ATSEP Data Processing [ATSEP-DAT]

Classroom Course
This module provides a basic foundation of knowledge and understanding of the principles used in data processing and explains their use in current and future ATM operations. It describes flight plan processing functions and the possibilities offered by a state-of-the-art flight data processing system, through the presentation of both core and advanced functions which make possible the safe, efficient and environmentally-friendly management of air traffic. The module goes on to describe the functions related to surveillance data processing. In addition to classical surveillance techniques, there is a strong emphasis on the most recent techniques, such as Mode S, ADS-B and multilateration. The module describes how these are integrated and processed in the various functional blocks along the surveillance chain. The module also contains a description of the controller support tools which are expected to be implemented in the near future to improve safety and increase the capacity of the ATM system. Primary data sources, their working principles and data transport are addressed in the ATSEP- GEN, COM and SUR courses.
The successfully completion of the syllabus of an ATSEP-GEN, a COM and a SUR course, held in the EUROCONTROL Institute of Training or elsewhere is an absolute pre-requisite before attempting this course.
Important Note
Please note that this course is held locally upon request at the location of your choice. If you are interested, please contact us at
After completing the course, participants will have covered the Basic Training objectives of the EUROCONTROL Specification for Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel Common Core Content Initial Training Edition 1.0, dated 27.8.2009, for the subject Data Processing (DAT).
This course is designed for those wishing to follow a career which involves technical safety related tasks in ATM and those seeking to complete a part of the minimum training requirement for ATSEP Basic training.
Certificate awarded
Candidates passing the examination will receive a certificate of accomplishment. Other candidates will receive a certificate of attendance.
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.
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