mode S data link

mode S data link

An addition to air traffic control radar beacon system (ATCRBS) transponders that permits direct, automatic exchange of digitally encoded information between the ground controller and individual aircraft.
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What you will learn: the functionality of the ICAO ATC data link applications; air-ground communications using the ATN Internet; ACARS and how it is being replaced by VDL Mode 2 for both AOC and ATC applications; the basic functionality of each of the four VDL Modes, the ICAO Aeronautical Satellite Communications System (AMSS), the HF data link and the Mode S data link; products and services that are available and being developed.