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ADS-B-Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B)

Short (Certificate) Courses for Pilots-in-Service

Min. Academic & Professional Level

Intermediate & PPL,CPL, ATPL Holders & Flight Instructors

Course Designed for:

PPL,CPL, ATPL Holders, Airlines & GA Pilot-in-Service, Flight Instructors of Flying Clubs & Flight Simulators

An Overview:

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is a technology used in aviation to enhance the surveillance and tracking of aircraft.
It’s a key component of the modernization of air traffic control systems. ADS-B allows aircraft to determine their position via satellite navigation and periodically broadcast this information, along with other data, to ground stations and other nearby aircraft. This data can then be used for air traffic control, collision avoidance, and various other applications.

Short Course Modules:

Module 1: Introduction to ADS-B

  1. Overview of the course content.
  2. Understanding the concept and significance of ADS-B.
  3. Historical development and evolution of ADS-B.
  4. Importance of ADS-B in modern aviation.

Module 2: ADS-B Technology and Components

  1. Basic components of ADS-B systems.
  2. ADS-B Out and ADS-B In functions.
  3. Data link and GPS integration.
  4. Antennas, transponders, and avionics.

Module 3: ADS-B Data and Message Formats

  1. Types of ADS-B messages (1090ES, UAT).
  2. Data elements included in ADS-B messages.
  3. Message formats and protocols.
  4. Surveillance accuracy and integrity.

Module 4: ADS-B Coverage and Ground Stations

  1. Ground-based ADS-B infrastructure.
  2. Coverage areas and surveillance limitations.
  3. Global adoption and regional differences.
  4. ADS-B ground station deployment.

Module 5: ADS-B Applications and Benefits

  1. Surveillance and tracking applications.
  2. Collision avoidance and safety enhancements.
  3. Benefits for pilots, air traffic controllers, and airlines.
  4. Real-time weather and traffic information.

Module 6: ADS-B Regulations and Compliance

  1. International and national ADS-B regulations.
  2. Equipage mandates and compliance deadlines.
  3. Certification requirements for ADS-B equipment.
  4. Non-compliance penalties and implications.

Module 7: ADS-B Integration and Installation

  1. Retrofitting and upgrading aircraft for ADS-B.
  2. Installation considerations and challenges.
  3. ADS-B equipment testing and validation.
  4. Cost and time implications of integration.

Module 8: ADS-B Data Privacy and Security

  1. Data protection and privacy concerns.
  2. Cybersecurity measures for ADS-B systems.
  3. Threats and vulnerabilities in ADS-B networks.
  4. Secure data sharing protocols.

Module 9: Future Developments and Evolving Standards

  1. Emerging technologies in ADS-B.
  2. Next-generation ADS-B systems.
  3. Harmonization of global ADS-B standards.
  4. Research and development in ADS-B.

Module 10: Implementation and Best Practices

  1. Successful ADS-B implementation case studies.
  2. Best practices for optimizing ADS-B performance.
  3. Training and proficiency for ADS-B users.
  4. Continuous improvement and future outlook.