGS


RIGHT ANGLES TO OR BEHIND ANTENNA. SHOULD BE AT OBLIQUE ANGLES
OCCUPYING < 20 OF BEAMWIDTH.
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E
A. SETUP HEIGHT OF SIG
HT DIS
TANC
E
ANTENNA SHIELD

B. SETUP RANGE

TESTING TOP ANTENNA

Figure 60
Ramp Testing
WHEN SHIELDING OR TERMINATING
ATC-601- 2

TOP ANTENNA IS NOT PRACTICAL,


USE SETUP POSITION THAT HAS
AIRCRAFT BLOCKING LINE OF SIGHT
TO TOP ANTENNA.
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5. REMOTE OPERATION

5.1 GENERAL
STEP PROCEDURE
I n st a l l a t i o n o f O p t i o n 1 a l l o w s r e m o t e
o p e r a t i o n o f t h e A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 - 2 f r o m a P C u si n g O PARITY:
Terminal Emulation Software or an RS-232
S e t p a r i t y ch e ck m o d e ( N O N E , O D D ,
Terminal. Dumping test data does not require
EVEN, MARK or SPACE). Default is
installation of Option 1. Refer to 1-2-5.1.1 and
NONE.
1-2-5.2.3 for dumping test data.
O HANDSHAKE:
5.1.1 Operation
Set handshake mode (NONE, CTS
The ATC-601-2-2 must be configured according [one-way hardware], CTS/DTR [two-
to the following procedure for remote way hardware] or Xon/Xoff
operation. Refer to 1-2-5.3 for Recommended [ so f t w a r e ] ) . D e f a u l t i s X o n / X o f f .
Test Procedures.
O REMOTE ECHO:
STEP PROCEDURE S e t r e m o t e e ch o st a t u s ( O N t o e n a b l e
1. C o n n e c t H o s t S y s t e m C o m m C o n n e ct o r or OFF to disable), only shown if
to ATC-601-2 COMM Connector Option 1 is installed. Default is ON.
according to 1-2-5, Figure 62 for 9-Pin
O PREFIX STRING:
operation or 1-2-5, Figure 63 for 25-Pin
operation. S e t r e p l y p r e f i x st a t u s ( O N t o a d d
p r e f i x st r i n g s t o r e m o t e o p e r a t i o n
NOTE: A PC, using Terminal Emulation
replies for definition or OFF).
Software, or RS-232 Terminal
Default is ON.
can be used as the Host System.
O DUMP TEST DATA:
2. Press SETUP Key twice (once from
Setup#1 Menu or three times from S e l e ct t e st d a t a t o t r a n sm i t t o H o st
Setup#3 Menu) to enter Setup#2 Menu. S yst e m ( 0 f o r a ct i ve t e st d a t a
ATC-601-2 displays information from last [ d e f a u l t ] , 1 f o r t e st d a t a st o r e d i n
Setup#2 Menu. M e m o r y L o ca t i o n 1 ; o r 2 f o r t e st d a t a
st o r e d i n M e m o r y L o ca t i o n 2 ) .
3. E n t e r i n f o r m a t i o n u s i n g S L E W K e ys t o
c h a n g e v a l u e s a n d S E L E C T K e ys t o O Press RUN/STOP Key with cursor
change parameters. (Cursor line l o ca t e d i n D U M P T E S T D A T A :
indicates parameter selected.) field to download test data. (A
period displayed to the right of
Set following parameters:
t h e t e s t d a t a s e l e c t i o n i n d i ca t e s
O BAUD RATE: the download has occurred.)

Set Baud Rate in bps (110, 150, 300, O Refer to TEST:ALL? query in
600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200 1 - 2 - 5 . 2 . 3 f o r t e st d a t a d e f i n i t i o n .
or 38400). Default is 9600. ( T e st d a t a i s se n t i n sa m e f o r m a t
a s i n T E S T : A L L ? q u e r y, e xce p t a l l
O DATA BITS: semicolons are replaced with
Set number of data bits per word < C r L f > l i n e t e r m i n a t o r s. )
(7 or 8). Default is 8. 4. P r e ss a n y ke y t o e xi t S e t u p # 2 M e n u .
O STOP BITS:
Set number of stop bits per word
(1 or 2). Default is 1.

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** SETUP#2 MENU **
BAUD RATE = 96 REMOTE ECHO = ON
DATA BITS = 8 PREFIX STRING = ON
STOP BITS = 1 DUMP TEST DATA =
PARITY = NONE Press RUN to send
HANDSHAKE = NONE data to COMM port!

S a m p l e S e t u p # 2 M e n u S cr e e n
Figure 61

7 6
ATC-601-2 HOST
8 10 5

1 9 4 PIN 1 PIN 1 DCD


2 3 PIN 2 PIN 2 RX
PIN 3 PIN 3 TX
ATC-601-2 COMM
PIN 4 PIN 4 DTR
CONNECTOR (J10053) PIN 5 PIN 5 GND
TXD PIN 6 PIN 6 DSR
2 3
DTR PIN 7 PIN 7 RTS
RXD PIN 8 PIN 8 CTS
1 9 4
10
CTS PIN 9 PIN 9
8 5
GND PIN 10
7 6

END OF CABLE PLUG 8102003

A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 - H o st C a b l e C o n n e ct i o n s ( 9 - P i n )
Figure 62

7 6
ATC-601-2 HOST
8 10 5

1 9 4 PIN 1 PIN 1
2 3 PIN 2 PIN 2 TX
PIN 3 PIN 3 RX
ATC-601-2 COMM
PIN 4 PIN 4 RTS
CONNECTOR (J10053) PIN 5 PIN 5 CTS
TXD PIN 6 PIN 6 DSR
2 3
DTR PIN 7 PIN 7 GND
RXD PIN 8 PIN 8 DCD
1 9 4
10
CTS PIN 9 PIN 9
8 5
GND PIN 10
7 6
PIN 20 DTR
END OF CABLE PLUG 8102004

A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 - H o st C a b l e C o n n e ct i o n s ( 2 5 - P i n )
Figure 63

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5.1.2 Syntax
C o m m a n d s a r e s t r u c t u r e d h i e r a r c h i ca l l y Commands are entered using short or long
through the use of a colon (:) delimiter. f o r m . T h e sh o r t f o r m i s sh o w n i n u p p e r ca se
Commands with multiple parameter fields and the long form remainder is shown in lower
separate parameters with a comma (,). An c a s e . C o m m a n d s , t h e m s e l v e s , a r e n o t ca se
e xa m p l e o f a m u l t i p l e p a r a m e t e r c o m m a n d i s : s e n s i t i v e . I t a l i c i z e d i t e m s i n d i c a t e va r i a b l e s.
B o l d i t e m s i n d i c a t e o p t i o n a l r e p l y p r e f i x st r i n g s
TEST:UF0:UDAT 0,1,#H3AC421 (programming activated by one of the following:
Uplink Format 0 using an address of 3AC421h).
O Setting Setup#2 PREFIX STRING = ON or
A t l e a st o n e s p a c e i s n e e d e d b e t w e e n t h e
c o m m a n d a n d f i r s t p a r a m e t e r . O t h e r sp a ce s o r O Sending the command:
n o sp a ce s d o n o t a f f e c t t h e c o m m a n d . Q u e r y SYSTem:COMMunicate:PREFix 1.
co m m a n d s c o n t a i n a q u e s t i o n m a r k ( ? ) a t t h e Parentheses indicate explanations. A
end of the command and before any b a cksl a sh ( \ ) , n o t p a r t o f t h e co m m a n d ,
p a r a m e t e r s . Q u e r y c o m m a n d s r e q u e st d a t a indicates the one line command is continued
from the ATC-601-2. Refer to 1-2-5, Table 8 on next line (to fit in the table). Remote
for command syntax punctuation. operation has only one command per line and
one line per command.

PUNCTUATION NAME DESCRIPTION


: Compound Allows
Command hierarchy of
Separator command
structure.
, Parameter Separates
Separator parameters in
multiple
parameter
command line.
? Query Requests
Command return data.
Ending
Command Syntax Punctuation
Table 8

Numeric data is in decimal form unless


specified otherwise. Other numeric formats
( b a se 2 , 8 o r 1 6 ) a r e s p e c i f i e d b y
p r e ce e d i n g t h e d a t a w i t h o n e o f t h e
following character strings:
#B (Binary [base 2])
#Q (Octal [base 8])
#H (Hexadecimal [base 16])
A n y sp e ci f i e d f o r m a t m a y b e u se d t o se n d
data, but output (received) data is returned
only in the format listed in the applicable
1-2-5 table.

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5.2.1 Nonspecific Commands

COMMAND RANGE DEFINITION


*CLS Clears status command/error
queue.
*IDN? AEROFLEX, Returns Test Set identification
ATC-601-2,Serial Number,CPU parameters (manufacturer,
Firmware Version -DSP model, serial number, firmware
Firmware Version versions for CPU and DSP).
SYSTem:ERRor? -32769 to 32767 (decimal Returns next entry from 16 entry
format) with " description" (0 is error queue (1-2-5, Table 10).
no error.)
SYSTem:COMMunicate:\ X=1 (On) or 0 (Off) Sets RS-232 remote echo state.
SERial:ECHO X
SYSTem:COMMunicate:\ 1 or 0 Returns RS-232 remote echo
SERial:ECHO? state.
SYSTem:COMMunicate:\ X=1 (Enable) or 0 (Disable) Enables or disables prefix
PREFix X strings sent with remote test
replies.
SYSTem:COMMunicate:\ 1 or 0 Returns prefix string control
PREFix? status.
SYSTem:BATTery? 1 (Charged) or 0 (Low) Returns Battery status.
SYSTem:SCReen X X=0 to 27 Displays screen number X
(1-2-5, Table 11).
SYSTem:SCReen? 0 to 27 Returns currently displayed
screen number.
N o n sp e c i f i c C o m m a n d s
Table 9

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NUMBER MESSAGE DEFINITION


0 NO ERROR No errors
-102 SYNTAX ERROR Bad command sent
-108 PARAMETER NOT ALLOWED Too many parameters sent
-109 MISSING PARAMETER Too few parameters sent
-120 NUMERIC DATA ERROR Parameter not a number
-221 SETTINGS CONFLICT Wrong mode or improper setup
-222 DATA OUT OF RANGE Parameter out of range
-230 DATA CORRUPT OR STALE Data possibly invalid
-240 HARDWARE ERROR Hardware problem
-314 SAVE/RECALL MEMORY LOST Bad setup
-350 QUEUE OVERFLOW;TOO MANY ERRORS Too many errors to fit in error queue
-351 QUEUE ERROR;UNDEFINED ERROR Unknown error number
E r r o r Q u e u e N u m b e r s a n d M e ssa g e s
Table 10

SCREEN SCREEN
NUMBER DISPLAYED SCREEN NUMBER DISPLAYED SCREEN
0 Auto Test 14 Mode S UF20 Test
1 Reply Delay Test 15 Mode S UF21 Test
2 Reply Jetter Test 16 Squitter Test
3 ATCRBS Reply Test 17 Frequency Test
4 SLS Level Test 18 Diversity Test
5 ATCRBS Only All-Call Test 19 MTL Difference Test
6 Mode S All-Call Test 20 Power Test (Setup#1 Range >0)
7 Invalid Address Test 21 Power Test (Setup#1 Range =0)
8 SPR On/Off Test 22 Self Test
9 Mode S UF0 Test 23 Setup#1 Menu
10 Mode S UF4 Test 24 Setup#2 Menu
11 Mode S UF5 Test 25 Setup#3 Menu
12 Mode S UF11 Test 26 Start-up
13 Mode S UF16 Test 27 Diagnostics
D i sp l a y S cr e e n s
Table 11

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5.2.2 ATC-601-2 Specific Commands

COMMAND RANGE DEFINITION


SETUP COMMANDS
ANTenna:TOP X,Y X=0 (direct connect) to 300, Sets top antenna range and
Y=0 to 99 (1 foot increments) height in feet.
ANTenna:TOP? 0 to 300,0 to 99 Returns top antenna range and
height in feet.
ANTenna:BOTTom X,Y X=0 (direct connect) to 300 Sets bottom antenna range and
Y=0 to 99 (1 foot increments) height in feet.
ANTenna:BOTTom? 0 to 300,0 to 99 Returns bottom antenna range
and height in feet.
ANTenna:INPut X X=TOP or BOTTOM Selects which antenna range and
height values to be used in
testing.
ANTenna:INPut? TOP or BOTTOM Returns selected antenna range
and height values used in
testing.
ANTenna:GAIN X,Y X=0.0 to 20.9 (1030 MHz) Sets Test Set antenna gain at
Y=0.0 to 20.9 (1090 MHz) 1030 MHz and 1090 MHz (in dBi).
(0.1 dBi increments)
ANTenna:GAIN? 0.0 to 20.9,0.0 to 20.9 Returns Test Set antenna gain
settings at 1030 MHz and
1090 MHz, in dBi.
ANTenna:LOSS X X=0.0 to 9.9 (0.1 dB increments) Sets coaxial cable loss of Test
Set antenna or direct connect
cable (in dB).
ANTenna:LOSS? 0.0 to 9.9 Returns coaxial cable loss of
Test Set antenna or direct
connect cable (in dB).
DIAGNOSTIC COMMANDS
DIAGnostic:ADDRess X X=#H0 to #HFFFFFF Sets address sent in Mode S
(hexadecimal) diagnostics interrogations.
DIAGnostic:ADDRess? #H0 to #HFFFFFF (hexadecimal) Returns Mode S address sent in
diagnostics interrogations.
DIAGnostic:ATTENuation X X=0 to 100 (0=0 dB, Sets attenuation for I/O
each step=0.5 dB) diagnostics test signals.
DIAGnostic:ATTENuation? 0 to 100 (0=0 dB, Returns attenuation for I/O
each step=0.5 dB) diagnostics test signals.
DIAGnostic:DATA? #H0 to #HFFFFFFFFFFFFFF Returns most recent reply
(data),#H0 to #HFF (status) information and status (1-2-3.3).
(hexadecimal)

ATC-601-2 Specific Commands


Table 12

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DIAGNOSTIC COMMANDS (cont)
DIAGnostic:FAILures? 0 to 2147483647 Returns number of diagnostics
(-1=not available) interrogations sent with no reply
received.
DIAGnostic:\ 0 to 2147483647 Returns number of diagnostics
INTERRogations? (-1=not available) interrogations sent.
DIAGnostic:PRF X X=1 to 16, 18,, 20, 21, 24, 26, 29, Sets diagnostics interrogation
34, 39, 47, 59, 78, 118 or 235 rate (Mode S 78).

DIAGnostic:PRF? 1 to 16, 18, 20, 21, 24, 26, 29, Returns diagnostics interrogation
34, 39, 47, 59, 78, 118 or 235 rate.
DIAGnostic:STARt Starts diagnostics test.
DIAGnostic:STOP Stops diagnostics test.
DIAGnostic:STYPe Refer to 1-2-3, Table 3. Sets diagnostics test signal type.
TEST COMMANDS
TEST:AC:ATC? ATC ALL CALL - Status,Reply Returns ATCRBS Only All-Call
Status Test results.
Status=PASSED, FAILED, NOT
RUN or NO REPLY
Reply Status=0 (ok), 1 (Mode S
transponder replied w/ Mode S.),
2 (Mode S transponder replied
w/ ATCRBS.) or 3 (ATCRBS
transponder did not reply.)
TEST:AC:ATC:STARt Runs ATCRBS Only All-Call Test.
TEST:AC:S? MODE S ALL CALL - Status, Returns Mode S All-Call Test
Reply Status,Tail Number,All-Call data.
Address,DF4 Address
Status=PASSED, FAILED, NOT
RUN or NO REPLY
Reply Status=0 (ok), 1 (No DF4
reply), 2 (No DF11 reply), 3 (no
reply to test interrogations) or
4 (DF4 reply valid)
Tail Number=6 ASCII characters
All-Call Address=24 bit/
hexadecimal
DF4 Address=24 bit/hexadecimal
(only if invalid)
TEST:AC:S:STARt Runs Mode S All-Call Test.

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TEST COMMANDS (cont)
TEST:ADDRess? INVALID ADDRESS - Status, Returns Invalid Address Test
Reply Status,Invalid Address 1, data.
Invalid Address 2
Status=PASSED, FAILED, NOT
RUN or NO REPLY
Reply Status=0 (ok), 1 (Replied to
Invalid Address 1), 2 (Replied
to Invalid Address 2), 3 (Replied
to Invalid Addresses 1 and 2)
Invalid Address 1=24 bit/
hexadecimal (only if invalid)
Invalid Address 2=24 bit/
hexadecimal (only if invalid)
TEST:ADDRess:STARt Runs Invalid Address Test.
TEST:ALL? Refer to para. 1-2-5.2.3. Returns all test data.
TEST:ATCReply? ATCRBS REPLY - Status,Status Returns ATCRBS Reply Test
Flags,Spacing-A,Spacing-C,F 1 data.
Width-A,F 1 Width-C,F 2 Width-A,
F 2 Width-C,ID (SPI indicator, not
shown otherwise),Code,Altitude
Status=PASSED, FAILED, NOT
RUN or NO REPLY
Status Flags=P (Pass) or F (Fail)
(6 flags/Spacing-A, Spacing-C, F 1
Width-A, F 1 Width-C, F 2 Width-A,
F 2 width-C)
Spacing-A=xx.xx (Mode A spacing
in s)
Spacing-C=xx.xx (Mode C spacing
in s)
F 1 Width-A=x.xx (Mode A F 1 width
in s)
F 1 Width-C=x.xx (Mode C F 1 width
in s)
F 2 Width-A=x.xx (Mode A F 2 width
in s)
F 2 Width-C=x.xx (Mode C F 2 width
in s)
Code=13 bit/octal (Mode A ID )
Altitude=24 bit/decimal (Mode C
altitude in feet)
TEST:ATCReply:STARt Runs ATCRBS Reply Test.

