• SJU reference # PJ.14-W2-84e /Release 10
  • Stakeholders
    ANSP
    AO
    AU
    NM
  • Benefits Cost-efficiency
  • Status In the pipeline

UPDATED SURVEILLANCE MONITORING TOOLS LOWER COSTS

This Solution was formerly part of PJ.14-04-01-W1

Surveillance plays a crucial role in ensuring airspace safety, security, capacity and efficiency. To ensure the detection of possible degradation trends early in the process, surveillance sensors are monitored on a regular basis to verify sensor performance figures. As surveillance sensor technologies and corresponding standards evolve, performance monitoring tools need to be aligned. Based on these new surveillance standards which are enabling a performance-based surveillance (PBS), this SESAR solution is working on detailed assessment methods to establish a baseline for performance assessment for the cooperative sensors: wide area multilateration (WAM), airport multilateration (MLAT) and ADS-B.

This candidate solution aims to harmonise the tools used for surveillance performance monitoring (SPM) and to align them with existing and developing surveillance standards (e.g. EUROCAE ED129- ADS-B, ED142- WAM, ED117- MLAT). The research builds on the detailed assessment methods and tools already developed in SESAR 2020 (wave 1) and adapts the specifications to take into account emerging performance-based surveillance standards.

The candidate solution will contribute to cost efficiency through harmonised SPM tools amongst the larger user community, resulting in economies of scale. The near real-time performance monitoring also helps to reduce cost and raise efficiency due to early detection of performance degradations and the activation of appropriate procedures.

BENEFITS

Improved cost efficiency 

Increased interoperability

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