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ASDE-XAirport Surface Detection Equipment - X (frequency) band
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Sensis Corporation and its teammate, Raytheon Company, were awarded the ASDE-X first article contract in October 2000 and are currently performing first article acceptance testing to validate system performance.
ASDE-X is the FAA's primary runway incursion detection and alerting system which is now operational in 35 airports for the improvement of runway safety and efficiency.
Along with ASDE-X, runway status lights it will provide an added layer of runway safety," he added.
At larger, busier airports, FAA runway safety systems--Airport Surface Detection Equipment Model X (ASDE-X) and Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS)--"use data from surface movement radar and aircraft transponders to obtain accurate aircraft and vehicle locations, thereby increasing airport surface safety and efficiency," the FAA reminded us in a May 19, 2015, safety alert for operators, or SAFO.
From what I can tell, this isn't quite standby--it seems as if mode S will still respond to ASDE-X ground radar systems.
For the installation of PRM-A at DTW, Sensis' Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) system at the airport was expanded with additional MDS sensors in a Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) configuration.
This new system, Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X), is functionally equivalent to A-SMGCS capabilities currently being deployed in Europe.
The airport diagram and Airport/Facility Directory will note that ASDE-X is in use.
Sensis Corporation announced today that Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is now operating with the company's Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X).