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TEST COMMANDS (cont)
TEST:AUTO? AUTO Status,Status Flags,Test Returns Auto Test data.
Modes,Pass Modes,Fail Modes,
Freq, ERP,MTL,Diversity
Status=PASSED, FAILED, NOT
RUN or NO REPLY
Status Flags=P (Pass) or F (Fail)
(2 flags/ERP,MTL power tests)
Test Modes =(1 to 3 Modes-ACS)
Pass Modes=(1 to 3 Modes-ACS)
Fail Modes=(1 to 3 Modes-ACS)
Freq=xxxx.xx (in MHz)
ERP=xxx dBm, dBw or WATTS
MTL=xxx dBm
Diversity=xxx (in dB)
TEST:AUTO:DIV X X=0 (Disable) or 1 (Enable) Sets Diversity Test run status.
TEST:AUTO:DIV? 0 or 1 Returns Diversity Test run status.
TEST:AUTO:STARt Runs Auto Test.
TEST:COUNt? 0 to 2147483647 Returns Data Update Counter
Count (resets to 0 at start of test
and increments with each new
data update).
TEST:DIVersity? DIVERSITY Status,Diversity, Returns Diversity Test data.
SATURATED (when saturated)
Status=PASSED, FAILED, NOT
RUN or NO REPLY
Diversity=xxx (Valid Diversity in
dB)
TEST:DIVersity:STARt Runs Diversity Test.
TEST:FREQuency? FREQUENCY Status,Freq Returns Frequency Test data.
Status=PASSED, FAILED, NOT
RUN or NO REPLY
Freq=xxxx.xx (UUT Frequency in
MHz)
TEST:FREQuency:\ Runs Frequency Test.
STARt
TEST:MTLDiff? MTL DIFFERENCE Status,Diff Returns MTL Difference Test
Status=PASSED, FAILED, NOT data.
RUN or NO REPLY
Diff=xxx.x (MTL difference
between Modes A and C, in dB)
TEST:MTLDiff:STARt Runs MTL Difference Test.

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TEST COMMANDS (cont)
TEST:POWer? POWER - Status,Status Flags, Returns Power Test data.
Antenna,ERP,MTL
Status=PASSED, FAILED, NOT
RUN or NO REPLY
Status Flags=P (Pass) or F (Fail)
(2 flags/ERP,MTL power tests)
Antenna=TOP or BOTTOM
ERP=xxx.x dBm, dBw or WATTS
MTL=xxx.x dBm (*** - multipath)
TEST:POWer:STARt Runs Power Test.
TEST:POWer:UNIT X X=DBM, DBW or WATTS Sets ERP measurement units for
Power Test.
TEST:POWer:UNIT? dBm, dBw or WATTS (default Returns ERP measurement units.
dBm)
TEST:RDELay? REPLY DELAY - Status,Status Returns Reply Delay Test data.
Flags,Mode S,ITM A,ITM C,
ATC A,ATC C
Status=PASSED, FAILED, NOT
RUN or NO REPLY
Status Flags=P (Pass) or F (Fail)
(5 flags/Mode S, ITM A, ITM C,
ATC A, ATC C)
Mode S=xxx.xx (in s)
ITM A=xxx.xx (in s)
ITM C=xxx.xx (in s)
ATC A=x.xx (in s)
ATC C=x.xx (in s)

TEST:RDELay:STARt Runs Reply Delay Test.


TEST:RECall X X=1 or 2 (Memory Location) Recalls test data.
TEST:RJITter? REPLY JITTER - Status,Status Returns Reply Jitter Test data.
Flags,Mode S,ITM A,ITM C,
ATC A,ATC C
Status=PASSED, FAILED, NOT
RUN or NO REPLY
Status Flags=P (Pass) or F (Fail)
(5 flags/Mode S, ITM A, ITM C,
ATC A, ATC C)
Mode S=x.xx (in s)
ITM A=x.xx (in s)
ITM C=x.xx (in s)
ATC A=x.xx (in s)
ATC C=x.xx (in s)

TEST:RJITter:STARt Runs Reply Jitter Test.


TEST:RUNning? 0 (Test not running) or 1 (Test Returns test running status
running)

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TEST COMMANDS (cont)
TEST:SELF? SELF - Status,Status Flags, Returns Self Test data.
Failure Code
Status=PASSED, FAILED, NOT
RUN or NO REPLY
Status Flags=P (Pass) or F (Fail)
(3 flags/RF Module, Digital
Module, Power Supply/Battery)
Failure Code=(Refer to 1-2-3,
Table 2.) (only with failure)
TEST:SELF:STARt Runs Self Test.
TEST:SLSLevel? SLS LEVEL - Status,Status Returns SLS Level Test data.
Flags,-9dB,0dB
Status=PASSED, FAILED, NOT
RUN or NO REPLY
Status Flags=P (Pass) or F (Fail)
(2 flags/-9dB, 0dB)
-9dB=REPLY or NO REPLY
0dB=REPLY or NO REPLY
TEST:SLSLevel:STARt Runs SLS Level Test.
TEST:SPR? SPR - Status,Status Flags,On,Off Returns SPR On/Off Test data.
Status=PASSED, FAILED, NOT
RUN or NO REPLY
Status Flags=P (Pass) or F (Fail)
(2 flags/On, Off)
On=REPLY or NO REPLY
Off=REPLY or NO REPLY
TEST:SPR:STARt Runs SPR On/Off Test.
TEST:SQTR? SQUITTER - Status,Period,Tail Returns Squitter Test data.
Number,Squitter Address
Status=PASSED, FAILED, NOT
RUN or NO REPLY
Period=xx.xx (between squitters
in seconds)
Tail Number=6 ASCII characters
Squitter Address=24 bit/
hexadecimal
TEST:SQTR:STARt Runs Squitter Test.
TEST:STOP Stops current test.
TEST:STORe X X=1 or 2 (Memory Location) Stores test data.

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TEST COMMANDS (cont)
TEST:UF0:DDATa? MODE S UF0 - Status,Status Returns Mode S UF0 Test data.
Flags,DF,VS,RI,AC,Address
Status=PASSED, FAILED, NOT
RUN or NO REPLY
Status Flags=P (Pass) or F (Fail)
(3 flags/DF, AC, Address)
DF=5 bits/decimal
VS=1 bit/decimal
RI=4 bits/hexadecimal
AC=13 bits/decimal
Address=24 bit/hexadecimal
(Refer to Appendix B for Downlink
Format field definitions.)
TEST:UF0:STARt? Runs Mode S UF0 Test.
TEST:UF4:DDATa? MODE S UF4 - Status,Status Returns Mode S UF4 Test data.
Flags,DF,FS,DR,UM,AC,Address
Status=PASSED, FAILED, NOT
RUN or NO REPLY
Status Flags=P (Pass) or F (Fail)
(3 flags/DF, AC, Address)
DF=5 bits/decimal
FS=3 bits/decimal
DR=5 bits/hexadecimal
UM=6 bits/hexadecimal
AC=13 bits/decimal
Address=24 bit/hexadecimal
(Refer to Appendix B for Down-
link Format field definitions.)
TEST:UF4:STARt Runs Mode S UF4 Test.
TEST:UF5:DDATa? MODE S UF5 - Status,Status Returns Mode S UF5 Test data.
Flags,DF,FS,DR,UM,ID,Address
Status=PASSED, FAILED, NOT
RUN or NO REPLY
Status Flags=P (Pass) or F (Fail)
(3 flags/DF, ID, Address)
DF=5 bits/decimal
FS=3 bits/decimal
DR=5 bits/hexadecimal
UM=6 bits/hexadecimal
ID=13 bits/octal
Address=24 bit/hexadecimal
(Refer to Appendix B for Downlink
Format field definitions.)
TEST:UF5:STARt Runs Mode S UF5 Test.

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TEST COMMANDS (cont)
TEST:UF11:DDATa? MODE S UF11 - Status,Status Returns Mode S UF11 Test data.
Flags,DF,CA,PI,AA
Status=PASSED, FAILED, NOT
RUN or NO REPLY
Status Flags=P (Pass) or F (Fail)
(2 flags/DF, AA)
DF=5 bits/decimal
CA=3 bits/decimal
PI=24 bits/hexadecimal
AA=24 bit/hexadecimal
(Refer to Appendix B for Downlink
Format field definitions.)
TEST:UF11:STARt Runs Mode S UF11 Test.
TEST:UF16:DDATa? MODE S UF16 - Status,Status Returns Mode S UF16 Test data.
Flags,DF,VS,RI,MV,AC,Address
Status=PASSED, FAILED, NOT
RUN or NO REPLY
Status Flags=P (Pass) or F (Fail)
(3 flags/DF, AC, Address)
DF=5 bits/decimal
VS=1 bit/decimal
RI=4 bits/hexadecimal
MV=56 bits/hexadecimal
AC=13 bits/decimal
Address=24 bit/hexadecimal
(Refer to Appendix B for Downlink
Format field definitions.)
TEST:UF16:STARt Runs Mode S UF6 Test.
TEST:UF20:DDATa? MODE S UF20 - Status,Status Returns Mode S UF20 Test data.
Flags,DF,FS,DR,UM,MB,AC,
Address
Status=PASSED, FAILED, NOT
RUN or NO REPLY
Status Flags=P (Pass) or F (Fail)
(3 flags/DF, AC, Address)
DF=5 bits/decimal
FS=3 bits/decimal
DR=5 bits/hexadecimal
UM=6 bits/hexadecimal
MB=56 bits/hexadecimal
AC=13 bits/decimal
Address=24 bit/hexadecimal
(Refer to Appendix B for Downlink
Format field definitions.)
TEST:UF20:STARt Runs Mode S UF20 Test.

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TEST COMMANDS (cont)
TEST:UF21:DDATa? MODE S UF21 - Status,Status
Flags,DF,FS,DR,UM,MB,ID,
Address
Status=PASSED, FAILED, NOT
RUN or NO REPLY
Status Flags=P (Pass) or F (Fail)
(3 flags/DF, AC, Address)
DF=5 bits/decimal
FS=3 bits/decimal
DR=5 bits/hexadecimal
UM=6 bits/hexadecimal
MB=56 bits/hexadecimal
ID=13 bits/octal
Address=24 bit/hexadecimal
(Refer to Appendix B for Downlink
Format field definitions.)
TEST:UF21:STARt Runs Mode S UF21 Test.
UPLINK DATA COMMANDS
TEST:UF0:UDATa X X=0 or 1 (RL),0 or 1 (AQ) Sets UF0 data fields.
(Refer to Appendix B for Uplink
Format field definitions.)
TEST:UF0:UDATa? 0 or 1 (RL),0 or 1 (AQ) Returns UF0 data.
TEST:UF4:UDATa X X=0 to 7 (PC),#H0 to #H1F (RR), Sets UF4 data fields.
0 to 7 (DI),#H0 to #HFFFF (SD)
(Refer to Appendix B for Uplink
Format field definitions.)
TEST:UF4:UDATa? 0 to 7 (PC),#H0 to #H1F (RR), Returns UF4 data.
0 to 7 (DI),#H0 to #HFFFF (SD)
TEST:UF5:UDATa X X=0 to 7 (PC),#H0 to #H1F (RR),0 Sets UF5 data fields.
to 7 (DI),#H0 to #HFFFF (SD)
(Refer to Appendix B for Uplink
Format field definitions.)
TEST:UF5:UDATa? 0 to 7 (PC),#H0 to #H1F (RR),0 to Returns UF5 data.
7 (DI),#H0 to #HFFFF (SD)
TEST:UF11:UDATa X X=#H0 to #HF (PR),#H0 to #HF Sets UF11 data fields.
(II) (Refer to Appendix B for
Uplink Format field definitions.)
TEST:UF11:UDATa? #H0 to #HF (PR),#H0 to #HF (II) Returns UF11 data.
TEST:UF16:UDATa X X=0 or 1 (RL),0 or 1 (AQ),#H0 to Sets UF16 data fields.
#HFFFFFFFFFFFFFF (MU)
(Refer to Appendix B for Uplink
Format field definitions.)

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UPLINK DATA COMMANDS (cont)
TEST:UF16:UDATa? 0 or 1 (RL),0 or 1 (AQ),#H0 to Returns UF16 data.
#HFFFFFFFFFFFFFF (MU)
TEST:UF20:UDATa X X=0 to 7 (PC),#H0 to #H1F (RR),0 Sets UF20 data fields.
to 7 (DI),#H0 to #HFFFF (SD),#H0
to #HFFFFFFFFFFFFFF (MA)
(Refer to Appendix B for Uplink
Format field definitions.)
TEST:UF20:UDATa? 0 to 7 (PC),#H0 to #H1F (RR),0 to Returns UF20 data.
7 (DI),#H0 to #HFFFF (SD),#H0
to #HFFFFFFFFFFFFFF (MA)
TEST:UF21:UDATa X X=0 to 7 (PC),#H0 to #H1F (RR),0 Sets UF21 data fields.
to 7 (DI),#H0 to #HFFFF (SD),#H0
to #HFFFFFFFFFFFFFF (MA)
(Refer to Appendix B for Uplink
Format field definitions.)
TEST:UF21:UDATa? 0 to 7 (PC),#H0 to #H1F (RR),0 to Returns UF21 data.
7 (DI),#H0 to #HFFFF (SD),#H0
to #HFFFFFFFFFFFFFF (MA)
TEST:UF:UDATa:\DEFault Sets data for all UF
interrogations to initial default
settings. Refer to Appendix B,
Table 6.

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5.2.3 TEST:ALL? and Data Dump


Information
The TEST:ALL? query reply and the test data Examples
transmitted to the Host System when activating
The following is an example of a TEST:ALL?
DUMP TEST DATA = 0 in the Setup#2 Menu
q u e r y r e p l y:
Screen contain the same information. The
TEST:ALL? query reply separates each set of IFR SYSTEMS INC,ATC-601-2,0,0106-0100;
i n d i vi d u a l t e st o r d a t a i n f o r m a t i o n w i t h a SELF - PASSED,PPF,#H10;AUTO -
se m i co l o n . T h e d a t a d u m p p l a c e s e a c h s e t o f FAILED,PP,ACS,AC,S,1090,156 WATTS,-73
individual test or data information at the start dBm,25;REPLY DELAY - FAILED,
of a new line. FPPPP,129.05,128.02,128.04,3.02,3.10;
REPLY JITTER - PASSED,PPPPP,.03,.05,
NOTE: Data dumps do not require installation
.05,.1,.07;ATCRBS REPLY - PASSED,
of Option 1.
PPPPP,20.3,20.3,.45,.45,.45,.45,ID,#Q777,107
00;SLS LEVEL - PASSED,PP,REPLY,
Data
NO REPLY;ATC ALL CALL - PASSED,0;
Data dumps and TEST:ALL? query replies MODE S ALL CALL - PASSED,0,N12345,
co n t a i n t h e f o l l o w i n g : #H3AC421;INVALID ADDRESS - PASSED,
0,,;SPR - PASSED,PP,REPLY,NO REPLY;
*IDN? query reply MODE S UF0 - PASSED,PPP,0,1,#HC,
TEST:SELF? query reply 10700,#H3AC421;MODE S UF4 - PASSED,
TEST:AUTO? query reply PPP,4,1,#H0,#H0,10700,#H3AC421;
TEST:RDELay? query reply MODE S UF5 - PASSED,PPP,5,1,#H0,#H0,
T E S T : R JI T t e r ? q u e r y r e p l y #Q7777,#H3AC421;MODE S UF11 -
T E S T : A T C R e p l y? q u e r y r e p l y PASSED,PP,11,1,#H0,#H3AC421;MODE S
TEST:SLSLevel? query reply UF16 - PASSED,PPP,16,0,#H0,#H0,10700,
TEST:AC:ATC? query reply #H3AC421;MODE S UF20 - PASSED,PPP,
TEST:AC:S? query reply 20,0,#H0,#H0,#H0,10700,#H3AC421;MODE S
T E S T : A D D R e ss? q u e r y r e p l y UF21 - PASSED,PPP,21,0,#H0,#H0,#H0,
TEST:SPR? query reply #Q7777,#H3AC421;SQUITTER - PASSED,
TEST:UF0:DDATa? query reply 1,N12345,#H3AC421;FREQUENCY -
TEST:UF4:DDATa? query reply PASSED,1092.3;DIVERSITY - PASSED,27,
TEST:UF5:DDATa? query reply #H3AC421;MTL DIFFERENCE - PASSED,
TEST:UF11:DDATa? query reply .2;POWER - PASSED,PP,TOP,156 WATTS,
TEST:UF16:DDATa? query reply -73.4 dBm
TEST:UF20:DDATa? query reply
TEST:UF21:DDATa? query reply
TEST:SELF? query reply
TEST:SQTR? query reply
TEST:FREQuency? query reply
T E S T : D I V e r si t y? q u e r y r e p l y
TEST:MTLDiff? query reply
TEST:POWer? query reply

