Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS-B)

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Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) is an air traffic surveillance technology that enables aircraft to be accurately tracked by air traffic controllers and other pilots without the need for conventional radar. While the initial application of ADS-B is to provide high quality surveillance for air traffic control, it also facilitates a number of advanced air-to-air applications that will in future significantly improve safety and performance of aircraft operations.
The technology delivers both environmental and economic benefits through:

  • improved aircraft access to preferred routes and levels,
  • more efficient diversions around restricted areas and weather and,
  • Increased accuracy of navigation.

In addition to delivering radar like surveillance at a fraction of the cost of radar, it also offers considerable safety improvements through:

  • rapid and targeted search and rescue response,
  • reduced collision risks around regional aerodromes, and
  • Improved ATC and pilot situational awareness.

Other ADS-B safety and operational benefits include:

  • Positive ATC identification while within ADS-B coverage
  • No requirement for position reporting while identified
  • Identified aircraft receive priority over non-identified aircraft
  • Route and altitude conformance monitoring
  • ATC safety net alerting functions (e.g. short term conflict alert and dangerous area infringement warning)

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