Radar and Surveillance Systems
Radar and surveillance systems are capable of reliably detecting and tracking aircrafts within certain ranges.
At large airports, the radar and surveillance systems consist of different radar systems, a primary and a secondary surveillance radar. The primary surveillance radar, PSR, operates independently and requires no radar return from the target aircraft. The secondary surveillance radar, SSR transmits signals to the aircraft which are returned from the transponder on the aircraft. The SSR can be used as a stand-alone system or integrated with other systems.
A surface movement radar, SMR, detects aircrafts and vehicles on the surface at the airport also during night time and low visibility. It is used as a supplement to visual observations by the air traffic controllers.
Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System, A-SMGCS, is another and complex modular system that consists of four basic functions: surveillance, control, planning/routing and guidance. The system provides the guidance to ensure safe distance between the aircrafts and vehicles at airports with heavy traffic and during all weather conditions.
Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast, ADS–B, is a surveillance technology that enables an aircraft to broadcast its position and identity via satellite navigation. The signal is transmitted and can be received by the air traffic control, but also by other aircrafts which increases the air traffic awareness.
INTERTEC AIRPORT DIVISION supplies, installs and services all equipment in radar and surveillance systems, and we have the expertise to come up with the solution that meets your specific requirements.
Primary radar, PSR
Secondary radar, SSR
Surface movement radar, SMR
Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control System, A-SMGCS
Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast, ADS–B