CNS System - Surveillance

This module is common with the equivalent module from AGCSE Master - AVI13 Surveillance


  • Overview of all the Sensor of Surveillance which are used and spread in ATM context of Surveillance.

  • Analyse the surveillance needs and requirements of the civil aeronautics.

  • Explain the Principals Theory of detection of all the present tools of surveillance in civil aviation.

  • Demonstrate the global integration in a more complete of surveillance ATM/CNS Strategy.

  • Illustrate the evolution that requires the implementation of coordinated facilities with communication and navigation functions.


Engineers and executives.


1. Operational requirements :
  • En route surveillance.

  • Airport and Terminal surveillance .

  • On-board surveillance.

  • Standards Separation.

2. Radar-based surveillance techniques :
  • Primary radar, Airport System Detector Equipment.

  • Conventional Secondary radar (Mode A/C).

  • Secondary Radar (Mode S).

3. Multilateration : LAM-WAM :
  • Principle of Detection.

4. Automatic Dependent Surveillance :
  • ADS-Contract.

  • ADS-Broadcast.

  • ADS-Europe project.

5. Surveillance processing and application :
  • Radar and Surveillance tracking.

  • Surveillance server.

  • Data fusion.

  • ASMGCS concept (Advanced Surface Mouvement Guidance and Control System).

  • STCA concept (Short Term Conflict Alert).

6. European Normalised Digital Format of messages for Surveillance (ASTERIX)
7. European Standard Radar assessments and radar processing asses SACC)
8. Anti collision system :

ACAS : "Airborne Collision Avoidance System".

TAWS : “Terrain Awareness & Warning System”.

ASAS : “Airborne Separation Assurance System".

For information only : 50 hours