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Media Coverage

Media Coverage

Media Coverage

As an industry leader in sensors and information technology to the world’s militaries, civil aviation authorities, airports and airlines, Saab Sensis is featured in magazines, journals and newspapers throughout the world. Highlights of our media coverage can be viewed below.

 2013

ADS-B: aircraft surveillance at the top of the world
Aerospace-technology.com
April 17, 2013

The Naviair ADS-B program, being deployed by Saab Sensis, was detailed by Aerospace-technology.com. The article features an extensive question and answer section with Mikael Ericsson, Naviair’s director of ATM projects and engineering.

Global Focus
Aviation Week & Space Technology
April 1, 2013

Adrian Schofield wrote a wide-ranging article on Saab Sensis programs for the April 1 issue of Aviation Week. The article covered a number of global initiatives, such as Saab’s acquisition of HITT and country-wide Wide Area Multilateration deployments, and provided an update on several U.S. programs, including the JFK departure metering systems.

Remote Control Go?
Aviation Week & Space Technology
March 4, 2013

The recent Site Acceptance Testing milestone for the LFV Remote Tower (r-TWR) deployment received coverage in the March 4 issue of Aviation Week. The article highlighted steps taken in the acceptance testing, the current status of pending regulatory certification of the system and an update on Saab’s other r-TWR projects.

2012

Technologies to Watch – Wind Farm Radar
Aviation Week & Space Technology
December 31, 2012

Aviation Week & Space Technology highlighted the Aveillant holographic radar as a Commercial Aviation Technology to Watch in 2013. Aveillant is working with Saab Sensis to demonstrate that their radar can be integrated with existing primary surveillance data for a seamless, clutter-free wind farm radar interference solution.

Land of the Three
Arabian Aerospace
November 2012 – January 2013

Arabian Aerospace’s last issue of 2012 included a feature on Dubai International Airport (DXB). The article covered a number of topics related to the airport, including the new surface multilateration system being deployed by Saab Sensis for the airport’s Advanced – Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS). Ken Kaminski, Saab Sensis senior vice president, indicated that “Multilateration is a key component on an A-SMGCS, as it provides continually updated, all-weather surveillance.”

Remote towers near European certification
AirTrafficManagement.net
October 29, 2012

On October 29, Air Traffic Management posted an article to its website outlining upcoming remote tower certification and deployment trends. The article featured information from Bob Poole’s ATC Reform newsletter on Saab Sensis’ remote tower demonstration at the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) conference and upcoming milestones for remote towers in Sweden.

Vision Quest
Aviation Week & Space Technology
October 8, 2012

The October 8 issue of Aviation Week highlighted developments in remote tower technology, including a review of Saab Sensis’ programs in Sweden, Australia and Norway. Per Ahl, director of Saab Sensis international business development, noted that the certification process will begin in Sweden this January for the world’s first remotely operated control tower at an operational airport.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Australia Pioneers Fully Integrated ‘Glass Tower’
March 2012

Airservices Australia’s National Tower Program is extensively reviewed in the March issue of Jane’s Airport Review. The article details Saab Sensis and major subcontractor Nav Canada’s program to implement a common set of modern ATC tools, known as the Integrated Tower Automation Suite (INTAS), at 28 towers. Key components of INTAS include electronic flight strips, operational data management, terminal information services, voice communications and terminal and surface surveillance.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Kyrgyzstan Joins WAM Network
December 2011/January 2012

Jenny Beechener reports on a number of Saab Sensis Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) projects, including new deployments to Kyrgyzstan and Edinburgh Airport along with Sydney’s WAM and Precision Runway Monitoring (PRM) system becoming operational. The article quotes Saab Sensis President Marc Viggiano, “we see the momentum building for this technology.”

 

Aviation Daily
Sydney Airport Achieves Surveillance Technology Milestone
December 23, 2011

Adrian Schofield wrote in the December 23 Aviation Daily that Saab Sensis’ Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) system at Sydney Airport is now operational. In addition to providing surveillance for approaches out to 40 nautical miles, the system is also performing Precision Runway Monitoring (PRM). According to Airservices Australia officials, the Saab Sensis WAM offers a higher update rate, and improved performance during severe weather.

