During this manoeuvre its Secondary Surveillance Radar which automatically broadcasts the aircraft's height was switched off, though it was on before and after the incident.
What does SSR stand for?
SSR stands for Secondary Surveillance Radar
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- School Science Review (UK journal of the Association for Science Education)
- Scientists for Social Responsibility (UK)
- Scottish Society of Rehabilitation
- Screen Space Reflections
- Search and Rescue Region
- Search Space Reduction
- Secondary School Report (college application form)
- Secondary Sex Ratio (births ratio)
- Secondary State Road/Route
- Secondary Supply Route
Samples in periodicals archive:
At Edinburgh, Scotland's busiest airport, Saab Sensis WAM is replacing Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar.
IFF systems, so-called secondary surveillance radars (SSR), precisely collect data such as origin, course, speed etc.
Amongst them Yemenia's, Yemen's national carrier, purchase of 10 A320 planes from Airbus, Bahrain's purchase of nine Blackhawk-M helicopters from US manufacturer, Sikorsky, Gulf Air's preliminary agreement to lease two Embraer 170 jets, Selex's award of $15 million contract by the Bahrain Civil Aviation Authority for primary surveillance radar and two Mode-S secondary surveillance radars at the Bahrain International Airport, Bahrain's talks to purchase two airbus planes and Boeing's announcement to deliver 1,700 aircraft in the next 20 years to the Middle East.
By means of a transponder, aircraft taking off and landing at Coventry are shown on the secondary surveillance radar at Birmingham Airport, so its air traffic controllers know that these aircraft are Coventry's.
ASDE-X Multi-Sensor Data Processor--Sensor Fusion Combining Multilateration and Surface Movement Radar does for ground controllers what secondary surveillance radar did for primary radar in the 1950s--it provides positive identification of targets, significantly reduce the number of false targets and greatly increase airport capacity while, at the same time, improving safety.
The TPS-77 radar is composed of a three dimensional L-Band primary surveillance radar and a monopoles secondary surveillance radar.