EUROCONTROL Training Zone

Introduction to Sensor Evaluations with SASS-C [SUR-VERIF-INTRO]

Classroom Course
This is a SASS-C course, based on the latest SASS-C version. Surveillance Analysis Support System for Centre (SASS-C) is a LINUX-based software product developed by EUROCONTROL to enable the performance of the various elements of the surveillance chain to be measured, particularly those supporting air traffic services in en-route airspace. SASS-C offers a way to evaluate the performance of the surveillance infrastructure, at either sensor or tracker level. As such, the tool plays a key role in evaluations in support of related SES regulations.
This introductory course provides general knowledge and the basic skills related to the SASS-C tool. Course participants will gain an overview of the uses and benefits of performing plot and track analysis.
The course is designed to teach skills in the use of SASS-C, and utilises both theoretical and practical training sessions. Practical training sessions use an individual PC running the latest SASS-C version. A standard dataset is available for practical training sessions, but participants are welcome to bring their own dataset with them.
The course also provides an overview of the current use of the SASS-C tool and its likely future role within the Single European Sky context.
Prerequisites
A knowledge of sensors used in current surveillance systems is essential in order to fully understand this course.
Important Note
This course is about the latest SASS-C release (currently V8). It was previously named SUR-SASSC-V7-INTRO. In the same week and directly after this course SUR-PREDICT course is delivered, explaining CAPT in more detail.
Objectives
After completing the course, participants will be able to:
- state the capabilities of the SASS-C software tool;
- describe the principal steps involved in conducting a SASS-C
  evaluation;
- perform simple evaluations using the SASS-C V7 analysis tool
Audience
This course is designed for engineers and technicians involved in surveillance sensor evaluation. It may also be of interest to managers and operational staff involved in sensor evaluation.
Certificate awarded
All candidates will receive a certificate of attendance.
More information
Course timetable
Price
No fee applies for course participants from Member States’ competent authorities and certified organisations. The training cost is sponsored by the EUROCONTROL Work Programme.
The price per course participant from other organisations or individuals is 900 EUR.
Terms and Conditions
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Location
IANS - EUROCONTROL Institute of Air Navigation Services, Luxembourg
  • Jan BRUTSAERT
    Jan BRUTSAERT
    ATM TRAINING EXPERT
    EUROCONTROL
  • Malcolm MACLEAN
    Malcolm MACLEAN
    Radar Engineer
    NATS