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
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.