 

 

 

2011

Flight International
Mining Digital Avionics Data for Future Safety
November 14, 2011

John Croft reported on current industry programs that use recorded aircraft surface movement data to proactively improve runway safety. The article examines the FAA’s flight operations quality assurance (FOQA) program and Saab Sensis’ involvement in creating algorithms that look for anomalies in Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) data. Using Saab Sensis’ Airport Viewer, historical ASDE-X data from a number of airports is being analyzed to pinpoint aircraft movement anomalies for further examination and potential proactive action.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
A-CDM Pursues the American Dream
November 2011

The November issue of Jane’s Airport Review featured an article on U.S. Collaborative Decision making (CDM) developments. The article detailed how various stakeholders at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are using Saab Sensis’ Aerobahn airport surface management system to improve situational awareness of surface operations and enable better, more informed decisions to be made.

 

Aviation Daily
NAV CANADA Adds Another Multilateration System
October 27, 2011

Adrian Schofield reported on NAV CANADA’s selection of Saab Sensis multilateration for surface surveillance at Calgary International Airport. Saab Sensis is also deploying a surface multilateration system for NAV CANADA at Montreal Pierre Trudeau International Airport. The company has also three Wide Area Multilateration deployments as well as Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) systems in Canada.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Saab Sensis Researches Managed Gate Tool
September 2011

The September issue of Jane’s Airport Review reported on Saab Sensis’ contract with New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) to develop an automated managed gate operations tool. The tool would be used by gate operations staff to maximize the sequence of flights leaving and entering the gate area for increased efficiency and reduced emissions.

 

The Journal of Air Traffic Control
Wide Area Multilateration: The Bridge to Tomorrow’s ATM Surveillance Network
Summer 2011

Ken Kaminski, vice president and general manager of Saab Sensis, co-authored an article on the benefits and growing use of Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) in ATCA’s quarterly journal. The article features two case studies that detail successful, diverse applications of WAM: Khalid El-Seed of NATS details the use of WAM for surveillance of helicopter traffic across the United Kingdom’s North Sea, and David Gordon of the Colorado Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics, illustrates how WAM is addressing a lack of radar coverage across Colorado’s ski country.

 

Aviation Daily
Saab Sensis Finishes ASDE-X Rollout Under FAA Contract
October 6, 2011

Aviation Daily covered Saab Sensis’ completion of deploying Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) to all 35 airports in their October 6 issue. ASDE-X is the FAA’s primary runway incursion detection and alerting system that combines surveillance data from a number of sources for precise tracking of surface movements and conflict alerts. The article also mentioned NATS awarding Saab Sensis a contract for Wide Area Multilateration at Edinburgh Airport.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
FAA Gains a New View On Airport Movements
September 26, 2011

The September 26th issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology reports on a new tool being developed by the FAA and Saab Sensis Corp. that uses data from Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) to identify potential runway safety hazards. Saab Sensis has created complex algorithms that use the ASDE-X data to identify anomalies as well as a tool, Airport Viewer, to perform additional analysis. “This effort is a step on the path to the next level of safety,” commented Matt Blake, director of advanced development for Saab Sensis, enabling users to predict precursors to runway safety concerns.

 

Aviation Daily
Sensis Prototype Aids In Ramp Management
July 19, 2011

Jim Ott reports in the July 19th Aviation Daily on Sensis’ contract with NYSERDA to develop a Managed Gate Operations decision support tool. The article details the potential benefits to the airport and airline gate operator in terms of providing an automated, optimal sequence of gate movements. Matt Blake, director of advanced development for Sensis Air Traffic Systems notes that ramp controllers perform at a high level, but “as you get 30 aircraft moving in and out of the ramp areas, it’s hard for the individual to develop an optimum sequence.”

 

Arabian Aerospace
MENA Ramps Up Airside Safety
May – July 2011

Sensis’ Middle East programs were highlighted in an article on the region’s airside safety initiatives. A-SMGCS and WAM deployments to King Fahd and King Abdul Aziz International Airports (Saudi Arabia) were featured.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Austria Enhances Surveillance with WAM
July – August 2011

Jane’s reports that Austro Control has selected Sensis WAM for terminal and en route surveillance across Austria. The article noted that the system will also support ADS-B.

 

Air Safety Week
Fraport Selects Sensis WAM
June 20, 2011

Air Safety Week reported that Fraport has selected Sensis multilateration for the expansion of Frankfurt Airport. In addition, Sensis will update their existing multilateration technology that has been at Fraport for more than ten years.

