The Aircraft Reply and Interference Environment Simulator (ARIES) volume 3: programmer's manual
March 22, 1979
The Aircraft Reply and Interference Environment Simulator (ARIES) makes possible the performance assessment of a Discrete Address Beacon System (DABS) sensor under its specified maximum aircraft load. To do this ARIES operates upon a taped traffic model to generate simulated aircraft replies and fruit, feeding them to the sensor at RF. Support documentation for ARIES, of which this is the second volume, consists of: Volume 1: Principles of Operation Volume 2: Appendices to the Principles of Operation Volume 3: Programmer's Manual The ARIES Programmer's Manual describes the operation, signal formats and protocols of the Lincoln Laboratory built input/output devices controlled by the Eclipse computer. The descriptions are primarily concerned with the logic of the interface boards that reside in the computer chassis and the formats of the words transferred to and from the computer. The logic of the devices themselves is described only to the extent necessary to understand the interface protocols and data formats.