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The following is an example of a data dump 5.3.1 General


co n t a i n i n g t h e s a m e i n f o r m a t i o n a s t h e
D o n o t ch a n g e d a t a w h e n D I A G n o st i cs: S T A R t
TEST:ALL? query reply in the previous
o r a n y T E S T : T e s t : S T A R t ( T e s t = sp e ci f i c t e st )
example:
command has been initiated (test is running).
AEROFLEX,ATC-601-2,0,0106-0100 C h a n g e d a t a o n l y w h e n t e s t s a r e n o t cu r r e n t l y
SELF - PASSED,PPF,#H10 r u n n i n g . T h e T E S T : S T O P co m m a n d ca n b e
AUTO - FAILED,PP,ACS,AC,S,1090, issued as many times as needed without
156 WATTS,-73 dBm,25 c a u s i n g p r o b l e m s ; h o w e v e r , a l l t e s t s, e xce p t
REPLY DELAY - Auto Test, do not automatically stop.
FAILED,FPPPP,129.05,128.02,128.04,3.02,
NOTE: T h e T E S T : S E L F : S T A R t co m m a n d
3.10
shuts off all interrupts including
REPLY JITTER -
R S - 2 3 2 . R e m o t e co m m a n d s se n t
PASSED,PPPPP,.03,.05,.05,.1,.07
ATCRBS REPLY - during Self Test are disregarded and
PASSED,PPPPP,20.3,20.3,.45,.45,.45,.45, l o s t . D o n o t s e n d R S - 2 3 2 co m m a n d s
ID,#Q777,10700 f o r d u r a t i o n o f t h e S e l f T e st
SLS LEVEL - PASSED,PP,REPLY,NO REPLY (10 seconds).
ATC ALL CALL - PASSED,0
MODE S ALL CALL - PASSED,0,N12345,
#H3AC421
INVALID ADDRESS - PASSED,0,
SPR - PASSED,PP,REPLY,NO REPLY
MODE S UF0 - PASSED,PPP,0,1,#HC,
10700,#H3AC421
MODE S UF4 - PASSED,PPP,4,1,#H0,#H0,
10700,#H3AC421
MODE S UF5 - PASSED,PPP,5,1,#H0,#H0,
#Q7777,#H3AC421
MODE S UF11 - PASSED,PP,11,1,#H0,
#H3AC421
MODE S UF16 - PASSED,PPP,16,0,#H0,
#H0,10700,#H3AC421
MODE S UF20 - PASSED,PPP,20,0,#H0,
#H0,#H0,10700,#H3AC421
MODE S UF21 - PASSED,PPP,21,0,#H0,
#H0,#H0,#Q7777,#H3AC421
SQUITTER - PASSED,1,N12345,#H3AC421
FREQUENCY - PASSED,1092.3
DIVERSITY - PASSED,27,#H3AC421
MTL DIFFERENCE - PASSED,.2
POWER - PASSED,PP,TOP,156 WATTS,
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Auto Test Other than Auto Test

STEP PROCEDURE STEP PROCEDURE


1. S e n d T E S T : A U T O : S T A R t co m m a n d . 1. S e n d T E S T : T e s t : S T A R t co m m a n d .
( T e s t = sp e ci f i c t e st t o r u n )
2. Send TEST:RUNning? query.
2. S e n d T E S T : C O U N t ? q u e r y.
3. L o o p p r e vi o u s q u e r y u n t i l z e r o .
3. L o o p p r e v i o u s q u e r y u n t i l d a t a c h a n g e s.
4. Send TEST:AUTO? command.
4. Send TEST:Test? query.
5. Loop to the TEST:COUNt? query to
collect more data.
6. S e n d T E S T : S T O P co m m a n d .

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1. ATC- 601- 2 TRANSPO NDER RAMP TEST SET SPECIFICATIO NS

1.1 SIGNAL GENERATOR


Output Frequency: 1030 MHz (10 kHz), DCXO controlled

Level: - 5 7 t o - 7 d B m t y p i c a l l y , i n t o 5 0 ( A u t o m a t i c a l l y co n t r o l l e d
to determine receiver sensitivity [MTL] for the selected
range and 4 dB typically, higher than MTL for test
i n t e r r o g a t i o n s)
Test Antenna: Remote antenna VSWR <1.5:1
Gain: 10 dB typically, specified on the antenna
Range: 6 f e e t ( 1 . 8 3 m e t e r s) t o 3 0 0 f e e t ( 9 1 . 4 4 m e t e r s)

1.2 TEST SIGNALS (INTERROGATIONS)


Rate: 2 3 5 H z P R F ( 5 H z)

Interlace Ratio (MTL Interrogations


to Test Interrogations):
ATCRBS: 2:1
Mode S: 8:1
M o d e s: A, C, S, Intermode
NOTE: T h e A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 i n t e r r o g a t e s w i t h t h e m o d e ( s) n e ce ssa r y t o r u n se l e ct e d t e st .

1.3 PULSE CHARACTERISTICS (MEASURED AT 50% AMPLITUDE POINTS)


S p a ci n g :
Mode A:
P1 to P2: 2 . 0 0 s ( 5 0 n s)

P1 to P3: 8 . 0 0 s ( 5 0 n s)

Mode C:
P1 to P2: 2 . 0 0 s ( 5 0 n s)

P1 to P3: 2 1 . 0 0 s ( 5 0 n s)

Mode S:
P1 to P2: 2 . 0 0 s ( 5 0 n s)

P1 to P6: 3 . 5 0 s ( 5 0 n s)

P1 to SPR: 4 . 7 5 s ( 5 0 n s)

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Spacing (cont):
Intermode:
Mode A:
P1 to P3: 8 . 0 0 s ( 5 0 n s)

P1 to P4: 1 0 . 0 0 s ( 5 0 n s)

Mode C:
P1 to P3: 2 1 . 0 0 s ( 5 0 n s)

P1 to P4: 2 3 . 0 0 s ( 5 0 n s)

Widths:
Mode A:
P1, P2, P3: 0 . 8 0 s ( 5 0 n s)

Mode C:
P1, P2, P3: 0 . 8 0 s ( 5 0 n s)

Mode S:
P1, P2: 0 . 8 0 s ( 5 0 n s)

P6 (Short): 1 6 . 2 5 s ( 5 0 n s)

P6 (Long): 3 0 . 2 5 s ( 5 0 n s)

Intermode:
P1, P2, P3: 0 . 8 0 s ( 5 0 n s)

P4 (Short): 0 . 8 0 s ( 5 0 n s)

P4 (Long): 1 . 6 0 s ( 5 0 n s)

R i se a n d F a l l T i m e s :
Rise Time (All Modes): 50 to 100 ns
Fall Time (All Modes): 50 to 200 ns
P h a se M o d u l a t i o n :
T r a n si t i o n T i m e : 80 ns

Phase Shift: 180 (10)

A m p l i t u d e L e ve l s:
SLS Level (P2): - 9 d B ( 1 d B ) a n d 0 d B r e l a t i ve t o P 1 l e v e l

NOTE: S L S L e v e l i s a u t o m a t i c a l l y c o n t r o l l e d i n t h e S L S L E V E L T e st .

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1.4 UUT MEASUREMENTS (REPLIES)


XMTR Frequency:
Range: 1087 to 1093 MHz
Accuracy: 50 kHz

Resolution: 10 kHz
XMTR Power (at 1090 MHz):
Direct Connection-Peak Pulse
Power:
Range: +46.5 to +59 dBm (45 to 800 W)
Accuracy: 1 dB

Resolution: 0.1 dB
E f f e ct i v e R a d i a t e d P o w e r ( E R P ) :
Range: +48.5 to +57 dBm (71 to 500 W)
R e ce i ve r S e n s i t i v i t y :
Direct Connection - Minimum
Triggering Level (MTL):
Range: -67 to -79 dBm
Accuracy: 2 dB

Radiated Field Strength (MTL):


Range: -69 to -77 dBm into 0 dBi antenna
2 2
(-77 dB W/m to -85 dB W/m )
Reply Delay:
ATCRBS:
Range: 1.80 to 7.00 s

Accuracy: 100 ns

Mode S and ATCRBS/Mode S


All-Call:
Range: 125.00 to 131.00 s

Accuracy: 100 ns

Reply Jitter:
ATCRBS:
Range: 0.00 to 2.30 s

Accuracy: 50 ns

Mode S and ATCRBS/Mode S


All-Call:
Range: 0.00 to 6.00
Accuracy: 50 ns

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F1 to F2 Spacing:
Range: 19.70 to 21.60 s

Accuracy: 50 ns

F 1 a n d F 2 P u l se W i d t h :
Range: 0.25 to 1.00 s

Accuracy: 50 ns

Squitter Period:
Range: 0.10 to 4.88 seconds
Accuracy: 10 ms

D i ve r s i t y I s o l a t i o n :
Range: 0 to >20 dB (depending on Antenna Range)
Antenna Range: 6 f e e t ( 1 . 8 3 m e t e r s) t o 5 0 f e e t ( 1 5 . 2 4 m e t e r s)
Accuracy: 3 dB

SLS Test (at MTL + 10 dB):


Antenna Range: 6 f e e t ( 1 . 8 3 m e t e r s) t o 9 5 f e e t ( 2 8 . 9 6 m e t e r s)

1.5 BATTERY OPERATION


Duration: 2 hours before recharge at 25 C

Automatic Shutoff: a f t e r 1 5 m i n u t e s o f n o n - u se

1.6 POWER REQUIREMENTS


Source Voltage and Frequency: 100 to 120 VAC, 60 Hz
220 to 240 VAC, 50 Hz
Power Consumption: 3 7 W M a xi m u m
30 W Nominal at 115 VAC
22 W Nominal at 230 VAC
Nominal Input Current: 0.36 A at 115 VAC
0.18 A at 230 VAC

1.7 FUSE REQUIREMENTS


F1 and F2:
100 to 120 VAC: 1 . 0 A , 2 5 0 V , T yp e F
220 to 240 VAC: 0 . 5 A , 2 5 0 V , T yp e F

1.8 SAFETY
T h i s i n s t r u m e n t i s d e s i g n e d t o c o m p l y w i t h t h e r e q u i r e m e n t s o f E N 6 1 0 1 0 - 1 / I E C 1 0 1 0 - 1 , f o r C l a ss 1
portable equipment and is for use in a pollution degree 2 environment. The equipment is designed
to operate from an installation category II supply, to environmental conditions specified in
paragraph 1.4 of EN61010-1.

1 . 9 O P E R A T I O N A L E N V I R O N ME N T A L C O N S I D E R A T I O N S
T h i s i n s t r u m e n t o p e r a t e s o v e r t e m p e r a t u r e e xt r e m e s o f - 2 0 t o + 5 0 C .

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SECTION 4 - SHIPPING

1. SHIPPING TEST SETS

1.1 INFORMATION 1.2 REPACKING PROCEDURE


Test Sets returned to factory for calibration, O M a k e s u r e b o t t o m p a c k i n g m o l d i s se a t e d
service or repair must be repackaged and on floor of shipping container.
sh i p p e d a c c o r d i n g t o t h e f o l l o w i n g co n d i t i o n s :
O C a r e f u l l y w r a p T e s t S e t w i t h p o l ye t h yl e n e
A u t h o r i za t i o n sheeting to protect finish.

Do not return any products to factory without O Place Test Set into shipping container,
f i r s t r e c e i vi n g a u t h o r i z a t i o n f r o m A e r o f l e x ma ki n g su r e T e st S e t i s se cu r e l y se a t e d i n
Customer Service Department. bottom packing mold.

CONTACT: Aeroflex O P l a c e t o p p a c k i n g m o l d o v e r t o p o f T e st S e t
Customer Service a n d p r e s s d o w n u n t i l m o l d r e s t s so l i d l y i n
bottom packing mold.
Telephone: (800) 835-2350
FAX: (316) 524-2623 O C l o s e s h i p p i n g c o n t a i n e r l i d s a n d se a l w i t h
email: service@aeroflex.com shipping tape or an industrial stapler. Tie
a l l s i d e s o f c o n t a i n e r w i t h b r e a k r e si st a n t
Tagging Test Sets rope, twine or equivalent.

All Test Sets must be tagged with:

O Identification and address of owner.

O Nature of service or repair required.

O Model Number.

O Serial Number.

Shipping Containers
T e st S e t s m u s t b e r e p a c k a g e d i n o r i g i n a l
shipping containers using original packing
m o l d s. I f o r i g i n a l s h i p p i n g c o n t a i n e r s a n d
materials are not available, contact Aeroflex
C u s t o m e r S e r v i c e f o r s h i p p i n g i n s t r u ct i o n s.

Freight Costs
All freight costs on non-warranty shipments are
assumed by the customer. (See Warranty
Packet for freight charge policy on warranty
claims.)

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TOP PACKING
MOLD

TEST INSTRUMENT
WRAPPED WITH
POLYETHYLENE
HOLD DOWN SHEETING
STRAP

BOTTOM PACKING
MOLD

SHIPPING CONTAINER

Repacking Procedure
Figure 1

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SECTION 5 - STORAGE

1. STO RING TEST SETS


Perform the following storage precautions
w h e n e v e r t h e T e s t S e t i s s t o r e d f o r e xt e n d e d
periods:

O D i s c o n n e c t T e s t S e t f r o m a n y e l e ct r i ca l
power source.

O D i sco n n e c t a n d s t o r e a c p o w e r ca b l e a n d
other accessories with Test Set.

O Cover Test Set to prevent dust and debris


f r o m co v e r i n g a n d e n t e r i n g T e s t S e t .

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APPENDIX A - CONNECTOR PIN-OUT TABLES

1. TABLE OF I/O CONNECTORS

CONNECTOR TYPE SIGNAL NAME SIGNAL TYPE INPUT/OUTPUT


J10050 CORCOM AC PWR ac Line Power INPUT
J10053 LEMO COMM RS-232C INPUT/OUTPUT
Refer to Appendix A, Table 2 for COMM Connector Pin-Out description.
J10054 BNC REPLY VIDEO VIDEO (Direct OUTPUT
Connection
Only)
J10055 BNC SYNC TTL OUTPUT
J10056 BNC MONITOR TTL VIDEO OUTPUT
J10057 BNC ANTENNA RF INPUT/OUTPUT
J10058 TNC RF I/O RF INPUT/OUTPUT
I / O C o n n e ct o r s
Table 1

2. COMM CONNECTOR (J10053) PIN-OUT TABLE

7 6
8 10 5

1 9 4

2 3

PIN NO. SIGNAL NAME SIGNAL TYPE INPUT/OUTPUT POLARITY


1 EXT SYNC TTL OUTPUT RISING EDGE
2 EXT PULSE TTL INPUT ACTIVE LOW
3 EXT DPSK IN TTL INPUT
4 EXT DPSK OUT CMOS OUTPUT
5 SPARE
6 TXD BIPOLAR OUTPUT
7 DTR BIPOLAR OUTPUT ACTIVE LOW
8 RXD BIPOLAR INPUT
9 CTS BIPOLAR INPUT ACTIVE LOW
10 GND OUTPUT GROUND
P i n - O u t f o r C O M M C o n n e ct o r
Table 2