 

Flight Global
Norway to monitor offshore oil traffic by ADS-B
June 6, 2011

David Learmount reports that Avinor, the Air Navigation Service Provider for Norway, has selected Sensis Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) for surveillance of helicopter traffic serving oil and gas production platforms in the Norwegian North Sea. According to Avinor chief executive Dag Falk-Petersen, “Every time technology takes a step forward in the work to make an already safe mode of transport even safer, it is a milestone for Avinor.”

 

Air Safety Week
Austria Selects Sensis WAM
May 23, 2011

Austro Control’s selection of Sensis Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) was covered in the May 23rd issue of Air Safety Week. The article highlights the Sensis WAM solution for Austro Control, the inherent benefits of using WAM for terminal and en route surveillance and the ability of WAM to provide surveillance today and the infrastructure for tomorrow’s avionics.

 

Arabian Aerospace
MENA Ramps up Airside Safety
May/July 2011

Sensis’ programs in the Middle East are highlighted in this article that examines all aspects of the regions’ airside safety developments. Ken Kaminski, vice president and general manager of Sensis Air Traffic Systems, notes the unique integration of Wide Area Multilateration with the Advanced – Surface Movement Guidance and Control System being deployed by Sensis at King Fahd and King Abdulaziz Airports in Saudi Arabia.

 

Airport World
Warning Lights
April/May 2011

Sensis Air Traffic Systems Vice President and General Manager Ken Kaminski contributed an overview of the FAA Runway Status Light (RWSL) program for Airport World. The article covers the need for runway incursion warnings to be sent directly to the cockpit, the evolution of systems from demonstrations to implementation, operational concepts and components of a RWSL system.

 

Aerospace Daily & Defense Report
LCS Needs Creating Opportunities For International Radar Makers
April 13, 2011

Aerospace Daily & Defense Report recently reported on Sensis’ role in delivering the SAAB Sea Giraffe radar to the General Dynamics LCS program. The article highlighted the U.S. Navy’s new acquisition strategy of procuring a proven international radar to save development costs and time. Sensis, as the U.S. representative for SAAB’s Giraffe radar family, will provide the Navy with U.S.-based access to the radar equipment, software and all U.S.-specific adaptations as needed by the Navy and any test and integration services.

 

Avionics
Issues in ATM
March 2011

A review of a webinar on key issues facing air traffic management in its path to NextGen and SESAR highlighted Sensis Air Traffic Systems Vice President Ken Kaminski’s comments on the need to collaborate throughout the airport metroplex. He noted during the webinar that by extending collaborative surface management through the metroplex (a complex regional airspace encompassing multiple airports of varying size), flow can be optimized and NextGen benefits can be achieved.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
North Sea Network
March 7, 2011

Aviation Week profiled Sensis’ Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) system for surveillance of the North Sea oil and gas platforms off the coast of Scotland. According to John Mayhew, general manager of NATS’ Aberdeen, Scotland center, multilateration was “the perfect solution” as it allows coverage of a large area at an acceptable cost and could detect all aircraft equipped with transponders.

 

Air Traffic Management
Sensis to Study NASA NextGen Solutions
Spring 2011

Sensis’ SAIE project for NASA was highlighted in the Spring issue of Air Traffic Management.  Under the contract, Sensis is performing a cost-benefit analysis of NASA airportal (defined as terminal airspace down to the airport gate) concepts and technologies and evaluating their potential for enhancing the safety, efficiency and capacity of airportal operations.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
WAM for North Sea Wins Certification
February 2011

The certification of the North Sea Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) system was noted in the February issue of Jane’s Airport Review. Sensis’ deployment of WAM provides NATS controllers at Aberdeen Airport with surveillance of helicopter traffic serving the oil and gas platforms.

 

Jane’s Missiles & Rockets
Rival teams demonstrate missile-detection radars
January 10, 2011

Jane’s Missiles & Rockets covered Sensis’ successful completion of the demonstration of its Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar (3DELRR) for the U.S. Air Force.  The article noted the system’s ability to meet requirements for the Air Force’s AN/TPS-75 replacement program.

 

The Journal of Air Traffic Control
Shorter Lines at JFK May Entice Other Airports to Line Up
Winter 2010-11

David Hughes of the FAA’s NextGen Planning Office provided a case study of John F. Kennedy International Airport’s March – June 2010 runway closure and the technologies used to collaborate on a new taxi-clearance process. Sensis’ Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) and Aerobahn airport surface management system are highlighted as technologies already in place at JFK that played a role in the successful departure queue management process.

