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ICAO 10057: How to choose the right ATC training infrastructure for ATSEP (ACC, APP, TWR)

Competency-based training for Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel is challenging. Trainees need an operating replication of a real ATC environment including AIS, Meteorology, Communication (voice and data), navigation, surveillance, data processing and automation, system monitoring and cyber security infrastructure. This article suggests and approach of how to proceed.

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Radar Waves and Sonar Waves

Most people have heard of the term “radar waves” and are familiar with the idea that radio waves use radar to somehow “detect an object” that is out in the distance or out in an area somewhere.

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What is ATSEP in Air Traffic Control according to ICAO and EASA and what their expectations

The acronym ATSEP refers to Air Traffic Safety Electronic Personnel. This select group of technical specialists provide and support the electronics and the software used to operate and allow air traffic safety (ATS) systems. This includes communications, navigation and surveillance and air traffic management systems (CNS/ATM). The ATSEP group is comprised of technicians, engineers and computer software and hardware specialists.

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Radar Technology - a short history

Radar technology is the spine of Air Traffic Control. But its success story is far from saturated. During the last 10 years radar started entering automotive technology, manufacturing and even e-health. This article gives a brief history of radar technology, from the first steps around Heinrich Hertz until now. 

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Animated Explanation of the Radar Principle

The principle of a radar system consists of emitting a wave and receiving the reflected wave that was reflected by an object (target).

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Air Traffic Control Training: What is ACC, APP, TWR, GND & SMGCS and How is it Trained in an Aerodrome Simulator

Exposure to common and not so common operational situations are a key component of air traffic control training. This is accomplished using highly-advanced simulators that create conditions for not only normal day-to-day operations that air traffic controllers are exposed to but also emergency and failure situations that they might not encounter often in real traffic.

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ATCO Training and Training Equipment in Air Traffic Control

This article discusses what an ATCO is and what training and training equipment is required to be licenced for international air traffic control.

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