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Such security services are only applicable within
designated areas. ATC security services do not
include ATC basic radar services or flight following.
ATC SECURITY SERVICES POSITION - The
position responsible for providing ATC security
services as defined. This position does not provide
ATC, IFR separation, or VFR flight following
services, but is responsible for providing security
services in an area comprising airspace assigned to
one or more ATC operating sectors. This position
may be combined with control positions.
ATC SECURITY TRACKING- The continuous
tracking of aircraft movement by an ATC facility in
support of the DHS, the DOD, or other security
elements for national security using radar (i.e., radar
tracking) or other means (e.g., manual tracking)
without providing basic radar services (including
traffic advisories) or other ATC services not defined
in this section.
ATC SURVEILLANCE SOURCE– Used by ATC
for establishing identification, control and separation
using a target depicted on an air traffic control
facility's video display that has met the relevant
safety standards for operational use and received
from one, or a combination, of the following
a. Radar (See RADAR)
b. ADS-B (See AUTOMATIC DEPENDENT
c. WAM (See WIDE AREA MULTILATERATION)
(See ICAO term RADAR.)
(Refer to AIM.)
(See ATC ASSIGNED AIRSPACE.)
(See AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM
(See ALONG-TRACK DISTANCE.)
(See AUTOMATIC TERMINAL INFORMATION
(See ICAO Term AUTOMATIC TERMINAL
ATS ROUTE [ICAO]- A specified route designed for
channeling the flow of traffic as necessary for the
provision of air traffic services.
Note: The term "ATS Route" is used to mean vari-
ously, airway, advisory route, controlled or
uncontrolled route, arrival or departure, etc.
ATTENTION ALL USERS PAGE (AAUP)- The
AAUP provides the pilot with additional information
relative to conducting a specific operation, for
example, PRM approaches and RNAV departures.
AUTOLAND APPROACH-An autoland system
aids by providing control of aircraft systems during
a precision instrument approach to at least decision
altitude and possibly all the way to touchdown, as
well as in some cases, through the landing rollout.
The autoland system is a sub-system of the autopilot
system from which control surface management
occurs. The aircraft autopilot sends instructions to the
autoland system and monitors the autoland system
performance and integrity during its execution.
AUTOMATED INFORMATION TRANSFER- A
precoordinated process, specifically defined in
facility directives, during which a transfer of altitude
control and/or radar identification is accomplished
without verbal coordination between controllers
using information communicated in a full data block.
AUTOMATED MUTUAL-ASSISTANCE VESSEL
RESCUE SYSTEM- A facility which can deliver, in
a matter of minutes, a surface picture (SURPIC) of
vessels in the area of a potential or actual search and
rescue incident, including their predicted positions
and their characteristics.
(See FAAO JO 7110.65, Para 10-6-4, INFLIGHT
AUTOMATED PROBLEM DETECTION (APD)-
An Automation Processing capability that compares
trajectories in order to predict conflicts.
AUTOMATED PROBLEM DETECTION
BOUNDARY (APB)- The adapted distance beyond
a facilities boundary defining the airspace within
which EDST performs conflict detection.
(See EN ROUTE DECISION SUPPORT TOOL.)