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Cybersecurity & Air Traffic Control : Revisiting Techniques Used in Cyber-Attacks and Cyber-Defense

The world of Air Traffic Control and the ATSEP have not always been focused on the latest techniques and trends used for cyber attacks and defense. In the past, this competence was not part of the ATSEP's required core qualifications. Recent developments and attacks on public infrastructures however raised awareness significantly. 

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Preventing Cyber Attacks in Modern Aviation & Air Traffic Control: an Overview

As our world becomes increasingly and irreversibly connected, Cyber Security is a rising concern in every industry. Modernity has a price: cyberattacks. Everybody has heard about the exploits of criminal hackers against online banking or websites - stealing money or data (Cybercrime/Cyber-activism) - but new sectors are now actively targeted, even sometimes by the so-called ‘state-sponsored attackers’.

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Cyber Security in ATC - Lessons Learnt from Gartner's 2021 Cybersecurity Trend Report and its Implications on ATSEP Training

Gartner's 2021 report on cyber security was published just now. And it shows important trends in cybersecurity. This article discusses the implications for ATC cybersecurity and ATSEP qualification and training needs in particular.

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NextGen Pulse Training Radar & FreeScopes 7 - Beautiful Images in the PPI & a Thrilling Technology (Video)

We walked in front of a rotating radar. Look at the impressive images and the toolset for education in ATSEP, vocational qualification and university education.

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Why is the FFT Plot of a pulsed-Doppler radar mirrored? (Video)

When it comes to radar, the FFT (Fast-Fourier Transform) is used to convert time domain signals into frequencies. An example of its use is for converting the dual channels of a pulse-Doppler radar from time domain into range-Doppler data.

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A Cyber-Security Training Solution for ATSEP in Air Traffic Management

This article provides a reference setup of an ATSEP cybersecurity infrastructure, based on SkyRadar's ATSEP Cybersecurity Training Module. The main goal is to familiarize students with the most dangerous type of possible attacks, and teach possible countermeasures.

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Understanding Radar Antenna Beams, Half Power Beam Width (HPBW) and First Null Beam Width (FNBW)

Everyone knows what an antenna is when they see one and many people generally understand its purpose. But beyond that the science of wireless communication is often left to IT specialists and engineers. It helps to tell yourself circular graphs aren't really that overwhelming. Here are the basics for a more technical understanding of antenna beams and how they work.

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Windowing Functions in Radar Technology

Windowing (also known as weighting) functions are used to combat spectral leakage from digital signal processing. This article explains how they are applied in radar technology.

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ATSEP Education in ATM Cyber Security

New ATM system generations will be more open and flexible, making them a target for cyber attacks and terrorism. This article discusses solutions for ATSEP basic and on-the-job education on cyber-security.

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