 

 

2010

Air Transport Intelligence
Sensis to Develop Advanced Runway Incursion Preventatives
October 27, 2010

Air Transport Intelligence reports that Sensis has received a contract from NASA to formulate advanced conflict detection and resolution algorithms to reduce the potential for runway incursions at airports in the future. The project will result in resolution advisories that factor in other aircraft and vehicle activity on the airport surface in order to minimally impact surface efficiency.

 

Aviation Daily
Sensis to Develop Advanced Airport Surface Alerting for NASA
October 26, 2010

This article highlights Sensis’ recent NASA contract to develop new approaches to detecting and resolving airport surface-traffic conflicts. The article notes that the work will “significantly extend surface alerting capability, by looking at more factors than just position, velocity and acceleration.” In addition, the article covers the new Aerobahn Predictive Engine being deployed at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The Predictive Engine uses recent surface surveillance information to provide airline and airport users with a projection of activity such as taxi routes, gate usage and estimated times of arrival/departure, up to two hours into the future.

 

Inc. Magazine
Behind the Scenes – Detroit Metropolitan Airport
October 11, 2010

Sensis’ ground surveillance system is highlighted as technology that helps Detroit Metropolitan Airport – with approximately half a million takeoffs and landings annually – avoid collisions on the airport surface. The article reports that the system gives air traffic controllers real-time details on the locations of aircraft and ground vehicles. Further, it notes that Sensis has installed systems at 30 airports across the U.S.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
CDM Boosts Runway Operations
September 22, 2010

Jane’s Airport Review reports that an initiative launched by the Air Transport Association (ATA) is studying the concept of Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) in the U.S. The article notes that during the closure of one of New York’s JFK International Airport’s (JFK) four runways, CDM allowed JFK to handle almost the same number of aircraft movements as they did in 2009, while reducing delays by six per cent. Sensis’ Aerobahn surface management tool was a key player in the improvement. According to The PANYNJ’s Senior Airport Engineer Susan Groteke, “The airlines [gave] positive feedback on the system’s support capability.” Additionally, Groteke notes, “Along with the challenges of the runway closure came the opportunity to implement innovative ideas that were previously only conceptual.”Further, the article notes that in 2008, the FAA’s Surface CDM System Sub-team calculated that the average reduction in out-to-off time for an airline departing JFK fell by 14 percent, largely due to the use of Aerobahn.

 

Jane’s International Defence Review
Sensis Radar Offers Multiple Projectile Detection
September 20, 2010

Jane’s International Defence Review reports that the US Army is evaluating a new type of shot-detection system intended to work in noise-polluted areas and against silenced weapons. Sensis’ Small Scale Counter-Fire radar creates an RF bubble around a vehicle and once that bubble is penetrated the radar will indicate where the shot originated.

 

Wall Street Journal
Tracking Planes That Aren’t in the Sky
August 31, 2010

The Wall Street Journal reports that several airlines and airports are using Sensis Aerobahn airport surface management system to proactively manage surface operations, including situations that could trigger the Department of Transportation’s Three Hour Tarmac Delay Rule. The article also notes that Aerobahn’s common, real-time situational awareness enables collaboration between airlines, airports and air navigation service providers.

 

Aviation Daily
Bergen Airport To Install Sensis Surveillance Systems
August 31, 2010

Aviation Daily reports that Avinor will be installing Sensis multilateration and VeeLo NextGen vehicle locators at Bergen Airport, Norway’s second busiest airport. Air traffic controllers will be using the high-accuracy surveillance of aircraft and vehicles on the entire airport surface to reduce incursions and increase efficiency.

 

Fox Business News
High-tech solutions to tracking planes at airports. A company that’s helping you stay safe and cutting down on delays.
July 30, 2010

Fox Business News reports that Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International airport will be using the Sensis Aerobahn surface management system. The system uses sensors to position aircraft precisely on a geographic map of the airport so that ramp controllers can make better decisions that allow shorter taxi times, reduce fuel flows, reduce emissions and improve the overall passenger experience. Airlines have also recognized that Aerobahn gives them the ability to control or to actually see when aircraft might be starting to get close to exceeding that three-hour wait limit that is included in the Passenger Bill of Rights. The system is in use at multiple airports by Air Navigation Service Providers, airlines, and airport operators.

