ATSEP QUALIFICATION, DAT-DP
Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel
Course aim The course is designed to impart domain related knowledge and skills appropriate to the Data Processing (DAT-DP) qualification.
Course objectives After completion of the course, participants have:
- Knowledge and understanding of the subjects described below in accordance with the EASA ANNEX XIII - Part-PERS requirements for service providers concerning personnel training and competence assessment Subpart A - Air Traffic Safety Electronic Personnel.
- Knowledge and understanding of the importance of teamwork.
Course overview The duration of the course is seven days. The competency-based training consists of theoretical lessons delivered by professional international instructors. The theory consists of individual topics covering various aspects of operating and maintaining DAT equipment.
Prerequisites To become a qualified ATSEP, you need to complete the ATSEP Basic course, the ATSEP Shared course, and at least one ATSEP Qualification course. This Initial Training can be completed in two different orders:
ATSEP Basic > ATSEP Shared > ATSEP Qualification, or
ATSEP Basic > ATSEP Qualification > ATSEP Shared
This means that the only prerequisite for starting this Qualification course is to have completed the ATSEP Basic course. However, to become a qualified ATSEP you will need to either complete an ATSEP Shared course before taking the Qualification course, or complete an ATSEP Shared course after you completed the Qualification course.
Compliance with regulations The course is compliant with Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 Annex XIII, subpart A.
Content in brief
Functional Safety (DAT-FSA) FUNCTIONAL SAFETY
Describe, appreciate and explain functional safety, software integrity and security.
State the role of ATSEP in safety management routines.
Data Processing Systems (DAT-DPS) USER REQUIREMENTS
Explain, describe and state controller requirements, trajectories, prediction and calculation, ground safety nets, decision support.
Explain, describe, define and differentiate data processing systems, flight data processing dystems, surveillance processing systems.
Process (DAT-PRO) SOFTWARE PROCESS
Describe, define explain middleware, operating systems, configuration control, software development process.
Explain, describe and identify equipment upgrade, COTS, interdependence, maintainability.
Explain different methodologies for testing system of system, application software, adaptation data.
Data (DAT-DAT) DATA ESSENTIAL FEATURES
Explain, state data significance, data configuration control, data standards.
ATM DATA – DETAILED STRUCTURE
Describe, state, explain, define systems area, characteristic points, aircraft performances, screen manager, auto-coordination messages, configuration control data, physical configuration data, relevant meteo data, alert and error messages to ATSEP, alert and error messages to ATCO.
From qualification COM-Data INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKS
Explain, describe, define and analyse types, networks, external network services, measuring tools.
Explain, describe, define and analyse fundamental theory, general protocols.
Explain, describe, define and analyse national networks.
From qualification SUR Primary (SUR-SSR) ATC SURVEILLANCE
Use of PSR for ATS.
From qualification SUR - Secondary (SUR-SSR) SSR AND MSSR
Use of SSR for ATS.
Introduction to Mode S.
From qualification SUR-HMI HMI
Explain, describe, define and analyse ATCO HMI, ATSEP HMI, system displays.
From qualification SUR - Surveillance Data SURVEILLANCE DATA
Technology and protocols.