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APPENDIX B - SIGNAL FORMATS

1. OPER A T ING GOAL S


M o d e S c o m b i n e s s e c o n d a r y s u r v e i l l a n ce r a d a r 2.3 DATA LINK COMMUNICATIONS
a n d a g r o u n d - a i r - g r o u n d d a t a l i n k s y st e m t o
T h e d i s c r e t e a d d r e s s i n g a n d d i g i t a l e n co d i n g
provide aircraft surveillance and
a l l o w M o d e S t r a n s m i s s i o n s t o b e u se d a s
communications necessary for supporting
digital data links. Interrogation and reply
automated ATC in dense traffic environments.
f o r m a t s o f t h e M o d e S syst e m co n t a i n
Mode S provides common-channel
s u f f i c i e n t c o d i n g s p a c e t o t r a n s m i t d a t a . M o st
i n t e r o p e r a t i o n w i t h t h e A T C b e a c o n syst e m a n d
Mode S data link transmissions are handled as
may be implemented over an extended
one 56-bit message included as part of long
ATCRBS-to-Mode S transition period. In
1 1 2 - b i t i n t e r r o g a t i o n s o r r e p l i e s. T h e
supporting ATC automation, Mode S provides
transmissions include the message in addition
t h e r e l i a b l e co m m u n i ca t i o n s n e ce ssa r y f o r d a t a
t o s u r v e i l l a n c e d a t a , a n d i s g e n e r a l l y u se d i n
link services.
place of a surveillance interrogation and/or
2. MO DE S MESSAG E CO NTENT reply.
A n e f f i c i e n t t r a n s m i s s i o n o f l o n g e r m e ssa g e s i s
2.1 ADDRESS/PARITY (FIELD AP) a c c o m p l i s h e d b y t h e e x t e n d e d l e n g t h m e ssa g e
( E L M ) ca p a b i l i t y ( U F 2 4 a n d D F 2 4 ) . U si n g t h i s
All discrete Mode S interrogations (56-bit or
capability, a sequence of up to sixteen 80-bit
112-bit) and replies (except the All Call reply)
message segments (each with a 112-bit
co n t a i n t h e 2 4 - b i t d i s c r e t e a d d r e s s o f t h e M o d e
t r a n sm i ssi o n ) i s t r a n sm i t t e d , e i t h e r g r o u n d - t o -
S t r a n s p o n d e r u p o n w h i c h 2 4 e r r o r - d e t e ct i n g
air or air-to-ground and is acknowledged with a
p a r i t y ch e ck b i t s a r e o v e r l a i d . I n t h e A l l C a l l
single reply/interrogation. ELMs do not
r e p l y, t h e 2 4 p a r i t y c h e c k b i t s a r e o v e r l a i d o n
c o n t a i n s u r v e i l l a n c e d a t a a n d t h u s ca n n o t
the address of the Mode S interrogator. The
su b st i t u t e f o r a su r ve i l l a n ce i n t e r r o g a t i o n - r e p l y
t e xt o f t h e r e p l y i n c l u d e s t h e d i s c r e t e a d d r e s s
cycl e .
of the transponder.
3. SIGNAL FORMATS
2.2 SURVEILLANCE
Signal formats for uplink and downlink
The primary function of Mode S is surveillance. messages are outlined in Chapter 2, RTCA DO-
F o r t h e M o d e S t r a n s p o n d e r , t h i s f u n ct i o n i s 181 and Chapter 2, Volume I of RTCA DO-185.
a cco m p l i sh e d b y u s i n g s h o r t ( 5 6 - b i t ) T a b l e s 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 a n d 5 i n A p p e n d i x B co n t a i n
t r a n sm i ssi o n s i n b o t h d i r e c t i o n s . I n t h e s e the signal formats and definitions. Data is
transmissions, the aircraft reports altitude e x p r e s s e d i n d e c i m a l u n l e s s o t h e r w i se
(DF04) or ATCRBS 4096 code as well as flight sp e ci f i e d . R e f e r t o A p p e n d i x B , T a b l e 6 f o r
s t a t u s ( a i r b o r n e , o n t h e g r o u n d , a l e r t , S p e ci a l c o n v e r s i o n t o h e x a d e c i m a l , o c t a l o r b i n a r y.
Position Identification [SPI], etc.). Appendix B, Table 7 shows the ATC-601-2
f i xe d f o r m a t s f o r M o d e S u si n g F r o n t P a n e l
operation.
NOTE: TCAS operates in Mode S and many
si g n a l s p e r t a i n o n l y t o T C A S .

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FORMAT
NO. UF
0 (0 0000) 3 ( R L : 1 ) 4 ( A Q : 1 ) ( B D : 8 ) 1 0 ( A P : 2 4 ) . . . . . . . . . S h o r t A i r - A i r S u r ve i l l a n ce
1 (0 0001) 27 or 83 (AP:24)
2 (0 0010) 27 or 83 (AP:24)
3 (0 0011) 27 or 83 (AP:24)
4 (0 0100) (PC:3) (RR:5) (DI:3) (SD:16) ( A P : 2 4 ) . . S u r ve i l l a n ce , A l t i t u d e R e q u e st
5 (0 0101) (PC:3) (RR:5) (DI:3) (SD:16) ( A P - 2 4 ) . . S u r ve i l l a n ce , I d e n t i t y R e q u e st
6 (0 0110) 27 or 83 (AP:24)
7 (0 0111) 27 or 83 (AP:24)
8 (0 1000) 27 or 83 (AP:24)
9 (0 1001) 27 or 83 (AP:24)
10 (0 1010) 27 or 83 (AP:24)
11 (0 1011) (PR:4) (II:4) 19 (AP:24) ................ Mode S Only All Call
12 (0 1100) 27 or 83 (AP:24)
13 (0 1101) 27 or 83 (AP:24)
14 (0 1110) 27 or 83 (AP:24)
15 (0 1111) 27 or 83 (AP:24)
1 6 ( 1 0 0 0 0 ) 3 ( R L : 1 ) 4 ( A Q : 1 ) 1 8 ( M U : 5 6 ) ( A P : 2 4 ) . . . . . . . . . L o n g A i r - A i r S u r ve i l l a n ce
17 (1 0001) 27 or 83 (AP:24)
18 (1 0010) 27 or 83 (AP:24)
19 (1 0011) 27 or 83 (AP:24)
20 (1 0100) ( P C : 3 ) ( R R : 5 ) ( D I : 3 ) ( S D : 1 6 ) ( M A : 5 6 ) ( A P : 2 4 ) . . . . . . . . C o m m - A , A l t i t u d e R e q u e st
21 (1 0101) ( P C : 3 ) ( R R : 5 ) ( D I : 3 ) ( S D : 1 6 ) ( M A : 5 6 ) ( A P : 2 4 ) . . . . . . . . C o m m - A , I d e n t i t y R e q u e st
22 (1 0110) 27 or 83 (AP:24)
23 (1 0111) 27 or 83 (AP:24)
24 (1 1xxx) (RC:2) (NC:4) ( MC : 8 0 ) (AP:24) ........................Comm-C (ELM)
NOTE: ( X X : M ) r e p r e s e n t s a f i e l d d e s i g n a t e d X X co n t a i n i n g M n u m b e r o f a ssi g n e d b i t s.
NOTE: N r e p r e s e n t s f r e e c o d i n g s p a c e w i t h N a v a i l a b l e b i t s , c o d e d a s Z e r o s f o r t r a n s m i s si o n .

NOTE: F o r U p l i n k F o r m a t s ( U F ) 0 t h r o u g h 2 3 , t h e f o r m a t n u m b e r co r r e sp o n d s t o t h e b i n a r y co d e
in the first 5 bits of the interrogation. Format number 24 is arbitrarily defined as the
f o r m a t b e g i n n i n g w i t h O n e s i n t h e f i r s t t w o b i t p o s i t i o n s . T h e f o l l o w i n g t h r e e b i t s ( xxx)
vary with the interrogation content.
NOTE: All formats are shown for completeness, although a number of them are unused.

Overview of Mode S Interrogation Formats


Table 1

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FORMAT
NO. DF
0 ( 0 0 0 0 0 ) ( V S : 1 ) ( C C : 1 ) - 1 - ( S L : 3 ) - 2 - ( R I : 4 ) - 2 - ( A C : 1 3 ) ( A P : 2 4 ) . . . . . . . . S h o r t A i r - A i r S u r ve i l l a n ce
1 (0 0001) 27 or 83 (P:24)
2 (0 0010) 27 or 83 (P:24)
3 (0 0011) 27 or 83 (P:24)
4 (0 0100) (FS:3) (DR:5) (UM:6) (AC:13) ( A P : 2 4 ) . . . . . S u r ve i l l a n ce , A l t i t u d e R e p l y
5 (0 0101) (FS:3) (DR:5) (UM:6) (ID:13) ( A P - 2 4 ) . . . . . S u r ve i l l a n ce , I d e n t i t y R e p l y
6 (0 0110) 27 or 83 (P:24)
7 (0 0111) 27 or 83 (P:24)
8 (0 1000) 27 or 83 (P:24)
9 (0 1001) 27 or 83 (P:24)
10 (0 1010) 27 or 83 (P:24)
11 (0 1011) (CA:3) (AA:24) ( P I : 2 4 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . A l l C a l l R e p l y/ S q u i t t e r
12 (0 1100) 27 or 83 (P:24)
13 (0 1101) 27 or 83 (P:24)
14 (0 1110) 27 or 83 (P:24)
15 (0 1111) 27 or 83 (P:24)
16 (1 0000) ( V S : 1 ) - 2 - ( S L : 3 ) - 2 - ( R I : 4 ) - 2 - ( A C : 1 3 ) ( M V : 5 6 ) ( A P : 2 4 ) . . . . . . . . . L o n g A i r - A i r S u r ve i l l a n ce
17 (1 0001) (CA:3) (AA:24) (ME:56) ( P I : 2 4 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E xt e n d e d S q u i t t e r
18 (1 0010) 27 or 83 (P:24)
19 (1 0011) 27 or 83 (P:24)
20 (1 0100) (FS:3) (DR:5) (UM:6) (AC:13) (MB:56) (AP:24) ...........Comm-B, Altitude Reply
21 (1 0101) (FS:3) (DR:5) (UM:6) (ID:13) (MB:56) (AP:24) ........... Comm-B, Identity Reply
22 (1 0110) 27 or 83 (P:24)
23 (1 0111) 27 or 83 (P:24)
24 (1 1xxx) (K E : 1 ) (ND:4) (MD:80) (AP:24) ....................... Comm-D (ELM)
NOTE: ( X X : M ) r e p r e s e n t s a f i e l d d e si g n a t e d X X co n t a i n i n g M n u m b e r o f a ssi g n e d b i t s.
NOTE: ( P : 2 4 ) r e p r e s e n t s a 2 4 - b i t f i e l d r e se r ve d f o r p a r i t y i n f o r m a t i o n .
NOTE: N r e p r e s e n t s f r e e c o d i n g s p a c e w i t h N a v a i l a b l e b i t s , c o d e d a s Z e r o s f o r t r a n sm i ssi o n .

NOTE: F o r D o w n l i n k F o r m a t s ( D F ) 0 t h r o u g h 2 3 , t h e f o r m a t n u m b e r co r r e sp o n d s t o t h e b i n a r y
c o d e i n t h e f i r s t 5 b i t s o f t h e r e p l y. F o r m a t n u m b e r 2 4 i s a r b i t r a r i l y d e f i n e d a s t h e f o r m a t
beginning with Ones in the first two bit positions. The following three bits (xxx) vary with
the reply content.
NOTE: All formats are shown for completeness, although a number of them are unused.

O v e r vi e w O f M o d e S R e p l y F o r m a t s
Table 2

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SUB NO. OF BITS FORMATS


FIELD FIELD BITS POSITION UP DOWN CONTENT
AA 24 9-32 X The aircraft address announced in the clear,
used in DF=11, 17.
AC 13 20-32 X The altitude code used in formats DF=0, 4,
16 and 20. All bits are Zeros if altitude
information is not available. Contains
metric altitude if M-bit (26) is One.
AP 24 33-56 X X P a r i t y o ve r l a i d o n t h e A d d r e ss a p p e a r s a t
24 89-112 the end of all transmissions, uplink and
downlink, with the exception of format
DF=11.
AQ 1 14 X Designates formats UF=0, 16 as acquisition
t r a n sm i ssi o n s. B i t 1 4 ( R I , D F = 0 , 1 6 ) ,
r e p e a t s A Q a s r e ce i ve d b y t r a n sp o n d e r .
BD 8 15-22 X Contains the identity of the ground-initiated
C o m m - B r e g i st e r co n t e n t s t o a p p e a r i n t h e
MV field of the corresponding reply, used in
UF=0.
CA 3 6-8 X U se d i n D F = 1 1 , S q u i t t e r o r A l l C a l l r e p l y, t o
r e p o r t t r a n sp o n d e r ca p a b i l i t y. C o d e s a r e :
0 = Level 1, no communications capability
( su r ve i l l a n ce o n l y, ) T r a n sp o n d e r a cce p t s
U F = 0 , 4 , 5 , 1 1 ; T r a n sp o n d e r t r a n sm i t s
DF=0, 4, 5, 11.
1 = L e ve l 2 , C o m m - A a n d C o m m - B
capability, Transponder accepts UF=0,
4 , 5 , 1 1 , 2 0 , 2 1 ; T r a n sp o n d e r t r a n sm i t s
DF=0, 4, 5, 11, 20, 21.
2 = L e ve l 3 , C o m m - A , C o m m - B a n d u p l i n k
ELM capability, Transponder accepts
U F = 0 , 4 , 5 , 1 1 , 2 0 , 2 1 , 2 4 ; T r a n sp o n d e r
t r a n sm i t s D F = 0 , 4 , 5 , 1 1 , 2 0 , 2 1 .
3 = Level 4, Comm-A, Comm-B, uplink and
downlink ELM capability, Transponder
a cce p t s U F = 0 , 4 , 5 , 1 1 , 2 0 , 2 1 , 2 4 ;
T r a n sp o n d e r t r a n sm i t s D F = 0 , 4 , 5 , 1 1 ,
20, 21, 24.
4 = Level 2, 3 or 4; ability to set code 7, and
is on the ground.
5 = Level 2, 3 or 4; ability to set code 7, and
is airborne.
6 = Level 2,3 or 4; ability to set code 7.
7 = DR0 or FS=3,4 or 5.
N O T E : C o d e s 4 - 7 a r e f o r sq u i t t e r s o n l y.

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CC 1 7 X I n d i c a t e s t r a n s p o n d e r h a s a b i l i t y t o su p p o r t
crosslink capability (decode the contents of
the UF=0 BD field and respond with the
contents of the specified ground-initiated
C o m m - B r e g i st e r i n t h e M V f i e l d o f t h e
corresponding DF=16 reply. Used in DF=0.
CL 3 14-16 X Coding in Binary
000=IC Field contains the II code
001=IC Field contains SI codes 1 to 15
010=IC Field contains SI codes 16 to 31
011=IC Field contains SI codes 32 to 47
100=IC Field contains SI codes 48 to 63
DF 5 1-5 X The first field in all downlink formats is the
transmission descriptor.
DI 3 14-16 X I d e n t i f i e s c o d i n g c o n t a i n e d i n t h e S D co d e s
are:
0 = SD has Interrogator Identifier (IIS).
1 = S D co n t a i n s ( I I S , M B S , M E S , L O S , R S S ,
TMS).
2 = S D u se d f o r e xt e n d e d sq u i t t e r su r f a ce
control
3 = S D co n t a i n s S I S , L S S , R R S
4 - 6 = N o t a ssi g n e d .
7 = S D co n t a i n s I I S , R R S , L O S , T M S