 

USA Today
Atlanta Hartsfield Airport Puts Aerobahn Plane Locator to Use
July 26, 2010

USA Today reports that Atlanta Hartsfield airport will soon begin using Sensis Aerobahn surface management system to increase situational awareness on the airport surface. Sensis Aerobahn combines airside operational information, such as flight schedules, with the exact location and identification of aircraft on the surface of the airport for a real-time, comprehensive view of surface operations. The system will help mitigate delays and irregular operations and will enable all stakeholders to facilitate effective Collaborative Decision-Making (CDM) initiatives.

 

Aviation Today
Multilat at London Stansted
June 28, 2010

This article reports that that Sensis’ surface multilateration system at London Stansted Airport is operational. NATS air traffic controllers at Stansted are using the system’s high-accuracy surveillance to monitor the movement of aircraft and vehicles on the airport’s runways, taxiways and stand areas to increase the safety and efficiency of the airport’s surface.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Driving Down Runway Incursions
June 24, 2010

Jane’s Airport Review reports that in response to the National Transportation Safety Board’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements, the FAA is installing Sensis Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) to improve runway safety and alert air traffic controllers to potential aircraft or vehicle incursions. The article also notes that the FAA has ordered Sensis Runway Status Lights – a system of red lights embedded in the pavement of runways that automatically warns pilots if it is unsafe to cross or enter a runway and “take-off hold lights” that indicate if a runway is unsafe for departure – for 22 major airports to directly alert pilots of possible runway incursions.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Sensis A-SMGCS Enters Operation at Sydney
May 26, 2010

Jane’s Airport Review reports that Sensis Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) is now operational at Sydney Airport. Fusing Sensis multilateration, Surface Movement Radar (SMRi) and VeeLo NextGen vehicle transponder data, A-SMGCS also integrates data from Airservices Australia’s flight plan system and provides surface traffic information to the en route and terminal aerodrome automation system in real time, improving situational awareness for air traffic controllers.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Sensis Flies Under the Radar
May 19, 2010

This article details Sensis’ technologies and their broad deployment at major airports around the world. Sensis’ portfolio of products, including multilateration and Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B), provide surveillance and collaborative decision making tools to increase efficiency and safety at airports. The article also discusses Sensis’ involvement in next-generation air traffic management solutions, including Low Cost Ground Surveillance, and modeling and simulation projects.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Juneau Goes For WAM
May 14, 2010

This article reports that Juneau International Airport is using Sensis Wide Area Multilateration (WAM), after the technology was given an initial operating capability from the FAA. WAM uses multilateration that provides high accuracy surveillance of aircraft and helicopters, delivering enhanced situational awareness for controllers. WAM at Juneau operates from 200 ft above ground level to 20,000 ft above mean sea level in the surrounding airspace, providing surveillance coverage that would not be possible with traditional radar.

 

Aviation Today
WAM Now Operational in Alaska
May 11, 2010

Aviation Today announced that the Sensis Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) surveillance system at Juneau, Alaska is being used to safely decrease aircraft separation on approach to five nautical miles. WAM is comprised of a network of small sensors deployed around Juneau that determine the precise location of each aircraft. WAM is being used in the near term while the FAA rolls out Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B). WAM will then serve as a backup to ADS-B and provide an additional source of traffic broadcast to properly equipped aircraft.

 

Air Safety Week
FAA Boosts Air Safety in Juneau
May 10, 2010

This article reports that Sensis Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) is now operational in Juneau, Alaska. The Juneau WAM system uses multilateration to provide controllers with high accuracy, high availability surveillance of aircraft and helicopters, enabling ATC-provided radar separation and traffic advisory services to pilots operating in the Juneau airspace. The system is providing surveillance in a mountainous area where traditional radar coverage wasn’t possible, allowing air traffic controllers to safely decrease the separation between flights to five nautical miles.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Ben Gurion Prepares for Sensis A-SMGCS Deployment
April 16, 2010

Jane’s Airport Review reports that Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel will receive a Level II Advanced – Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) from Sensis Corporation. A-SMGCS fuses multilateration, SMRi surface movement radar and VeeLo NextGen vehicle transponder data from Sensis, giving controllers a complete picture of all areas of the airport, allowing them to make safety-critical decisions.

