Accuracy of flight tracking


In your documentation, you specify that each update (TrackStruct) for GetHistoricalTrack contains an attribute stating the update type of the update. It can be
(TP=projected, TO=oceanic, TZ=radar, TA=broadcast).

My question is:

  • What is the accuracy of each update type?

If it is possible I would like to know the average and the standard deviation / variance.

We do not have any metrics that could be used to precisely determine that. However, you can probably make the rough assumption that the positional accuracy will vary from worse to best in that order (TP, TO, TZ, TA).