BEST Radar

BEST Radar simulation systems are suitable for all types of area and approach training. A number of surveillance display types are available that vary in complexity from the basic primary display through to the advanced display which supports Flight Data Processing (FDP) and the associated OLDI messaging between sectors, flight coordination and handover procedures. The ATS displays can be split into five types:

In addition to the five ATS display types, the BEST system can be deployed to stimulate operational displays including radar workstations data displays and tower instruments. Micro Nav has a proven record of developing specific external interfaces for use with the attached operational system. Interfaces have been developed for wide range of radar data types.

Standard Surveillance Displays

These displays are populated with the data derived from the BEST ATG (air traffic generator). The controller has a full range of tools by which he/she can manipulate the flights displayed and the display itself. Target symbols indicate the type of radar cover that the flight is under, and auxiliary displays can be selected that are focused on a region or track a selected flight.

Advanced Surveillance Displays

These displays are populated with the data derived from the BEST ATG (air traffic generator) and the flights can be correlated with the data held in the FDP (flight data processing) database. These displays support coordination between the main FIR and adjacent FIRS as well as flight handover procedures. They can present information lists such as departing flights, arrival flights and flights in conflict. These displays can support medium-term conflict detection (MTCD), minimum safe altitude warnings (MSAW), area proximity warnings (APW) and short-term collision alerts (STCA). They also provide all the other features present in the ATG displays.


Primary displays show target returns against a background of selected map layers. Display range, brightness and active radar sites can be configured.


The Precision Approach Radar displays show the aircraft position relative to the final approach track and the glide slope. Both elevation and azimuth displays are provided. A control panel is present for both which allows the user to set the following: display range, upper and lower beam angles, azimuth and elevation antenna direction, glide slope angle, target format, range and angle markers, upper and lower safety angles, decision height, and ground and weather clutter.

Approach Management 

This display type presents a surveillance display and additional glide slope and localiser displays. It supports the approach funnel deviation alert system (AFDAS) and generates audible and visual alerts when the defined AFDAS boundaries are breached by an approaching aircraft.