 

Aviation Today
IAI Selects Sensis A-SMGCS
March 22, 2010

Aviation Today announces that Sensis Advanced – Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) has been chosen by Israel Airports Authority (IAA) to be installed at the country’s capital airport, Ben Gurion International. The Sensis A-SMGCS combines surveillance data from Sensis multilateration, Surface Movement Radar (SMRi), and VeeLo NextGen vehicle locators to provide comprehensive location and identification of all aircraft and vehicles on the airport’s runways and taxiways.

 

Aviation Daily
Sensis Unveils Aerobahn To Manage Airport Movements
March 16, 2010

This article reports that Sensis revealed Version 5 of its Aerobahn system at the ATC Global Conference in Amsterdam. Aerobahn Version 5 allows its users to see the entire airport and a specified section at the same time, while also providing color-coded information on delays, construction, closed runways, and locations of aircraft. Aerobahn allows authorized airlines to have the same information as FAA and local air traffic control towers, making airports safer, while also saving time and money.

 

Aviation Today
North Sea Chopper Traffic Safety Improves
March 11, 2010

Aviation Today reports that Sensis Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) is now being utilized throughout a stretch of 25,000 square miles over the North Sea located off the coast of Scotland. WAM allows air traffic controllers to locate the exact position of aircraft using multiple non-rotating sensors that triangulate their position using transponder signals. This system is particularly useful in this high helicopter traffic  area, providing controllers with radar-like surveillance to accurately monitor and identify air traffic all the way to the flight deck on oil platforms.

 

Aviation Daily
NextGen Could Enable New Aircraft Types, Study Concludes
March 11, 2010

This article details the results of a NASA sponsored study completed by Sensis Corporation that concludes that, after the implementation of the FAA’s NextGen airspace system, new aircraft types would not interfere with conventional aircraft. The study examined different criteria set by NASA including the impact on capacity, delays, the environment and safety of introducing five classes of advanced aircraft into the NextGen airspace system. New aircraft could potentially benefit airports, reducing delays and increasing capacity by utilizing nonconventional traffic routes and regional and smaller airports.

 

Aviation Today
New Aircraft Viable in NextGen
March 10, 2010

Aviation Today reports that emerging new aircraft types, such as Cruise-Efficient Short Take-Off and Landing (CESTOL) transport aircraft, have the potential to positively affect the efficiency and capacity of the NextGen Air Transportation System, according to research recently completed by Sensis. The Sensis team analyzed the impact of five advanced vehicles in NextGen scenarios, and provided data and recommendations to NASA. The research established that the new vehicles hold great promise to positively impact air travel in the future, particularly in terms of meeting the projected air travel demand without adversely affecting overall national airspace performance.

 

Aviation Daily
While ASDE-X Nears Completion, New Runway Safety Projects Ramp Up
March 5, 2010

This article details Sensis’ major contracts with the FAA, including Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) and Runway Status Lights (RWSL). ASDE-X fuses data from several surveillance sources to give controllers a more accurate display of taxiing aircraft, and alerts them to potential conflicts. RWSL is a system of red lights embedded in the pavement of runways that automatically warns pilots if it is unsafe to cross or enter a runway. Both systems are major technology components of the FAA’s runway safety campaign.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Nav Canada Introduces WAM Surveillance in Vancouver-Pemberton Corridor
February 18, 2010

This article announces that Nav Canada is using Sensis Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) to track helicopter and aircraft traffic between Vancouver and Pemberton Regional Airport. The WAM system provides surveillance in the challenging environment, at an altitude of 1,000 feet or lower. Sensis WAM is also providing surveillance in Whistler, a major event site for the 2010 Winter Olympics, allowing controllers to monitor helicopters in this area.

 

Air Safety Week
WAM Assists 2010 Winter Olympics
February 10, 2010

Air Safety Week reports that NAV CANADA is now using Sensis Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) to monitor helicopter and aircraft traffic in the “sea-to-sky” corridor between Vancouver and Pemberton Regional Airport, British Columbia. The WAM system will also provide low-level surveillance of helicopters serving the area in and around Whistler, a major event site for the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics Games. Sensis WAM uses multiple low-maintenance, non-rotating sensors to triangulate aircraft and helicopter location based on transponder signals. With a higher update rate and greater positional accuracy than traditional radar, Sensis multilateration provides effective surveillance for increased safety, capacity and efficiency of airspace.

