Subject description - AD0M37RLP

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AD0M37RLP Air traffic control
Roles:V Extent of teaching:14+6s
Department:13137 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:  Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:  Credits:4
Tutors:  Semester:Z


Air traffic control service and its function. Air traffic control procedures and utilization of the communication, navigation and radar systems. Requirements on radio equipment. The course applies knowledge from course Navigation. The knowledge is applicable in aerospace industry and air business.

Study targets:

Acquaint of the student with the Air traffic control and the air traffic flow management.

Course outlines:

1. Air transport safety. Air traffic control duties. Aviation standard, ICAO.
2. Air traffic control system components and their classification.
3. VFR, IFR flights, ICAO operational categories.
4. Air traffic service facilities and their locations: TWR, APP, ACC.
5. Information, emergency and search and rescue service.
6. Airways flights. Procedural and radar control, separation.
7. Approach and landing procedures, separation.
8. Overview of radio navigation systems and their application for air traffic control.
9. Radar. Surveillance radar. Airport surveillance radar, Airport taxi radar.
10. Conventional secondary surveillance radar, principles of operation.
11. Secondary surveillance radar in S mode, automatic targets tracking.
12. Airborne anti-collision system TCAS. Airborne radar and its utilization.
13. Doppler navigation system, Air traffic control system organization, Eurocontrol.

Exercises outline:

1. Air situation in FIR Prague
2. Aeronautic communication
3. Aeronautic charts
4. VFR flights
5. IFR flights
6. Instrument approach
7. Precision approach
8. Non precision approach
9. ATC simulators
10. Flight simulators
11. GPS receiver demonstration
12. Excursion to the ACC Prague
13. Reserve


[1] Nolan, M, S: Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control Third Edition. ITP1998.




Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MKKYR4 Aerospace Systems V

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