Methodology of Interference Analysis Between TACAN/DME Beacons and Ground-based Link-16 Terminals

TACAN/DME 비콘과 Link-16 지상국 간의 간섭분석 방법

Suh, Kyoung-Whoan

  • Received : 2016.02.05
  • Accepted : 2016.02.26
  • Published : 2016.02.28


In this paper, the method of interference analysis and its simulation have been suggested for the frequency sharing between aeronautical radio navigation systems and Link-16 platforms. In order to get the criteria for interoperability, the algorithm of interference analysis and protection ratio are derived to assure frequency sharing. Also the receiving power of wireless system has been illustrated with the help of radio propagation model of ITU-R Rec. P.1546 in VHF-UHF band. Finally the required receiving power or separation distance between DME/TACAN beacons and Link-16 ground station terminals has been considered based on system link budget in terms of evaluating interoperability as well as actual applications. As a result, if the suggested interference analysis and test set-up are applied to the field trial, it will lead to easy means to make a decision on interoperability over the existing incumbent systems.


Frequency interference;Link-16;Minimum coupling loss;Protection ratio;TACAN/DME


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