 

Aviation International News
Mlat: Aviation’s Swiss Army Knife
February 1, 2010

This Aviation International News article provides an overview of the diverse applications of multilateration, including Sensis’ use of multilateration in a growing number of U.S. and international ATC and airport systems. Sensis is providing solutions to a number of multilateration surveillance applications around the world, including precision runway monitoring, terminal area surveillance, special use airspace, and en route surveillance. Sensis multilateration uses multiple sensors to triangulate aircraft positions based on transponder signals to provide positive location and identification in all weather conditions.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Melbourne Begins Operation of Sensis A-SMGCS
January 18, 2010

Jane’s Airport Review reports that Sensis Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) is now being used by Melbourne Tullamarine International Airport in Australia. Sensis A-SMGCS combines surveillance data from Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS), Sensis Surface Movement Radar (SMRi ), and VeeLo NextGen vehicle-locator units, to identify and locate vehicles and aircraft on all areas of the airport surface. The A-SMGCS allows air traffic controllers to efficiently manage surface traffic and enhance the safety of the airport.

 

Aviation Today
Melbourne Airport Operational with A-SMGCS
January 12, 2010

This article announces that Melbourne Tullamarine International Airport is now using Sensis Advanced–Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) operationally. The Sensis A-SMGCS solution combines surveillance data received from Sensis multilateration, Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS), Sensis Surface Movement Radar (SMRi) and Sensis VeeLo NextGen vehicle locators to provide the location and positive identification of all aircraft and vehicles in the movement and non-movement areas. Sensis A-SMGCS gives controllers a comprehensive view of the airport surface, allowing users to monitor and maintain safe operations.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
LFV Selects Sensis for Vehicle Tracking at Stockholm Arlanda
January 4, 2010

Jane’s Airport Review reports that Sensis VeeLo NextGen vehicle locators were selected by Swedish airports authority Luftfartsverket (LFV) for deployment at Stockholm Arlanda International Airport. The weather-resistant vehicle locators will be deployed on vehicles operating on Arlanda’s runways and taxiways to improve safety as well as situational awareness for air traffic controllers on the airport’s surface. The agreement includes the purchase of up to 160 VeeLo NextGens, along with support and maintenance.

 

 

2009

Aviation Today
Vehicle Tracking at Stockholm Arlanda Intl.
December 22, 2009
Ramon Lopez

This article reports that Luftfartsverket (LFV) will deploy Sensis will deploy VeeLo NextGen vehicle locator units at Stockholm Arlanda International Airport. The locators are mounted on the exterior of an airport surface vehicle, enhancing air traffic controllers’ situational awareness of surface operations and reducing the risk of runway incursion. VeeLo NextGen attains its location from a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)-enabled Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and broadcasts its location and identity using the Mode S Extended Squitter Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) message format.  Ten air navigation service providers have selected Sensis VeeLo NextGen for deployment at more than twelve airports across four continents.

 

Air Transport World
Sensis announced that Miami International…
December 1, 2009

Air Transport World announces that Miami International and Houston Intercontinental are the 20th and 21st airports to use Sensis Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) runway incursion detection and alerting system. ASDE-X is a traffic management system for the airport surface that provides seamless coverage and aircraft identification to air traffic controllers. Further, the system is architected to support Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B).

 

Air Safety Week
MIA Gets ASDE-X
November 16, 2009

This article reports that Sensis Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) is now operational at Miami International Airport. ASDE-X is an advanced ground surveillance system that provides air traffic controllers with increased situational awareness of surface operations and runway incursion detection and alerting. ASDE-X combines surface movement radar, multilateration and Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS- B) surveillance information to provide air traffic controllers with highly accurate, real-time position and identification information of all aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface. Miami is the 20th airport to receive ASDE-X through the FAA’s ASDE-X program that will bring the technology to 35 airports.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Sensis Reports Further ASDE-X Rollouts
November 11, 2009
Ben Vogel

Jane’s Airport Review reports that Sensis Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) is now operational at George Bush Intercontinental and Miami International Airports. ASDE-X blends a range of surface surveillance technologies to provide controllers with enhanced situational awareness of runway operations. ASDE-X is designed to be compatible with Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast systems and will provide the base technology for the FAA Runway Status Lights (RWSL) program.