DR 5 9-13 X R e q u e s t s e x t r a c t i o n o f d o w n l i n k m e ssa g e s
f r o m t h e t r a n sp o n d e r b y t h e i n t e r r o g a t o r
and appears in formats DF=4, 5, 20, 21.
The codes are:
0 = No downlink request.
1 = R e q u e st t o se n d C o m m - B m e ssa g e ( B b i t
se t ) ,
2 = T C A S i n f o r m a t i o n a va i l a b l e .
3 = T C A S i n f o r m a t i o n a v a i l a b l e a n d r e q u e st
t o se n d C o m m - B m e ssa g e .
4 = Comm-B Broadcast #1 available.
5 = Comm-B Broadcast #2 available.
6 = TCAS information and Comm-B
Broadcast #1 available.
7 = TCAS information and Comm-B
Broadcast #2 available.
8-15 = Not assigned.
1 6 - 3 1 = R e q u e st t o se n d n - se g m e n t s,
signified by 15 + n.
C o d e s 1 - 1 5 t a ke p r i o r i t y o ve r co d e s 1 6 - 3 1 .
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FS 3 6-8 X R e p o r t s f l i g h t st a t u s o f a i r cr a f t a n d i s u se d
in formats DF=4, 5, 20, 21. Codes are:
ON THE
CODE ALERT SPI AIRBORNE GROUND
0 no no yes no
1 no no no yes
2 yes no yes no
3 yes no no yes
4 yes yes either
5 no yes either
6, 7 are not assigned.
ID 13 2-32 X T h e 4 0 9 6 i d e n t i f i c a t i o n c o d e , n u m b e r s , a s,
se t b y t h e p i l o t , i n D F = 5 , 2 1 .
IC 4 10-13 X Contains II or SI depending on value of CL
field.
II: Identifies the interrogator and appears in
UF=11, the Mode S Only All Call.
NOTE: The same information may also
appear in the IIS subfields.
S I : S u r ve i l l a n ce I d e n t i f e r
( l o w e r 4 b i t s o f 6 b i t S I co d e )
NOTE: Surveillance Identifier is derived
from CL and IC fields of UF11, or
d i r e ct l y i n t h e S I S su b f i e l d o f S D
field value of CL field in formats
UF4,5,20 and 21
KE 1 4 X Defines the content of the ND and MD fields
in Comm-D replies, DF=24.
MA 56 33-88 X M e ssa g e s d i r e ct e d t o t h e a i r cr a f t , p a r t o f
C o m m - A i n t e r r o g a t i o n s, U F = 2 0 , 2 1 .
ADS 8 33-40 X Defines the content of the MA message field
in Comm-A requests and is expressed in two
g r o u p s o f 4 b i t s e a ch , A D S 1 ( 3 3 - 3 6 ) a n d
ADS2 (37-40).
ADS1 4 33-36 X P a r t o f t h e A - D e f i n i t i o n S u b f i e l d a n d i s se t
t o 0 f o r T C A S S e n si t i vi t y L e ve l C o m m a n d s.
ADS2 4 37-40 X P a r t o f t h e A - D e f i n i t i o n S u b f i e l d a n d i s se t
t o 5 f o r T C A S S e n si t i vi t y L e ve l C o m m a n d s.
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MA SLC 4 41-44 X S e n si t i vi t y L e ve l C o m m a n d f o r t h e T C A S
a i r cr a f t . T h e co d e s a r e :
0 = No command.
1 = N o t A ssi g n e d .
2 = S e l e ct T A _ O N L Y m o d e o f o p e r a t i o n .
3 = S e t T C A S S e n si t i vi t y L e ve l t o 3 .
4 = S e t T C A S S e n si t i vi t y L e ve l t o 4 .
5 = S e t T C A S S e n si t i vi t y L e ve l t o 5 .
6 = S e t T C A S S e n si t i vi t y L e ve l t o 6 .
7 = S e t T C A S S e n si t i vi t y L e ve l t o 7 .
8 - 1 4 = N o t A ssi g n e d .
1 5 = C a n c e l p r e v i o u s S e n s i t i v i t y L e ve l .
MB 56 33-88 X M e ssa g e s t o b e t r a n sm i t t e d t o i n t e r r o g a t o r ,
p a r t o f t h e C o m m - B r e p l i e s, D F = 2 0 , 2 1 .
The field contains Data Link, Capability
R e p o r t s o r A i r cr a f t I d e n t i f i ca t i o n R e p o r t s o r
T C A S R e so l u t i o n A d vi so r y R e p o r t s.
ACS 20 45-64 X Comm-A capability subfield reports data link
service(s) supported by the installation. If
all bits are Zeros, no Comm-A data link
se r vi ce s a r e su p p o r t e d .
AIS 48 41-88 X A i r cr a f t I d e n t i f i ca t i o n , r e p o r t e d w h e n a
su r ve i l l a n ce o r C o m m - A i n t e r r o g a t i o n
( U F = 4 , 5 , 2 0 , 2 1 ) co n t a i n s R R = 1 8 a n d
D I = a n yt h i n g b u t 7 . A I S co n t a i n s u p t o e i g h t
6-bit characters as defined in Table 4.
MB ARA 14 41-54 X T C A S R e so l u t i o n A d vi so r y R e p o r t i n d i ca t i n g
cu r r e n t A ct i ve R e so l u t i o n A d vi so r i e s ( i f a n y)
g e n e r a t e d b y o w n T C A S u n i t a g a i n st o n e o r
m o r e t h r e a t a i r cr a f t . E a ch b i t i n d i ca t e s a
specific resolution advisory with One being
active and Zero being inactive. Bit
indications are:
41-Climb.
4 2 - D o n t d e s c e n d .
4 3 - D o n t d e s c e n d f a s t e r t h a n 5 0 0 F P M .
4 4 - D o n t d e s c e n d f a s t e r t h a n 1 0 0 0 F P M .
45-Dont descend faster than 2000 FPM.
46-Descend.
47-Don't climb.
48-Don't climb faster than 500 FPM.
4 9 - D o n ' t cl i m b f a st e r t h a n 1 0 0 0 F P M .
5 0 - D o n ' t cl i m b f a st e r t h a n 2 0 0 0 F P M .
51-Turn left.
52-Turn right.
53-Don't turn left.
54-Don't turn right.
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MB BCS 16 65-80 X Comm-B capability subfield reports installed
data sources that can be accessed by the
ground for transmission via a ground-
initiated Comm-B. If all bits are Zeros, no
data is accessible by a ground-initiated
Comm-B.
BDS 8 33-40 X Defines the content of the MB message field
in reply to ground-initiated Comm-B and is
expressed in two groups of 4 bits each,
BDS1 (33-36) and BDS2 (37-40).
BDS1 4 33-36 X C o r r e sp o n d s w i t h R R i n U F = 4 , 5 , 2 0 , 2 1 .
The codes are:
0 = M B co n t a i n s A i r - i n i t i a t e d C o m m - B .
1 = MB contains Data Link Capability
Report.
2 = M B co n t a i n s A i r cr a f t I d e n t i f i ca t i o n .
3 = M B co n t a i n s T C A S R e so l u t i o n A d vi so r y.
4-15 = Not assigned.
BDS2 4 37-40 X B a si c r e p o r t u se s B D S 2 = 0 . M o r e co m p l e x
Mode S installations report additional
capabilities in various formats assigned to
B D S 2 co d e s o t h e r t h a n 0 a s r e q u e st e d b y
interrogator, specified in the RRS subfield
of SD.
CFS 4 41-44 X Continuation subfield contains the BDS2
value of the next additional capability report
available from the installation.
MB ECS 8 81-88 X Data Link Capability subfield reports ELM
capability of installation. No ELM data link
s e r v i c e s a r e s u p p o r t e d i f a l l b i t s a r e Z e r o s.
MTE 1 60 X Multiple Threat Encounter bit indicates 2
si m u l t a n e o u s T C A S t h r e a t s.
RAC 4 55-58 X Resolution Advisory Complements subfield
indicates currently active resolution,
advisory complements (if any) received from
a l l o t h e r T C A S a i r cr a f t w i t h o n - b o a r d
resolution capability. Bits are set to One
w h e n a ct i ve a n d Z e r o w h e n i n a ct i ve . B i t
indications are:
5 5 - D o n t d e s c e n d .
5 6 - D o n t c l i m b .
57-Dont turn left.
58-Don't turn right.
RAT 1 59 X R e so l u t i o n A d vi so r y T e r m i n a t e d i n d i ca t o r i s
se t t o O n e f o r 1 8 se co n d s ( 1 s e c o n d )
following termination of a previously
reported resolution advisory.
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MB TID 26 33-88 X Threat Identity Data subfield contains data
a cco r d i n g t o T T I f i e l d . I f T T I = 1 , T I D
co n t a i n s M o d e S a d d r e ss o f t h r e a t i n b i t s
63-85 (bits 87-88 are Zero). If TTI=2, TID
contains altitude, range and bearing data.
TIDA 13 63-75 X Threat Identity Data, Altitude subfield
reports Mode C altitude code of the threat.
TIDB 6 83-88 X T h r e a t I d e n t i t y, B e a r i n g su b f i e l d r e p o r t s
m o st r e ce n t b e a r i n g o f t h e t h r e a t .
TIDR 7 76-82 X T h r e a t I d e n t i t y, R a n g e su b f i e l d r e p o r t s m o st
r e ce n t r a n g e o f t h e t h r e a t .
TTI 2 61-62 X T h r e a t T y p e I n d i c a t o r s u b f i e l d d e f i n e s t yp e
of data in TID field.
MC 80 9-88 X Comm-C field contains one segment of a
sequence of segments transmitted to the
t r a n sp o n d e r i n t h e E L M m o d e . M C i s p a r t o f
UF=24.
IIS 4 9-12 (if X I n t e r r o g a t o r I d e n t i f i e r su b f i e l d r e p o r t s t h e
RC=0 to 2) identity of the interrogator (See SD and UM
or 25-28 (if fields).
RC=3)
SRS 16 9-24 X I f a C o m m - C i n t e r r o g a t i o n ( U F = 2 4 ) co n t a i n s
R C = 3 , t h e S R S su b f i e l d co n t a i n s a l i st o f
se g m e n t r e q u e st - a u t h o r i za t i o n s f o r D E L M s
i n t h e 1 6 - b i t ( 9 - 2 4 ) S R S su b f i e l d . S t a r t i n g
w i t h b i t 9 , d e n o t i n g t h e f i r s t s e g m e n t , e a ch
o f t h e f o l l o w i n g b i t s i s se t t o O n e i f t h e
t r a n sm i ssi o n o f t h e co r r e sp o n d i n g se g m e n t
i s r e q u e st e d . R e f e r t o T a b l e 5 .
MD 80 9-88 X Comm-D field, part of DF=24, contains one
segment of a sequence of segments
t r a n sm i t t e d b y t h e t r a n sp o n d e r i n t h e E L M
m o d e . I t m a y co n t a i n a su m m a r y o f
received MC segments of an uplink ELM.
TAS 16 17-32 X Reports segments received in a Comm-C
sequence. Starting with bit 17 denoting the
first segment, each successive bit is One if
t h e c o r r e s p o n d i n g s e g m e n t w a s r e ce i ve d .
T A S a p p e a r s i f K E = 1 i n t h e sa m e r e p l y.
R e f e r t o T a b l e 5 f o r va l u e s.
ME 56 33-88 X E xt e n d e d sq u i t t e r m e ssa g e , p a r t o f D F = 1 7 ,
contains broadcast messages.
MU 56 33-88 X F i e l d , p a r t o f t h e l o n g a i r - a i r s u r v e i l l a n ce
i n t e r r o g a t i o n U F = 1 6 , co n t a i n s i n f o r m a t i o n
u se d i n a i r - t o - a i r e xch a n g e s ( T C A S ,
R e so l u t i o n M e ssa g e s a n d T C A S B r o a d ca st
M e ssa g e s) .
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MU CHC 3 47-49 X Cancel Horizontal Resolution Advisory
C o m p l e m e n t . I n T C A S R e so l u t i o n
M e ssa g e s t r a n sm i t t e d b y T C A S w i t h o u t
h o r i zo n t a l r e so l u t i o n ca p a b i l i t y, C H C i s se t
t o 0 . T h e co d e s a r e :
0 = No cancellation.
1 = C a n ce l , d o n t t u r n l e f t .
2 = C a n ce l , d o n t t u r n r i g h t .
3 - 7 = N o t a ssi g n e d .
CVC 2 43-44 X C a n ce l V e r t i ca l R e so l u t i o n A d vi so r y
Complement. The codes are:
0 = No cancellation.
1 = C a n c e l , d o n t d e s c e n d .
2 = Cancel, dont climb.
3 = Not assigned.
HRC 3 50-52 X H o r i zo n t a l R e so l u t i o n A d vi so r y C o m p l e m e n t .
I n T C A S R e so l u t i o n M e ssa g e s t r a n sm i t t e d
b y T C A S w i t h o u t h o r i zo n t a l r e so l u t i o n
ca p a b i l i t y, H R C i s se t t o 0 . T h e co d e s a r e :
0 = No horizontal resolution advisory
complement sent.
1 = I n t r u d e r T C A S se n se i s t u r n l e f t / d o n o t
turn left.
2 = I n t r u d e r T C A S se n se i s t u r n l e f t / d o n o t
turn right.
3 - 4 = N o t a ssi g n e d .
5 = I n t r u d e r T C A S se n se i s t u r n r i g h t / d o n o t
turn left.
6 = I n t r u d e r T C A S se n se i s t u r n r i g h t / d o n o t
turn right.
7 = Not assigned.
HSB 5 56-60 X E n co d e d S e n se B i t s f o r H o r i zo n t a l
Resolution Complements provide a parity
coding field protecting the six horizontal
se n se b i t s ( C H C a n d H R C ) a n d a r e u se d i n
TCAS III Resolution Messages.
MID 24 65-88 X Contains discrete address of interrogating
a i r cr a f t a n d i s i n T C A S R e so l u t i o n
A d vi so r i e s L o ck R e q u e st s, T C A S R e so l u t i o n
M e ssa g e s a n d T C A S B r o a d ca st M e ssa g e s.
N O T E : T C A S B r o a d ca st M e ssa g e i s se n t a t
10-second intervals.

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MU MTB 1 42 X Multiple Threat Bit indicates more than one
T C A S t h r e a t w h e n se t t o O n e a n d n o m o r e
t h a n o n e t h r e a t w h e n se t t o Z e r o .
UDS 8 33-40 X D e f i n e s t h e c o n t e n t o f t h e M U m e ssa g e f i e l d
a n d i s e x p r e s s e d i n t w o 4 - b i t g r o u p s, U D S 1
(33-36) and UDS2 (37-40).
UDS1 4 33-36 X I s se t t o 3 f o r T C A S R e so l u t i o n M e ssa g e s
a n d T C A S B r o a d ca st M e ssa g e s.
UDS2 4 37-40 X I s se t t o 0 f o r T C A S R e so l u t i o n M e ssa g e s o r
se t t o 2 f o r T C A S B r o a d ca st M e ss a g e s.
VRC 2 45-46 X V e r t i ca l R e so l u t i o n A d vi so r y, C o m p l e m e n t .
The codes are:
0 = No vertical resolution advisory
complement sent.
1 = D o n t d e s c e n d .
2 = D o n t c l i m b .
3 = Not assigned.
VSB 4 61-64 X E n co d e d S e n se B i t s f o r V e r t i ca l R e so l u t i o n
Complements provide a parity coding field
t o p r o t e ct f o u r ve r t i ca l se n se b i t s ( C V C a n d
V R C ) i n a l l T C A S R e so l u t i o n M e ssa g e s. I f
bits 43-46 do not agree with bits 61-64, the
T C A S r e ce i ve r a ssu m e s a n e r r o r a n d
d i sr e g a r d s m e ssa g e . B i t s a r e a s f o l l o w s:
43 44 45 46 61 62 63 64
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0
0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1
0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1
0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1
0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1
0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0
0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0
1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1
1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
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MV 56 33-88 X Field, part of the long air-air surveillance
reply DF=16, contains information used in
a i r - t o - a i r e xch a n g e s ( C o o r d i n a t i o n R e p l y
M e ssa g e ) .
ARA 14 41-54 X Same as in MB field.
MTE 1 60 X Same as in MB field.
RAC 4 55-58 X Same as in MB field.
RAT 1 59 X Same as in MB field.
MV VDS 8 33-40 X Defines the content of the MV message field
a n d i s e xp r e sse d i n t w o 4 - b i t g r o u p s, V D S 1
(33-36) and VDS2 (37-40).
VDS1 4 33-36 X I s se t t o 3 f o r C o o r d i n a t i o n R e p l y M e ssa g e .
VDS2 4 37-40 X I s se t t o 0 f o r C o o r d i n a t i o n R e p l y M e ssa g e .
NC 4 5-8 X Provides the segment number transmitted in
an uplink ELM and is part of a Comm-C
interrogation, UF=24.
ND 4 5-8 X Provides the segment number transmitted in
a downlink ELM and is part of a Comm-D
r e p l y, D F = 2 4 .
PC 3 6-8 X Contains operating commands to the
transponder and is part of surveillance and
Comm-A interrogations UF=4, 5, 20, 21.
The codes are:
0 = No changes in transponder state.
1 = Non-selective All Call lockout.
2 = Not assigned.
3 = Not assigned.
4 = C a n ce l B .
5 = Cancel C.
6 = Cancel D.
7 = Not assigned.
PI 24 33-56 X Contains the parity overlaid on the
i n t e r r o g a t o r i d e n t i t y co d e . P I i s p a r t o f t h e
r e p l y, D F = 1 1 , t o t h e M o d e S O n l y A l l C a l l .
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PR 4 6-9 X F i e l d c o n t a i n s c o m m a n d s t o t h e t r a n sp o n d e r
specifying the reply probability to the Mode
S Only All Call interrogation, UF=11
co n t a i n i n g t h e P R . A co m m a n d t o d i sr e g a r d
any lockout state can also be given. The
assigned codes are:
0 = Reply with probability = 1.
1 = Reply with probability = 1/2.
2 = Reply with probability = 1/4.
3 = Reply with probability = 1/8.
4 = Reply with probability = 1/16.
5,6,7 = Do not Reply.
8 = Disregard lockout, reply with probability
= 1.
9 = Disregard lockout, reply with probability
= 1/2.
10 = Disregard lockout, reply with,
probability = 1/4.
1 1 = D i sr e g a r d l o cko u t , r e p l y w i t h
probability = 1/8.
1 2 = D i sr e g a r d l o cko u t , r e p l y w i t h
probability = 1/16.
1 3 , 1 4 , 1 5 = D o n o t r e p l y.
NOTE: On receipt of a Mode S Only All Call
containing a PR code other than 0 or
8 , t r a n sp o n d e r e xe cu t e s a r a n d o m
p r o c e s s a n d m a k e s a r e p l y d e ci si o n
f o r t h e i n t e r r o g a t i o n i n a c co r d a n ce
w i t h t h e c o m m a n d e d p r o b a b i l i t y.
Random occurrence of replies
enables interrogator to acquire
closely spaced aircraft when replies
w o u l d o t h e r w i s e s y n c h r o n o u sl y
garble each other.
RC 2 3-4 X Designates transmitted segment as initial,
intermediate or final if coded 0, 1 or 2
r e sp e ct i ve l y. R C = 3 i s u se d t o r e q u e st
C o mm- D D E L M s b y the transponder. R C i s
part of Comm-C interrogation, UF=24.
O ve r vi e w o f F o r m a t D e f i n i t i o n s
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RI 4 14-17 X I n f o r m a t i o n i n D F = 0 , 1 6 . T h e co d e s a r e :
0 = No on-board TCAS.
1 = Not assigned.
2 = O n - b o a r d T C A S w i t h r e so l u t i o n
capability inhibited.
3 = O n - b o a r d T C A S w i t h ve r t i ca l - o n l y
resolution capability.
4 = O n - b o a r d T C A S w i t h ve r t i ca l a n d
horizontal resolution capability.
5 - 7 = N o t a ssi g n e d .
8 = No maximum airspeed data available.
9 = A i r sp e e d i s 7 5 kt s.
10 = Airspeed is >75 kts and 150 kts.
11 = Airspeed is >150 kts and 300 kts.
12 = Airspeed is >300 kts and 600 kts.
13 = Airspeed is >600 kts and 1200 kts.
14 = Airspeed is >1200 kts.
15 = Not assigned.
RL 1 9 X Command, sent in UF=0, 16; solicits DF=0
reply if Zero and DF=16 reply if One (only
i f t r a n sp o n d e r i s a sso ci a t e d w i t h A i r b o r n e
C o l l i si o n A vo i d a n ce S yst e m [ A C A S ]
e q u i p m e n t ) . O t h e r w i se , i n U F = 0 , Z e r o
solicits DF=0 reply and One solicits no
reply. In UF=16, Zero solicits DF=16 reply
and One solicits no reply.
RR 5 9-13 X Contains length and content of interrogator
requested reply. RR is part of surveillance
and Comm-A interrogations UF=4, 5, 20, 21.
RR REPLY
CODE LENGTH MB CONTENT
0-15 Short N/A
16 Long Air initiated Comm-B
17 Long Data link capability
18 Long Aircraft Identification
19 Long Resolution Advisories
20-31 Long Not Assigned
N O T E : I f f i r st b i t o f R R co d e i s O n e ,
decimal equivalent of last four bits
of RR code designates code for
BDS1 in reply (ground initiated).
B D S 2 i s a ssu m e d t o b e Z e r o i f n o t
specified by DI=7 and RRS.

