Radar Beacon Transponder (RBX) installation and siting criteria
March 13, 1981
The Radar BEacon Transponder (RBX) is a ground-based facility used in conjunction with other elements of the Active Beacon Collision Avoidance System (BCAS) to control the threat detection sensitivity level of BCAS aircraft and to convey displayed Resolution Advisories from the BCAS aircraft to the local ATC terminal facility. This paper describes the mechanisms of specular multipath reflection and signal shadowing and discussed their impact on the RBX link power budget. Criteria for choice of RBX antenna height and location are presented.