Air Traffic Control/Related Articles
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- Aviation : Technology, operations and economics of aerial flight by human-developed machines
- Radar : (acronym for "radio detection and ranging") A technique used for detecting and tracking targets, navigation, imagery, and special applications.
- Radio : Transmission and reception of information, which can be voice, data or imagery over electromagnetic radiation in free space (i.e., wireless). The information is modulated onto a carrier wave
- Air route traffic control center : Add brief definition or description
- Control tower (aviation) : Add brief definition or description
- Instrument Landing System : Add brief definition or description
- Terminal approach control : Add brief definition or description
- Transponder : A device, used in navigation, air traffic control, Safety of Life at Sea, and military operations (e.g., Identification-friend-or-foe which, when interrogated by an appropriate radio or radar signal, replies with its identification and other relevant navigation data
- Pilot license : Add brief definition or description
- Radar altimeter : Altimeter which calculates altitudes, by sending a radio signal straight down from an aircraft and to measure its total time of travel to the surface and back to the aircraft.
- Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System : A self-organizing (i.e., not dependent on central controllers) system of computers and radios, installed in aircraft, which become aware of nearby airplanes and both warn of potential collisions and give each airplane an appropriate evasive maneuver
- Very-High-Frequency Omnidirectional Range : Add brief definition or description
- Global Navigation Satellite System : A system which allows small electronic devices to determine their location (Longitude, Latitude, and Altitude) as well as time with an accuracy of up to a few centimetres using time signals transmitted along a line of sight by radio from satellites.
- Search and rescue : The location of those in distress from natural, accidental, or hostile causes; on-scene medical stabilization and extrication; evacuation to treatment or other safe facilities
- Ground Controlled Approach : Aircraft landing guidance based on using radar images in adverse weather conditions.