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SD 16 17-32 X Contains control codes, as specified by the
D I f i e l d a f f e c t i n g t r a n s p o n d e r p r o t o co l a n d
i s p a r t o f su r ve i l l a n ce a n d C o m m - A
interrogations UF=4, 5, 20, 21.
IIS 4 17-20 X I n t e r r o g a t o r I d e n t i f i e r su b f i e l d co n t a i n s t h e
self-identification code of the interrogator
a n d i s n u m e r i c a l l y i d e n t i c a l t o t h e I I co d e
t r a n sm i t t e d b y t h e i n t e r r o g a t o r i n M o d e S
Only All Calls. IIS codes are 0 through 15;
I I S = 0 i s n o t a va l i d i n t e r r o g a t o r i d e n t i f i e r f o r
m u l t i si t e p u r p o se s. I I S i s se n t o n l y w h e n
DI=0, 1 or 7.
LOS 1 26 X Lockout subfield, if set to One, initiates a
multisite All Call lockout to Mode S Only All
Calls (UF=11) from the Interrogator
i n d i ca t e d i n I I S o f t h e i n t e r r o g a t i o n . I f L O S
i s s e t t o Z e r o , n o c h a n g e i n l o c k o u t st a t e i s
co m m a n d e d . L O S i s se n t o n l y i f D I = 1 o r 7 .
LSS 1 23 X Lockout surveillance subfield, if set to One,
shall signify a multisite lockout command
f r o m t h e i n t e r r o g a t o r i n d i ca t e d i n S I S . L S S
set to zero shall be used to signify that no
change in lockout state is commanded.
MBS 2 21-22 X Multisite Comm-B subfield, sent when DI=1,
is assigned the following codes:
0 = N o C o m m - B a ct i o n .
1 = C o m m - B r e se r va t i o n .
2 = C o m m - B cl o se o u t .
MES 3 23-25 X Multisite ELM subfield, sent when DI=1,
contains reservation and closeout
co m m a n d s f o r E L M a s f o l l o w s:
0 = N o E L M a ct i o n .
1 = C o m m - C r e se r va t i o n .
2 = Comm-C closeout.
3 = C o m m - D r e se r va t i o n .
4 = Comm-D closeout.
5 = C o m m - C r e se r va t i o n a n d C o m m - D
closeout.
6 = Comm-C closeout and Comm-D
r e se r va t i o n .
7 = C o m m - C a n d C o m m - D c l o s e o u t s.
O ve r vi e w o f F o r m a t D e f i n i t i o n s
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SD RCS 3 24-26 X Rate control subfield shall control the
sq u i t t e r r a t e o f t h e t r a n sp o n d e r w h e n i t i s
r e p o r t i n g t h e su r f a ce f o r m a t . T h e co d e s a r e :
0 = N o sq u i t t e r r a t e co m m a n d
1 = R e p o r t h i g h su r f a ce sq u i t t e r r a t e f o r
60 seconds
2 = R e p o r t l o w su r f a ce sq u i t t e r r a t e f o r
60 seconds
3 = S u p p r e ss a l l su r f a ce sq u i t t e r s f o r
60 seconds
4 = S u p p r e ss a l l su r f a ce sq u i t t e r s f o r
120 seconds
5-7 Not assigned
RRS 4 21-24 X Reply Request subfield, sent when DI=7,
contains coding corresponding to the
r e q u e st e d B D S 2 co d e .
RRS 4 24-27 X Reply Request subfield, sent when DI=3,
contains coding corresponding to the
r e q u e st e d B D S 2 co d e .
RSS 2 27-28 X Reservation Status subfield, sent when DI=1,
r e q u e st s t r a n sp o n d e r t o r e p o r t r e se r va t i o n
status in the UM field. The codes are:
0 = N o r e q u e st .
1 = R e p o r t C o m m - B r e se r va t i o n st a t u s.
2 = R e p o r t C o m m - C r e se r va t i o n st a t u s.
3 = R e p o r t C o m m - D r e se r va t i o n st a t u s.
SAS 2 27-28 X Surface Antenna Subfield, shall control the
diversity antenna that is used for the
acquisition and extended squitters when the
a i r cr a f t i s r e p o r t i n g t h e su r f a ce f o r m a t . T h e
co d e s a r e :
0 = No antenna command, use the top
antenna
1 = Alternate top and bottom antennas for
120 seconds
2 = Use bottom antenna for 120 seconds
3 = Return to the default
SIS 6 17-22 X Surveillance Identifier Subfield, shall
contain an assigned SI code of the
interrogator.
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SD TCS 3 21-23 X Type Control Subfield, shall control the
p o s i t i o n t y p e r e p o r t e d b y t h e t r a n sp o n d e r .
The codes are:
0 = No position type command
1 = U s e s u r f a c e p o s i t i o n t y p e f o r t h e n e xt
15 seconds
2 = U s e s u r f a c e p o s i t i o n t y p e f o r t h e n e xt
60 seconds
3 = Cancel surface type command
4 - 7 = N o t a ssi g n e d .
TMS 4 29-32 X T a ct i ca l Message subfield, sent when DI=1
or 7 , c o n t a i n s c o d i n g f o r l i n k i n g t h e C o m m -
A m e ssa g e se g m e n t s. T h e co d e s a r e :
0 = N o A ct i o n .
1 = U n l i n ke d , P r i o r i t y.
2 = Unlinked, Acknowledge.
3 = U n l i n ke d , P r i o r i t y, A ckn o w l e d g e .
4 = L i n ke d 1 st S e g m e n t , S i n g l e A D S .
5 = L i n ke d 1 st S e g m e n t , S i n g l e A D S
P r i o r i t y.
6 = L i n ke d 1 st S e g m e n t , S i n g l e A D S
Acknowledge.
7 = L i n ke d 1 st S e g m e n t , S i n g l e A D S ,
P r i o r i t y, A ckn o w l e d g e .
8 = L i n ke d 1 st S e g m e n t , M u l t i p l e A D S .
9 = L i n ke d 1 st S e g m e n t , M u l t i p l e A D S ,
P r i o r i t y.
1 0 = L i n ke d 1 st S e g m e n t , M u l t i p l e A D S ,
Acknowledge.
1 1 = L i n ke d 1 st S e g m e n t , M u l t i p l e A D S ,
P r i o r i t y, A ckn o w l e d g e .
1 2 = S e co n d S e g m e n t .
13 = Third Segment.
14 = Final Segment.
1 5 = N o t A ssi g n e d .
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SL 3 9-11 X Reports the current operating sensitivity
l e ve l o f t h e T C A S u n i t a n d i s a p a r t o f a i r -
air surveillance replies, DF=0, 16. The
co d e s a r e :
0 = N o T C A S se n si t i vi t y l e ve l r e p o r t e d .
1 = T C A S o p e r a t e s a t se n si t i vi t y l e ve l 1 .
2 = T C A S o p e r a t e s a t se n si t i vi t y l e ve l 2 .
3 = T C A S o p e r a t e s a t se n si t i vi t y l e ve l 3 .
4 = T C A S o p e r a t e s a t se n si t i vi t y l e ve l 4 .
5 = T C A S o p e r a t e s a t se n si t i vi t y l e ve l 5 .
6 = T C A S o p e r a t e s a t se n si t i vi t y l e ve l 6 .
7 = T C A S o p e r a t e s a t se n si t i vi t y l e ve l 7 .
NOTE: The SL field has no meaning for
a i r cr a f t w i t h R I = 0 ( n o o n - b o a r d
capability to generate resolution,
advisories).
UF 5 1-5 X The first field in all uplink formats is the
t r a n s m i s s i o n d e s c r i p t o r i n a l l i n t e r r o g a t i o n s.
UM 6 14-19 X Contains transponder status readouts in
replies DF=4, 5, 20, 21.
IDS 2 18-19 X I d e n t i f i e r D e si g n a t o r su b f i e l d r e p o r t s t h e
t yp e o f r e se r va t i o n m a d e b y t h e i n t e r r o g a t o r
identified in IIS and corresponds with the
R S S su b f i e l d o f S D . A ssi g n e d co d i n g i s:
0 = No information available.
1 = C o m m - B r e se r va t i o n a ct i ve .
2 = C o m m - C r e se r va t i o n a ct i ve .
3 = C o m m - D r e se r va t i o n a ct i ve .
IIS 4 14-17 X I n t e r r o g a t o r I d e n t i f i e r su b f i e l d r e p o r t s t h e
identity of the interrogator that has made a
m u l t i si t e r e se r va t i o n .
VS 1 6 X I n d i ca t e s a i r cr a f t i s a i r b o r n e w h e n Z e r o o r
a i r cr a f t i s o n t h e g r o u n d w h e n O n e . V S i s a
part of DF=0, 16.
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B5 0 0 1 1
B6 0 1 0 1
B4 B3 B2 B1
0 0 0 0 P SP 0
0 0 0 1 A Q 1
0 0 1 0 B R 2
0 0 1 1 C S 3
0 1 0 0 D T 4
0 1 0 1 E U 5
0 1 1 0 F V 6
0 1 1 1 G W 7
1 0 0 0 H X 8
1 0 0 1 I Y 9
1 0 1 0 J Z
1 0 1 1 K
1 1 0 0 L
1 1 0 1 M
1 1 1 0 N
1 1 1 1 O
SP=SPACE code
6 - B i t C h a r a ct e r S e t f o r A I S S u b f i e l d
Table 4

SRS OR TAS SUBFIELD VALUE


OCTAL HEXADECIMAL NUMBER OF SEGMENTS
100000 8000 1
140000 C000 2
160000 E000 3
170000 F000 4
174000 F800 5
176000 FC00 6
177000 FE00 7
177400 FF00 8
177600 FF80 9
177700 FFC0 10
177740 FFE0 11
177760 FFF0 12
177770 FFF8 13
177774 FFFC 14
177776 FFFE 15
177777 FFFF 16
Valid Values for SRS and TAS Subfields
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BINARY OCTAL DECIMAL HEXADECIMAL


000 0 0 0
001 1 1 1
010 2 2 2
011 3 3 3
100 4 4 4
101 5 5 5
110 6 6 6
111 7 7 7
1000 10 8 8
1001 11 9 9
1010 12 10 A
1011 13 11 B
1100 14 12 C
1101 15 13 D
1110 16 14 E
1111 17 15 F
10000 20 16 10
N u m b e r S yst e m s C o n ve r si o n
Table 6

UF# FIELDS
0 RL=0 AQ=1
4 PC=0 RR=0 DI=0 SD=0
5 PC=0 RR=0 DI=0 SD=0
11 PR=0 IC= II: 0-15 CL= 000
IC= SI: 1-63 CL= 001-100
16 RL=1 AQ=0 MU=0
20 PC=0 RR=17 DI=7 RRS=0 MA=00000000000000
PC=0 RR=19 DI=7 RRS=0 MA=05000000000000
21 PC=0 RR=17 DI=7 RRS=0 MA=00000000000000
PC=0 RR=19 DI=7 RRS=0 MA=05000000000000
A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 M o d e S I n t e r r o g a t i o n F o r m a t s ( i n D e ci m a l )
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Refer to 1-2-2, Figure 2 for connectors and
i n d i ca t o r s .
1. STO RA G E C O M P AR T M ENT
Refer to Appendix C, Figure 1.
ITEM DESCRIPTION ITEM DESCRIPTION
O Antenna Clamp Assembly: O Flat Antenna:
U s e d w i t h A n t e n n a S h i e l d P l a t e t o co ve r RF antenna used with Test Set when power
UUT Antenna not being tested. a c c u r a c y i s m o s t c r i t i ca l .
O F l e xi b l e A n t e n n a : O Antenna Cable:
RF monopole antenna used with Test Set B N C t o B N C c o a x i a l c a b l e u s e d t o co n n e ct
when power accuracy is not critical and a FLAT ANTENNA Connector to ANTENNA
d i r e ct c o n n e c t i o n i s n o t c o n v e n i e n t . C o n n e ct o r .
O ac Power Cable: O F u se :
U s e d t o c o n n e c t a c p o w e r f r o m a n e xt e r n a l Spare FUSE
source to AC PWR Connector.
O Antenna Shield Plate:
Used with Antenna Clamp Assembly to
cover UUT Antenna not being tested.

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Figure 1

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2. TRI PO D
The tripod holds the Test Set Antenna during
st a t i o n a r y r a m p t e s t i n g .
3. ANT E NN A S HI EL D P R O C ED UR E
Refer to Appendix C, Figure 2.
STEP PROCEDURE STEP PROCEDURE
1. P o s i t i o n A n t e n n a C l a m p A s s e m b l y i n si d e 3. C o ve r U U T A n t e n n a w i t h A n t e n n a S h i e l d .
t h e sl o t i n t h e A n t e n n a S h i e l d P l a t e , Loosen Thumbscrews if necessary.
a l i g n i n g c a p t i ve s c r e w s i n t o t h e NOTE: I t m a y b e n e c e s sa r y t o r e m o v e
respective screw holes. U U T A n t e n n a G u a r d i f a c ce ss t o
2. T i g h t e n ca p t i v e s c r e w s . U U T A n t e n n a i s r e s t r i ct e d .
4. S e cu r e A n t e n n a S h i e l d b y t i g h t e n i n g
t h u m b s cr e w s.

ANTENNA CLAMP ASSEMBLY

ANTENNA SHIELD
PLATE

CAPTIVE SCREW

THUMB SCREW

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A nt en n a S h ie l d
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APPENDIX D - METRIC/BRITISH IMPERIAL CONVERSION TABLE


WITH NAUTICAL DISTANCE CONVERSIONS

TO MULTIPLY TO MULTIPLY
CONVERT: INTO: BY: CONVERT: INTO: BY:

cm feet 0.03281 meters feet 3.281

cm inches 0.3937 meters inches 39.37

feet cm 30.48 m / se c f t / se c 3.281

feet meters 0.3048 m/sec km/hr 3.6

ft/sec km/hr 1.097 m/sec miles/hr 2.237

ft/sec knots 0.5921 miles feet 5280

ft/sec miles/hr 0.6818 miles km 1.609

ft/sec
2
cm/sec
2 30.48 miles meters 1609

ft/sec
2
m/sec
2 0.3048 miles nmi 0.8684

grams o u n ce s 0.03527 m i l e s/ h r f t / se c 1.467

i n ch e s cm 2.54 miles/hr km/hr 1.609

kg pounds 2.205 m i l e s/ h r kn o t s 0.8684

kg/cm
2
psi 0.0703 nmi feet 6080.27

km feet 3281 nmi km 1.8532

km miles 0.6214 nmi meters 1853.2

km nmi 0.5396 nmi miles 1.1516

km/hr ft/sec 0.9113 ounces grams 28.34953

km/hr knots 0.5396 pounds kg 0.4536

km/hr miles/hr 0.6214 psi kg/cm


2 0.0703

knots ft/sec 1.689 100 ft km 3.048

kn o t s km/hr 1.8532 100 ft miles 1.894

knots miles/hr 1.1516 100 ft nmi 1.645

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APPENDIX E - ABBREVIATIONS
A
C
A Amperes
C Celsius or Centigrade
AA Address Announced
CA Transponder Capability
AC Altitude Code
CC C r o s sl i n k C a p a b i l i t y
AC Alternating Current
ccw Counterclockwise
ac Alternating Current
CFS Continuation Subfield
ACAS Airborne Collision Avoidance
CHAN Channel
System
CHC C a n c e l H o r i z o n t a l R e so l u t i o n
ACS Comm-A Capabilitiy Subfield
A d vi so r y
A/D Analog to Digital
CLOS C l o se o u t
ADC Analog to Digital Converter -2
cm Centimeter (10 Meters)
ADDR Address
Cont Continued
ADLP A i r b o r n e D a t a L i n k P r o c e s so r
CPU C e n t r a l P r o ce s si n g U n i t
ADS A-Definition Subfield
CrLf Carriage Return and Line Feed
AIS Comm-A Capability Subfield
CTRL Control
ALT Altitude
CTS Clear to Send/(One-way
AP Address Parity
hardware)
AQ Acquisition Special
CTS/DTR Two-way hardware
ASCII American National Standard
CVC Cancel Vertical Resolution
Code for Information
Advisory Complement
Interchange
CW Continuous Wave
ATC Air Traffic Control
cw C l o c k w i se
ATC ATCRBS (screen abbreviation)
ATCRBS Air Traffic Control Radar D
Beacon System
ATE Automatic Test Equipment D/A Digital to Analog
ATTEN Attenuation DABS D i s c r e t e A d d r e s s B e a co n
AUTO Automatic System
AVG Average DAC Digital to Analog Converter
dB Decibel
B dBi Decibels above isotropic
dBm Decibels above one milliwatt
BAT Battery 2
dB W/m Decibels above one watt per
BCS Comm-B Capability Subfield
sq u a r e m e t e r
BD Comm-B Data
DCD Data Carrier Detect
BDS B-Definition Subfield
DCXO Digitally Compensated Crystal
BIT Built In Test
Oscillator
BOT Bottom
DELM Downlink Extended Length
bps Bits per Second
M e s sa g e
BR Bridge Rectifier
DF Downlink Format
BT Battery
DI D e si g n a t o r I d e n t i f i ca t i o n
DMM Digital Multimeter
DPSK D i f f e r e n t i a l P h a se S h i f t K e yi n g
DR Downlink Request
DSP D i g i t a l S i g n a l P r o ce s so r
DSR Data Set Ready
DTR Data Terminal Ready

