To support increased traffic volumes on already congested air routes, reduced vertical separation minima (RVSM) are being introduced globally, increasing demands on the accuracy of aircraft avionics that report altitude.
RVSM is focused on reducing vertical separation minimums from 2000 ft to 1000 ft between FL 290 and FL 410. Height Monitoring Units, necessary to verify the Minimum Aircraft System Performance Specification (MASPS) of aircrafts, are found beneath the Upper Air Route (UAR) to ensure that aircraft maintain requested flight levels.
ERA's multilateration technologies have been proven to provide the measuring element of a height monitoring unit. Due to its extreme accuracy and reliability, MSS by ERA is able to precisely measure aircraft altitudes in a given UAR through its Total vertical error Measurement Unit (TMU).
In 1998, ERA was selected by EUROCONTROL to deliver Height Measuring Element (HME) within the Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) program. The system was delivered and installed at Linz, Austria, as a part of the HMU system for the EUROCONTROL RVSM program and has been operational since May 2000.
Szczecin, Poland May 13 to 17, 2013 Specialists’ meeting and a business meeting of SET (Sensors and Electronics Technology) Panel of the NATO Science and Technology Organisation (STO) took place in Baltic Barracks in Szczecin. The live demonstrations of Passive Coherent Locators (PCL) accompanied the meeting: ERA`s Silent Guard, PCL CASSIDIAN (Germany) and PaRaDe Politechnika Warszawska (Poland).
Pardubice, May 14th, 2013 ERA has recently been developing a Multistatic Primary Surveillance Radar (MSPSR) passive known also as a Passive Coherent Location system (PCL). The newest, mobile version of this technology for air to ground surveillance will be introduced to the general public for the 1st time at the IDET Exhibition 2013 in Brno.
Czech TV News, April 27th, 2013 Czech Public Television broadcasted the report on ERA`s PCL system demonstrator called Silent Guard in primetime of Saturday night. PCL demonstrator is another significant milestone in MSPSR project developing in the company.
Brno April 17th, 2013 In the mid April ERA Company traditionally became a partner of the conference PVO 2013 in Brno. The event was organized by the Department of Air Defence Systems in the club of Faculty of Military Technology of University of Defence in Brno.