As airports become busier and more complex, Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems (A-SMGCS) are being deployed to address the serious risk of runway incursions by aircraft and airport vehicles, especially in reduced visibility conditions. Cooperative surveillance, such as multilateration and ADS-B, provides better coverage, more accurate identification and improved resilience to inclement weather when compared to surface movement radar (SMR).
ERA’s proven and widely installed MSS by ERA delivers the critical surveillance required for today’s A-SMGCS. The system integrates multilateration and ADS-B position data, is fully compatible with all relevant standards (such as EUROCAE ED-117) and interfaces with any A-SMGCS application. ERA’s unique ability to combine distributed timing architecture based on GPS or on reference transponders with central timing architecture, ideally suited to complex airport layouts, ensures that each system can be optimized to the unique requirements and constraints of the airport.
Squid by ERA vehicle transponders, are easily deployed on tugs, fire appliances, cars and any other vehicles around the airport, allow each vehicle to be uniquely identified on tower displays and fully integrated into the A-SMGCS solution.
“Over the years, ERA has successfully deployed their multilateration and ADS-B technology in a number of applications and sites throughout Spain. ERA systems meet our demanding performance requirements, the reliability of the ERA solutions is well-established, and they have also consistently demonstrated their ability to deliver and commission these systems to our satisfaction.”
- Jose Mota Salavador, Head of the Radar Department, AENA
Pardubice, November 20th, 2013 The ERA MSS system installed at the Sochi International Airport went officially operational in November to ensure the future safety of thousands of participants flying to the Caucasus region of Russia as part of the 2014 Olympic Games.
Pardubice, October 18th, 2013 Participants in the NATO Airforce Armaments Group summit from several NATO countries visited the headquarters of ERA Company in Pardubice on October 18th 2013. The primary goal of the visit was the introduction of alternative radiolocation methods and a presentation of the ERA military solutions portfolio (particularly its precision approach functionality) to members of the Aerospace Capability Group 5 on Global Mobility.
Tashkent, October 2nd - 4th, 2013 Two specialists from ERA Company were invited to the conference EURASIA held in Tashkent on October 2nd – 4th, 2013. ERA traditionally participated as a permanent observer at this 28th gathering of the coordinating council and group of aeronavigation experts (KGE) from eight post-soviet republics.
Prague, September 2013 The ERA Company gratefully accepted an invitation from the Czech Air National Service Provider at the beginning of autumn of this year and organized a two days workshop for its guests at the ANSP headquarters in Jeneč in order to present the results of newly developed surveillance technologies such as MSPSR.
Prague, September, 2013 ERA Company took part in the 71th NEDBAG (NATO Emitter DataBase Advisory Group) conference held in Prague from September 23th – 26th 2013.