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ECS Extended Capability LCA Logic Cell Array
Subfield LCD Liquid Crystal Display
ELM Extended Length Message LED Light Emitting Diode
EMC Electromagnetic Compatibility LF Line Feed
EMI Electromagnetic Interference LO Local Oscillator
EOL End of Line LOS Lockout Subfield
ERP E f f e ct i ve R a d i a t e d P o w e r LSB L e a st S i g n i f i ca n t B i t
ESB E n co d e d S e n se B i t s LSD L e a st S i g n i f i ca n t D i g i t
ESD Electrostatic Discharge
EXT E xt e r n a l M

F m Meters
MA M e s sa g e , C O M M - A
FCC F e d e r a l C o m m u n i ca t i o n s MAX Maximum
Commission
MB M e s sa g e , C O M M - B
FPM Feet Per Minute
FREQ Frequency MBS Multisite COMM-B Subfield
FS Flight Status MC M e s sa g e , C O M M - C
FT Foot/Feet MD M e s sa g e , C O M M - D
Ft Foot/Feet ME M e s sa g e , C O M M - E
MEAS M e a su r i n g
G MES Multisite ELM Subfield
6
GEN Generator MHz Megahertz (10 Hertz)
-6
GND Ground s M i c r o s e c o n d ( 1 0 S e co n d s)
MID Mode S Address
H
MIN Minimum
h Hexadecimal MPU Microprocessing Unit
Hz Hertz ms
-3
M i l l i s e c o n d ( 1 0 S e co n d s)
HRC Horizontal Resolution Advisory MTB Multiple Threat Bit
Complement
MTE M u l t i p l e T h r e a t E n co u n t e r
I
MTL Minimum Threshold Level
ID Identification MU M e s sa g e , C O M M - U
IDS Identifier Designators Subfield MV M e s sa g e , C O M M - V
IFF Identification Friend or Foe
II Interrogator Identification N
IIS Interrogator Identification
Subfield N/A Not Applicable
IN Input NC C-Segment Number
INTERR Interrogation ND D-Segment Number
I/O Input/Output nmi Nautical Miles
ITM Intermode No Number
-9
ns N a n o s e c o n d ( 1 0 S e co n d s)
K
O
KE Control, ELM
kg
3
Kilogram (10 Grams) o O ct a l
kH z
3
Kilohertz (10 Hertz) OUT Output
km
3
Kilometer (10 meters) Ohm
Kts Knots (Velocity)

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PC Personal Computer SCOPE Oscilloscope
PC Printed Circuit SCPI Standard Commands for
PC P r o t o co l Programmable Instruments
PI Parity/Interrogator Identity organization
PLCS Places SD S p e ci a l D e si g n a t o r
PN Part Number Sec Second
PPM Pulse Position Modulation SL Sensitivity Level
ppm Parts per Million SLM S t a n d a r d L e n g t h M e ssa g e
PR Probability of Reply SLS S i d e - L o b e S u p p r e s si o n
PRF Pulse Repetition Frequency SPI S p e ci a l I d e n t i f i e r P u l se
PROM Programmable Read Only SQTR Squitter
Memory SRQ Service Request
psi P o u n d s p e r S q u a r e I n ch SRS S e g m e n t R e q u e st S u b f i e l d
PWM Pulse Width Modulation SSR S e co n d a r y S u r ve i l l a n ce R a d a r
PWR Power SYNC S yn ch r o n o u s

R T
RAM Random Access Memory TAS Transmission Acknowledgment
RAC Resolution Advisory Subfield
Complement TCAS T r a f f i c A l e r t a n d C o l l i si o n
RAT Resolution Advisory Avoidance System
Termination TID Threat Identity Data
RC Reply Control TMS Tactical Message Subfield
RCI Remote Control Interface Trig Trigger
RCVD Received TTI T h r e a t T yp e I n d i ca t o r
RCVR Receiver TTL T r a n si st o r - T r a n si st o r L o g i c
Ref Reference TX Transmit
RF Radio Frequency TXD Transmit Data
RI Reply Information Air-to-Air
RL Reply Length U
RMS Root Mean Square
UDS U-Definition Subfield
ROM Read Only Memory
UELM Uplink Extended Length
RR Reply Request
M e s sa g e
RRS R e p l y R e q u e st S u b f i e l d
UF Uplink Format
RSS Reservation Status Subfield
UM Utility Message
RTCA Requirements and Technical
UUT Unit Under Test
Concepts for Aviation
organization
RTS Request to Sent V
RX Receive
RXD R e c e i ve D a t a V Volt
VAC Volts, Alternating Current
VCO V o l t a g e C o n t r o l l e d O s ci l l a t o r
Vdc Volts, Direct Current
VDS V-Definition Subfield
VERS V e r si o n
VRAM Video Random Access Memory
VRC V e r t i ca l R e so l u t i o n A d vi so r y
Complement
Vrms Volts Root Mean Square
VS V e r t i ca l S t a t u s
VSB V e r t i ca l S e n se B i t s
VSWR V o l t a g e S t a n d i n g W a ve R a t i o

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W
W Watt

X
XMTR Transmitter
Xon/Xoff Software Handshake
XPDR Transponder

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APPENDIX F - MODE S ADDRESS BLOCKS


This table contains Mode S address blocks for countries whose tail numbers are decoded by the
A T C - 6 0 1 - 2 . F o r a n e x p a n d e d l i s t o f M o d e S co d e s, r e f e r t o A p p e n d i x G .

COUNTRY ADDRESS BLOCK

Belgium 448000 448FFF

Canada C00000 C3FFFF

Denmark 458000 45FFFF

France 380000 3AFFFF

Germany 3C0000 3FFFFF

Poland 488000 48FFFF

Switzerland 4B0000 4B7FFF

USA A00000 - AFFFFF

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APPENDIX G - MODE S ADDRESS BLOCKS


This table contains a complete list of Mode S address blocks. For countries whose tail numbers
are decoded by the ATC-601-2, refer to Appendix F.

COUNTRY ADDRESS BLOCK COUNTRY ADDRESS BLOCK

Afghanistan 70000 700FFF Brazil E40000 E4FFFF

Albania 501000 5013FF Brunei Darassalam 895000 8953FF

Algeria 0A0000 - 0A7FFF Bulgaria 450000 457FFF

Angola 090000 090FFF Burkin Faso 09C000- 09CFFF

Antigua and Barbuda 0CA000 0CA3FF Burundi 032000 032FFF

Argentina E00000 E3FFFF Cambodia 70E000 70EFFF

Armenia 600000 6003FF Cameroon 034000 034FFF

Australia 7C0000 7FFFFF Canada C00000 C3FFFF

Austria 440000 447FFF Cape Verde 096000 096FF

Azerbaijan 600800 600BFF Central African 06C000 06CFFF


Republic

Bahamas 0A8000 0A8FFF Chad 084000 084FFF

Bahrain 894000 894FFF Chile E80000 E80FFF

Bangladesh 702000 702FFF China 780000 78BFFF

Barbados 0AA000 0AA3FF Colombia 0AC000 0ACFFF

Belarus 510000 5103FF Comoros 035000 0353FF

Belgium 448000 448FFF Congo 036000 036FFF

Belize 0AB000 0AB3FF Cook Islands 901000 9013FF

Benin 094000 0943FF Costa Rica 0AE000 0AEFFF

Bhutan 680000 6803FF Cte d/Ivoire 038000 038FFF

Bolivia E94000 E94FFF Croatia 501C00 501FFF

Bosnia and 513000 5133FF Cuba 0B0000 0B0FFF


Herzegovina

Botswana 030000 0303FF Cyprus 4C8000 4C83FF

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COUNTRY ADDRESS BLOCK COUNTRY ADDRESS BLOCK

Czech Rep 498000 49FFFF Guinea-Bissau 048000 0483FF

Dem Republic Korea 72000 727FFF Guyana 0B6000 0B6FFF

Dem Republic Congo 08C000 08CFFF Haiti 0B800 0B8FFF

Denmark 458000 45FFFF Honduras 0BA000 0BAFFF

Djibouti 098000 0983FF Hungary 470000 477FFF

Dominican Rep 0C4000 0C4FFF Iceland 4CC000 4CCFFF

Ecuador E84000 E84FFF India 800000 83FFFF

Egypt 010000 017FFF Indonesia 8A0000 - 8A7FFF

El Salvador 0B2000 0B2FFF Iran, Islamic Rep 730000 737FFF

Equatorial Guinea 042000 042FFF Iraq 728000 72FFFF

Eritrea 202000 2023FF Ireland 4CA000 4CAFFF

Estonia 511000 5113FF Israel 738000 73FFFF

Ethiopia 040000 040FFF Italy 300000 33FFFF

Fiji C88000 C88FFF Jamaica 0BE000 0BEFFF

Finland 460000 - 467FFF Japan 840000 87FFFF

France 380000 3AFFFF Jordan 740000 747FFF

Gabon 03E000 03EFFF Kazakhstan 683000 6733FF

Gambia 09A000 09AFFF Kenya 04C000 04CFFF

Georgia 514000 5143FF Kiribati C8E000 C8E3FF

Germany 3C0000 3FFFFF Kuwait 706000 706FFF

Ghana 044000 044FFF Kyrgyzstan 601000 6013FF

Greece 468000 46FFFF Lao Dem Rep 708000 708FFF

Grenada 0C000 0CC3FF Latvia 502C0 502FFF

Guatemala 0B4000 0B4FFF Lebanon 748000 74FFFF

Guinea 046000 046FFF Lesotho 04A000 04A3FF

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COUNTRY ADDRESS BLOCK COUNTRY ADDRESS BLOCK

Liberia 050000 050FFF New Zealand C80000 C87FFF

Libyan Arab Jam 018000 01FFFF Nicaragua 0C0000 0C0FFF

Lithuania 503C00 503FFF Niger 062000 062FFF

Luxembourg 4D0000 4D03FF Nigeria 064000 064FFF

Madagascar 054000 054FFF Norway 478000 47FFFF

Malawi 057000 058FFF Oman 70C000 70C3FF

Malaysia 75000 757FFF Pakistan 760000 767FFF

Maldives 05A000 05A3FF Palau 684000 6843FF

Mali 05C000 05CFFF Panama 0C2000 0C2FFF

Malta 4D2000 4D23FF Papua New Guinea 898000 898FFF

Marshall Islands 900000 9003FF Paraguay E88000 E88FFF

Mauritania 05E000 05D3FF Peru E8C000 E8CFFF

Mauritius 060000 0603FF Philippines 758000 75FFFF

Mexico 0D0000 0D7FFF Poland 488000 48FFFF

Micronesia, Federal 681000 6813FF Portugal 490000 497FFF


States

Monaco 4D4000 4D43FF Qatar 06A000 06A3FF

Mongolia 682000 6823FF Rep of Korea 718000 71FFFF

Morocco 020000 027FFF Rep of Moldova 504C00 504FFF

Mozambique 006000 006FFF Romania 4A0000 4A7FFF

Myanmar 704000 704FFF Russian Fed 100000 1FFFFF

Namibia 201000 2013FF Rwanda 06E000 06EFFF

Nauru C8A000 C8A3FF Saint Lucia C8C000 C8C3FF

Nepal 70A000 70AFFF St Vincent and 0BC000 0BC3FF


Grenadines

Netherlands, Kingdom 480000 487FFF Samoa 902000 9023FF

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COUNTRY ADDRESS BLOCK COUNTRY ADDRESS BLOCK

San Marino 500000 5003FF The former Yugoslav 512000 5123FF


Rep of Macedonia

Sao Tome and 09E000 09E3FF Togo 08800 088FFF


Principe

Saudi Arabia 710000 717FFF Tonga C8D000 C8D3FF

Senegal 070000 070FFF Trinidad and Tobago 0C6000 0C6FFF

Seychelles 074000 0743FF Tunisia 028000 02FFFF

Sierra Leone 076000 0763FF Turkey 4B8000 4BFFFF

Singapore 768000 76FFFF Turkmenistan 601800 601BFF

Slovakia 505C00 505FFF Uganda 068000 068FFF

Slovenia 506C00 506FFF Ukraine 508000 50FFFF

Solomon Islands 897000 8973FF United Arab Emirates 896000 896FFF

Somalia 078000 078FFF United Kingdom 400000 423FFFF

South Africa 008000 00FFFF United Rep of 080000 080FFF


Tanzania

Spain 340000 37FFFF United States A00000 - AFFFFF

Sri Lanka 770000 777FFF Uruguay E90000 E00FFF

Sudan 07C000 07CFFF Uzbekistan 507C00 507FFF

Suriname 0C80000 0C8FFF Vanuatu C90000 C903FF

Swaziland 07A000 07A3FF Venezuela 0D8000 0DFFFF

Sweden 4A8000 4AFFFF Viet Nam 888000 88FFFF

Switzerland 4B0000 4B7FFF Yemen 890000 890FFF

Syrian Arab Rep 778000 77FFFF Zambia 08A000 08AFFF

Tajikistan 515000 5153FF Zimbabwe 004000 0043FF

Thailand 880000 887FFF

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COUNTRY ADDRESS BLOCK

Non-contracting states

Yugoslavia 4C0000 4C7FFF

Other allocations

ICAO (1) F00000 F07FFF

ICAO (2) 899000 8993FF

ICAO (2) F09000 F093FF

NOTE: (1) ICAO or the designate administers this block for assigning temporary aircraft addresses
i f a n d w h e n a n i m m e d i a t e a c t i o n i s t o b e t a k e n t o a v o i d t h e a s s i g n m e n t o f a n u n a u t h o r i ze d
24-bit aircraft address.
The temporary address is intended to be relinquished as soon as practicable when the 24-
bit aircraft address is assigned by a Stat of Registry or common mark registering authority
in conformance with the provisions in 4, 5 and 6 of the ICAO Annex 10 Vol. III.
T h e S t a t e co n ce r n e d i s t h e n e xp e ct e d t o i n f o r m I C A O o r t h e d e si g n a t e r e g a r d i n g t h e
release of the temporary address.

N O T E : ( 2 ) B l o c k a l l o c a t e d f o r s p e c i a l u se i n t h e i n t e r e st o f f l i g h t sa f e t y.

