• SJU reference # PJ.14-04-03 /Release 2019
  • Stakeholders
  • Benefits Cost-efficiency
    Operational efficiency
  • Status In the pipeline

Technological advances in cooperative and non- cooperative surveillance systems are opening up opportunities to deliver a broader range of services, and to operate within a wider range of environments. Non-cooperative surveillance systems will always be needed for contingency and security purposes, however cooperative surveillance offers cost-efficient and increasingly versatile ways to deliver airspace and airport surveillance. SESAR is looking at how to add new capabilities - such as security screening - to cooperative and non-cooperative surveillance systems including multi-sensor trackers, and ADS-B and WAM systems. The work additionally covers the evolution of ADS-B datalink, the exchange of data between sensors, and the use of composite surveillance to improve sensor ambiguity resolution performance.
Composite surveillance in particular has the potential to lower the cost of implementation, and to deliver appropriate levels of performance; for example to meet the needs of regional airports or remote tower environments. By combing sources of sensor data, at sensor level or on a display, surveillance data becomes more robust and secure. Among focus areas, SESAR is looking at non-cybersecurity aspects resulting from radio frequency signals, where monitoring and alarm systems are key performance areas. The security aspects will also help to remove barriers to entry for ADS-B.

SJU references: #PJ.14-04-03/Wave 2


  • Enhanced safety, security resiliency
  • Interoperability
  • Increased cost efficiency