There is general agreement that Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) will play a significant role at the core of future civil aviation surveillance infrastructure.
ADS-B relies on an aircraft's GPS to provide current flight information such as altitude, airspeed, position, aircraft type, identification and direction. The system transmits this information through a dedicated radio datalink to all receivers capable of decoding ADS-B signals.
ADS-B faces a number of implementation challenges which are addressed with Extended ADS (ADS-X).
All ERA sensors are equipped to decode ADS-B signals according to all applicable standards, including RTCA MOPS DO260 and DO260A and B, and support alternative ADS-B transmission infrastructure such as 1090ES, UAT and VDL4.
Sensors come standard in full environmental enclosures suitable for remote deployment and low-bandwidth connection to the central server for data fusion and/or tracking as required.
ERA can provide complete ATM display and automation solutions based on the surveillance data or can output information in a variety of standard formats including Asterix Category 21 (ADS-B) and Asterix Category 48 (monoradar).
As an option, ERA can provide ADS-B receiver/decoders in portable configurations and equipped with data logging facilities so that data can be downloaded to PC applications for analysis. This is of particular value for organizations undertaking ADS-B trials or site location studies.
“ERA Corporation’s ADS-B technology serves as the perfect link to the future by providing seamless integration of ADS-B and MLAT to deliver immediate benefits, while simultaneously establishing the infrastructure that will support ADS-B tracking, once full aircraft equipage is achieved.”
- Frost & Sullivan, 2007 ADS-B Research
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.