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Investigating ADS-B MOPS Compliance using Open Data

Abstract The introduction of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) in Aviation as mandated in the US and in Europe rests on the (at least theoretical) benefits of the switch of paradigm in ATC surveillance from (continuously) active interrogation of aircraft positions by primary radars to (almost always) automatic broadcast of data by the aircraft. The cost/benefit analysis in favour of this shift weights on the 1) higher frequency and precision of the aircraft information (position, speed, .