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  • 13-2-1. DESCRIPTION

    1. The ATOP ATC System is utilized in designated en route/oceanic airspace. ATOP includes both surveillance and flight data processing, which provides the controllers with automated decision support tools to establish, monitor and maintain separation between aircraft, and aircraft to airspace and terrain.
    2. ATOP capabilities include:
      1. MEARTS based radar surveillance processing.
      2. Conflict Prediction and Reporting.
      3. Automatic Dependent Surveillance- Broadcast (ADS-B).
      4. Automatic Dependent Surveillance- Contract (ADS-C).
      5. Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC).
      6. ATS Interfacility Data Communications (AIDC).
      7. Additional Decision Support Tools used primarily for situational awareness.
      8. Electronic Flight Data including Electronic Flight Strips.
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