Mode-S data link
Mode-S is an enhancement of the ATCRBS secondary surveillance radar (SSR) system which adds selective interrogation of individual aircraft, monopulse processing of the replies and a digital data link between the ground station and the aircraft. These features result in greatly improved surveillance accuracy, virtual elimination of synchronous garble of the replies from closely spaced aircraft, and provide a high capacity digital communication link for a wide variety of ground/air/ground messages.