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INDEX
Abbreviations App. E Environmental Considerations 1-3-1, p 4
AC Power Requirements 1-2-1, p 2 External Cleaning 1-2-1, p 3
ACAS Resolution Advisory BDS 3,0 Ext Squitter
Auto Test 1-2-4, p 13 Airborne Position BDS 0,5
Single Test 1-2-4, p 47 Auto Test 1-2-4, p 10
AIS Subfield Character Set App. B, p 19 Single Test 1-2-4, p 37
Antenna Shield Procedure App. C, p 2 Aircraft Status BDS 6,1
ATC-601 Auto Test 1-2-4, p 12
Mode S Interrogation Formats App. B, p 20 Single Test 1-2-4, p 46
Specific Commands 1-2-5, p 6 Airborne Velocity
ATCRBS BDS 0,9 Part 1
Only All-Call Auto Test 1-2-4, p 11
Auto Test 1-2-4, p 6 Single Test 1-2-4, p 40
Remote Commands 1-2-5, p 8 BDS 0,9 Part 2
Single Test 1-2-4, p 18 Auto Test 1-2-4, p 12
Reply Single Test 1-2-4, p 41
Auto Test 1-2-4, p 6 BDS 0,9 Part 3
Remote Command 1-2-5, p 8 Auto Test 1-2-4, p 12
Single Test 1-2-4, p 17 Single Test 1-2-4, p 42
Auto Test Ident & Category BDS 0,8
Description 1-2-4, p 6 Auto Test 1-2-4, p 11
Direct Connect Procedure 1-2-4, p 13 Single Test 1-2-4, p 39
Over the Air Ground Test Status BDS 0,7
Procedure 1-2-4, p 14 Auto Test 1-2-4, p 12
Over the Air Simulated Altitude Single Test 1-2-4, p 43
Test Procedure 1-2-4, p 14 Surface Position BDS 0,6
Remote Commands 1-2-5, p 9 Auto Test 1-2-4, p 11
Procedures 1-2-5, p 18 Single Test 1-2-4, p 38
Auxiliary Equipment App. C
FAA Requirements 1-2-1, p 2
Battery Flat Antenna 1-2-2, p 5
Charging 1-2-1, p 1 Flight ID BDS 2,0
Operation 1-2-1, p 1 Auto Test 1-2-4, p 9
1-3-1, p 4 Single Test 1-2-4, p 28
Recharging 1-2-1, p 2 Format Definitions App. B, p 4
Bench Operation 1-2-1, p 3 Frequency
Auto Test 1-2-4, p 9
COMM Connector (J10053) Pin-Out Remote Commands 1-2-5, p 9
Table App. A, p 1 Single Test 1-2-4, p 27
Connector Pin-Out Tables App. A, p 1 Front Panel 1-2-2, p 3
Controls, Connectors and Indicators 1-2-2, p 1 Functional Capabilities 1-1-1, p 1
Flat Antenna 1-2-2, p 5 Fuse Ratings 1-2-1, p 2
Front Panel 1-2-2, p 3 Fuse Requirements 1-3-1, p 4
Conversion Table App. D
General Description and Capabilities 1-1-1, p 1
Data Dump General Operating Procedures 1-2-4, p 1
Information 1-2-5, p 16 GICB Cap
Operation 1-2-5, p 1 Common Usage Report BDS 1,7
Description 1-1-1, p 1 Auto Test 1-2-4, p 12
Data Link Capability Report Single Test 1-2-4, p 44
BDS 1,0, Part 1 Specific Services BDS 1,8 to 1,C
Auto Test 1-2-4, p 10 Auto Test 1-2-4, p 12
Single Test 1-2-4, p 33 Single Test 1-2-4, p 45
BDS 1,0, Part 2
Auto Test 1-2-4, p 10 Heading and Speed BDS 6,0
Single Test 1-2-4, p 34 Auto Test 1-2-4, p 10
Diagnostics 1-2-3, p 3 Single Test 1-2-4, p 36
Remote Commands 1-2-5, p 6
Signal Definitions 1-2-3, p 5 Installation 1-2-1, p 1
Direct Connect Procedure 1-2-4, p 13 I/O Connectors App. A, p 1
Diversity Interrogation Formats App. B, p 2
Auto Test 1-2-4, p 10 Interrogations 1-3-1, p 1
Remote Commands 1-2-5, p 9 Invalid Address
Single Test 1-2-4, p 30 Auto Test 1-2-4, p 8
Remote Commands 1-2-5, p 8
Single Test 1-2-4, p 19

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Memory Performance Evaluation 1-2-3, p 1
Operation 1-2-4, p 4 Power Requirements 1-3-1, p 4
Recall Remote Command 1-2-5, p 10 Power Test 1-2-4, p 48
Store Remote Command 1-2-5, p 11 Auto Test 1-2-4, p 6
Mode S Address Table Procedure 1-2-4, p 48
Countries decoded by ATC-601-2 App. F, p 1 Remote Commands 1-2-5, p 10
Expanded List of Countries App. G, p 1 Pulse Characteristics 1-3-1, p 1
Mode S All-Call
Auto Test 1-2-4, p 6 Ramp Testing 1-2-4, p 51
Remote Commands 1-2-5, p 7 Recommended Test Procedures 1-2-5, p 17
Single Test 1-2-4, p 19 Auto Test 1-2-5, p 18
Mode S Message Content App. B, p 1 Other Than Auto Test 1-2-5, p 18
Address/Parity (Field AP) App. B, p 1 Remote Operation 1-2-5, p 1
Surveillance App. B, p 1 ATC-601 Specific Commands 1-2-5, p 6
Data Link Communications App. B, p 1 Diagnostic Commands 1-2-5, p 6
Mode S DELM Display Screens 1-2-5, p 5
Auto Test 1-2-4, p 10 Error Queue Numbers and Messages 1-2-5, p 5
Single Test 1-2-4, p 29 Host Cable Connections 1-2-5, p 2
Mode S UELM Nonspecific Commands 1-2-5, p 4
Auto Test 1-2-4, p 9 Operation 1-2-5, p 1
Single Test 1-2-4, p 28 Setup Commands 1-2-5, p 6
Mode S UF0 Syntax 1-2-5, p 3
Auto Test 1-2-4, p 8 Test Commands 1-2-5, p 7
Remote Commands 1-2-5, p 12 Uplink Data Commands 1-2-5, p 14
Single Test 1-2-4, p 20 Repacking Procedure 1-4-1, p 1
Mode S UF4 Replies 1-3-1, p 3
Auto Test 1-2-4, p 8 Reply Delay
Remote Commands 1-2-5, p 12 Auto Test 1-2-4, p 6
Single Test 1-2-4, p 21 Remote Commands 1-2-5, p 10
Mode S UF5 Single Test 1-2-4, p 16
Auto Test 1-2-4, p 8 Reply Formats (Mode S) App. B, p 3
Remote Commands 1-2-5, p 12 Reply Jitter
Single Test 1-2-4, p 22 Auto Test 1-2-4, p 6
Mode S UF11 Remote Commands 1-2-5, p 10
Auto Test 1-2-4, p 8 Single Test 1-2-4, p 17
Remote Commands 1-2-5, p 13
Single Test 1-2-4, p 23 Safety 1-3-1, p 4
Mode S UF16 Safety Precautions 1-2-1, p 1
Auto Test 1-2-4, p 8 Selected Vert Intent Report
Remote Commands 1-2-5, p 13 BDS 4,0, Part 1
Single Test 1-2-4, p 24 Auto Test 1-2-4, p 10
Mode S UF20 Single Test 1-2-4, p 31
Auto Test 1-2-4, p 8 BDS 4,0, Part 2
Remote Commands 1-2-5, p 13 Auto Test 1-2-4, p 10
Single Test 1-2-4, p 25 Single Test 1-2-4, p 32
Mode S UF21 Self Test 1-2-3, p 1
Auto Test 1-2-4, p 9 Error Code Definitions 1-2-3, p 2
Remote Commands 1-2-5, p 14 Remote Commands 1-2-5, p 11
Single Test 1-2-4, p 26 Setup Menu Screen
Mode Test 1-2-4, p 6 Setup#1 1-2-4, p 2
MTL Difference Setup#2 1-2-4, p 4
Auto Test 1-2-4, p 10 Setup#3 1-2-4, p 4
Remote Commands 1-2-5, p 9 Setup #4 1-2-4, p 5
Single Test 1-2-4, p 30 Shipping 1-4-1, p 1
Multipath Errors 1-2-4, p 50 Signal Formats App. B, p 1
Signal Generator 1-3-1, p 1
Number Systems Conversion App. B, p 20 Single Test 1-2-4, p 15
Definitions 1-2-4, p 16
General Procedure 1-2-4, p 15
Operation 1-2-1, p 1 SLS Level
Over the Air Auto Test 1-2-4, p 6
Ground Test Procedure 1-2-4, p 14 Remote Commands 1-2-5, p 11
Simulated Altitude Test Procedure 1-2-4, p 14 Single Test 1-2-4, p 18
Overview of Format Definitions App. B, p 4 Specifications 1-3-1, p 1
Overview of Mode S Interrogation Battery Operation 1-3-1, p 4
Formats App. B, p 2 Environmental 1-3-1, p 4
Overview of Mode S Reply Formats App. B, p 3 Fuse 1-3-1, p 4

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Specifications (cont)
Power Requirements 1-3-1, p 4
Pulse Characteristics 1-3-1, p 1
Safety 1-3-1, p 4
Signal Generator 1-3-1, p 1
Test Signals 1-3-1, p 1
UUT Measurements 1-3-4, p 3
Specified Fuse Ratings 1-2-1, p 2
Start-Up 1-2-4, p 1
SPR On/Off
Auto Test 1-2-4, p 8
Remote Commands 1-2-5, p 11
Single Test 1-2-4, p 19
Squitter
Auto Test 1-2-4, p 9
Remote Commands 1-2-5, p 11
Single Test 1-2-4, p 27
SRS Subfield Values App. B, p 19
Storage 1-5-1, p 1
Storage Compartment App. C, p 1

TAS Subfield Values App. B, p 19


Test Commands 1-2-5, p 7
Test Operation 1-2-4, p 2
Test Signals 1-3-1, p 1
Track & Turn BDS 5,0
Auto Test 1-2-4, p 10
Single Test 1-2-4, p 35
Tripod App. C, p 2

Uplink Data Commands 1-2-5, p 14


UUT Measurements 1-3-1, p 3

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WARNING:
HIGH VOLTAGE EQUIPMENT
THIS EQUIPMENT CONTAINS CERTAIN CIRCUITS AND/OR COMPONENTS
OF EXTREMELY HIGH VOLTAGE POTENTIALS, CAPABLE OF CAUSING
SERIOUS BODILY INJURY OR DEATH. WHEN PERFORMING ANY OF THE
PROCEDURES CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL, HEED ALL APPLICABLE
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

SAFETY FIRST: TO ALL SERVICE PERSO NNEL


REFER ALL SERVICING OF UNIT TO QUALIFIED TECHNICAL PERSONNEL.
WARNING: USING THIS EQUIPMENT IN A MANNER NOT SPECIFIED BY THE ACCOMPANYING
DOCUMENTATION MAY IMPAIR THE SAFETY PROTECTION PROVIDED BY THE EQUIPMENT.

CASE, COVER OR PANEL REMOVAL


Removing the Chassis Assembly from the Case Assembly exposes the technician to electrical hazards that
can result in electrical shock or equipment damage.
SAFETY IDENTIFICATION IN TECHNICAL MANUAL
This manual uses the following terms to draw attention to possible safety hazards, that may exist when
operating or servicing this equipment.
CAUTION: THIS TERM IDENTIFIES CONDITIONS OR ACTIVITIES THAT, IF IGNORED, CAN RESULT IN
EQUIPMENT OR PROPERTY DAMAGE (E.G., FIRE).

WARNING: THIS TERM IDENTIFIES CONDITIONS OR ACTIVITIES THAT, IF IGNORED, CAN RESULT IN
PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.
SAFETY SYMBOLS IN MANUALS AND ON UNITS

CAUTION: This symbol refers to specific CAUTIONS represented on the unit and clarified in
the text.

AC OR DC TERMINAL: Terminal that may supply or be supplied with ac or dc voltage.

DC TERMINAL: Terminal that may supply or be supplied with dc voltage.

AC TERMINAL: Terminal that may supply or be supplied with ac or alternating voltage.

SWITCH ON/OFF (Push-Push): Power to the device is connected ON or disconnected OFF.

EQUIPMENT GROUNDING PRECAUTION


Improper grounding of equipment can result in electrical shock.

USE OF PROBES

Check specifications for the maximum voltage, current and power ratings of any connector on the Test Set
before connecting it with a probe from a terminal device. Be sure the terminal device performs within these
specifications before using it for measurement, to prevent electrical shock or damage to the equipment.
POWER CORDS

Power cords must not be frayed, broken nor expose bare wiring when operating this equipment.
USE RECOMMENDED FUSES ONLY

Use only fuses specifically recommended for the equipment at the specified current and voltage ratings.
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WARNING: THE ATC-601-2 USES A SEALED-LEAD-BATTERY PACK. THE FOLLOWING WARNINGS


CONCERNING LEAD-ACID BATTERIES MUST BE HEEDED:

O DO NOT RECHARGE OUTSIDE THE ATC-601-2.

O DO NOT CRUSH, INCINERATE OR DISPOSE OF IN NORMAL WASTE.

O DO NOT SHORT CIRCUIT OR FORCE DISCHARGE AS THIS MIGHT CAUSE THE BATTERY
TO VENT, OVERHEAT OR EXPLODE.

CAUTION: INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND SOLID STATE DEVICES SUCH AS MOS FETS, ESPECIALLY
CMOS TYPES, ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO DAMAGE BY ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGES RECEIVED
FROM IMPROPER HANDLING, THE USE OF UNGROUNDED TOOLS AND IMPROPER STORAGE
AND PACKAGING. ANY MAINTENANCE TO THIS UNIT MUST BE PERFORMED WITH THE
FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS:

O BEFORE USE IN A CIRCUIT, KEEP ALL LEADS SHORTED TOGETHER EITHER BY THE USE
OF VENDOR-SUPPLIED SHORTING SPRINGS OR BY INSERTING LEADS INTO A
CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL.

O WHEN REMOVING DEVICES FROM THEIR CONTAINERS, GROUND THE HAND BEING USED
WITH A CONDUCTIVE WRISTBAND.

O TIPS OF SOLDERING IRONS AND/OR ANY TOOLS USED MUST BE GROUNDED.

O DEVICES MUST NEVER BE INSERTED INTO NOR REMOVED FROM CIRCUITS WITH
POWER ON.

O PC BOARDS, WHEN TAKEN OUT OF THE SET, MUST BE LAID ON A GROUNDED


CONDUCTIVE MAT OR STORED IN A CONDUCTIVE STORAGE BAG. REMOVE ANY BUILT-
IN POWER SOURCE, SUCH AS A BATTERY, BEFORE LAYING PC BOARDS ON A
CONDUCTIVE MAT OR STORING IN A CONDUCTIVE BAG.

O PC BOARDS, IF BEING SHIPPED TO THE FACTORY FOR REPAIR, MUST BE PACKAGED IN


A CONDUCTIVE BAG AND PLACED IN A WELL-CUSHIONED SHIPPING CONTAINER.

CAUTION

THIS EQUIPMENT CONTAINS PARTS


SENSITIVE TO DAMAGE
BY ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE (ESD)

CAUTION: SIGNAL GENERATORS CAN BE A SOURCE OF ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE (EMI) TO


COMMUNICATION RECEIVERS. SOME TRANSMITTED SIGNALS CAN CAUSE DISRUPTION
AND INTERFERENCE TO COMMUNICATION SERVICES OUT TO A DISTANCE OF SEVERAL
MILES. USERS OF THIS EQUIPMENT SHOULD SCRUTINIZE ANY OPERATION THAT RESULTS
IN RADIATION OF A SIGNAL (DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY) AND ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH
INSTRUCTIONS IN FAA CIRCULAR AC 170-6C, DATED FEBRUARY 19, 1981.
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ATC-601- 2

FOR QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL ONLY


Refer to Figure 1.

BATTERY REPLACEMENT

STEP PROCEDURE STEP PROCEDURE


1. Verify ATC-601-2 is Off and not 11. Reinsert Chassis Assembly into Case
co n n e c t e d t o a c p o w e r . A s s e m b l y.
2. Remove 12 securing screws and lift 12. Reinstall 12 securing screws.
C h a s s i s A s s e m b l y f r o m C a s e A s s e m b l y.
CAUTION: REPLACING NYLON
3. Pull out battery connector from WASHERS IS
underneath middle of Chassis Assembly RECOMMENDED TO
and disconnect. MAINTAIN WATER
RESISTANCE CAPABILITY
4. R e m o v e t w o P C b o a r d r e t a i n e r scr e w s
WHEN REINSTALLING
from bottom of Chassis Assembly and
CHASSIS ASSEMBLY INTO
remove PC board retainer.
CASE ASSEMBLY.
5. Remove two battery cover screws from
bottom of Chassis Assembly and remove LINE SUPPLY SWITCH
battery cover.
STEP PROCEDURE
6. Pull ejector strap to remove battery from
1. Verify ATC-601-2 is Off and not
Chassis Assembly.
connected to ac power.
WARNING: DISPOSE OF OLD
2. Remove 12 securing screws and lift
BATTERY ACCORDING TO
C h a s s i s A s s e m b l y f r o m C a s e A s s e m b l y.
STANDARD SAFETY
PROCEDURES. 3. Position Chassis Assembly for access to
L i n e S u p p l y S w i t ch .
CAUTION: REPLACE ONLY WITH
THE BATTERY SPECIFIED 4. I f p o w e r so u r ce i s 1 0 0 t o 1 2 0 V A C a t
BY AEROFLEX. DO NOT 6 0 H z, se t L i n e S u p p l y S w i t ch t o 1 1 5 .
ATTEMPT TO INSTALL A I f p o w e r so u r ce i s 2 2 0 t o 2 4 0 V A C a t
NON-RECHARGEABLE 5 0 H z, se t L i n e S u p p l y S w i t ch t o 2 3 0 .
BATTERY.
5. Reinsert Chassis Assembly into Case
7. I n s t a l l n e w b a t t e r y i n f r o n t o f e j e ct o r
A s s e m b l y.
st r a p .
6. Reinstall 12 securing screws.
8. Reinstall battery cover and two battery
c o v e r s c r e w s i n C h a s s i s A s s e m b l y. CAUTION: REPLACING NYLON
WASHERS IS
9. Reinstall PC board retainer and two PC
RECOMMENDED TO
board retainer screws in Chassis
MAINTAIN WATER
Assembly.
RESISTANCE CAPABILITY
1 0 . C o n n e c t b a t t e r y c o n n e c t o r a n d t u ck b a ck WHEN REINSTALLING
underneath middle of Chassis Assembly. CHASSIS ASSEMBLY INTO
CASE ASSEMBLY.

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performance and suitability, none of which shall form part of any
contract. We reserve the right to make design changes without notice.

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