Consultation - Draft EUROCONTROL Specification for European Mode S Station (EMS)

As required by the EUROCONTROL Regulatory and Advisory Framework (ERAF), this draft specification is now being submitted to formal stakeholder consultation until 16 April 2021 using the mechanisms of the EUROCONTROL Standards Development Process.

The formal consultation enables all states, stakeholders and interested parties to express their formal views on the draft EUROCONTROL Specification.

The draft fourth edition of the EUROCONTROL Specification for European Mode S Station applies to Mode S ground stations used for Surveillance functions. The station detailed in this document provides Elementary and Enhanced Surveillance Services to ATC through use of Mode S Specific Services, particularly Ground Initiated Comm-B and Mode S Comm-B Broadcast, and Mode S Extended Squitters (ADS-B). This draft edition also includes new functions to decrease the Mode S interrogations and to optimize the use of the 1030/1090 MHz frequency band.

The draft Specification submitted to consultation can be found below. The submission of responses and comments to this consultation is solely supported by the Standards Development Consultation Online Platform.

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Consultation - Draft EUROCONTROL Specification for European Mode S Station (EMS)