 

Aviation Today
Bush Intercontinental Gets ASDE-X
November 3, 2009

Aviation Today reports that Sensis Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) is now operational at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. ASDE-X combines surface movement radar, multilateration and Automatic Dependent Surveillance– Broadcast (ADS-B) surveillance information to provide air traffic controllers with highly accurate, real-time position and identification information of all aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface. The system is compatible with NextGen systems and will serve as the basis for the FAA’s Runway Status Lights (RWSL) program. George Bush Intercontinental Airport is the 21st airport operational with ASDE-X.

 

Avionics
WAM Colorado
November 1, 2009

Avionics reports that Sensis’ Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) deployment around four airports in Colorado achieved Initial Operating Capability (IOC) from the FAA, making it the first WAM system accepted by FAA for the separation of en route aircraft by air-traffic controllers. The system uses Sensis Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) multilateration system to triangulate aircraft location based on transponder signals. MDS sensors also support Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). The system will increase flight safety by eliminating gaps in radar coverage in the Rocky Mountains and increasing accurate surveillance of flights in all weather conditions.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Sensis Hopes New Departure Sequencing Tool Will Improve Order of Events
October 28, 2009
Jenny Beechener

This article reports that Sensis is developing a prototype departure sequencing tool, that was on display at the 2009 ATCA Conference in Washington, DC. The development examines more efficient ways to sequence departing aircraft at busy airports. The new departure manager technology calculates the preferred pushback time to minimize taxi time, emissions and queues. The software tool takes in account numerous constraints such as flight departure times, ATC issues, traffic flow restrictions, wake vortex separation and the airport layout to optimize airport efficiency.

 

Air Safety Week
Aircraft Departure Sequencing Tool
October 19, 2009

This article details that Sensis is developing a prototype Departure Manager, an airport operations decision support application. The Sensis Departure Manager can provide air traffic controllers and airline ramp managers with a decision support tool that automates departure sequencing recommendations while maximizing runway utilization and minimizing aircraft taxi time at capacity constrained airports. The tool calculates the preferred pushback time for each aircraft to form an optimal departure sequence that minimizes excess taxi time and departure runway aircraft queuing.

 

Air Safety Week
PRM at Detroit Metropolitan
October 19, 2009

Air Safety Week reports that Sensis Corporation’s Precision Runway Monitoring – Alternative (PRM-A) solution is now operational at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW). The multilateration surveillance from the Sensis Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) system provides controllers at DTW with the precise aircraft position information needed to simultaneously separate aircraft on approaches to DTW’s closely spaced parallel runways. PRM-A enables more flights to land per hour for increased throughput at the airport.

 

USA Today
Non-radar Air-traffic System Debuts
October 12, 2009
Alan Levin

Alan Levin provides an overview of Sensis’ Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) system that is providing surveillance around four airports in Colorado. The system monitors radio broadcasts from airplanes to determine location and identification, enabling surveillance in an area where traditional radar was not effective. Sensis WAM will increase capacity and efficiency at the surrounding airports, and reduce delays during peak travel periods. The system is the first multilateration system certified by the FAA for separation of en route aircraft.

 

Aviation Daily
First Multilateration PRM System Operational In Detroit
October 6, 2009
Adrian Schofield

This article reports that Sensis Precision Runway Monitoring-Alternative (PRM-A) is now operational at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW). The highly accurate multilateration surveillance from the Sensis Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) system is providing controllers at DTW with the precise aircraft position information needed to simultaneously separate aircraft on approaches to DTW’s closely spaced parallel runways. The technology improves capacity and increases throughput at the airport. Sensis PRM-A is the industry’s first and only certified multilateration system for simultaneous approaches to parallel runways.

 

Aviation International News
Fewer Delays For Colorado Airports
October 1, 2009
Chad Trautvetter

Aviation International News reports that the Colorado Department of Transportation expects fewer delays at Colorado’s Craig, Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Rifle Airports this winter season due to the installation of Sensis’ multilateration system. The system provides extensive surveillance coverage to the Colorado’s four mountain airports, and delivers traffic and weather information to pilots for increased situational awareness.

 

Aviation Daily
Multilateration System Sees First En-Route Use In U.S.
September 25, 2009

Aviation Daily reports that the FAA is now using Sensis Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) at four Colorado airports to allow tracking of aircraft in regions not covered by traditional radar. The FAA declared initial operatng capability for the system, which will be certified for en-route and approach aircraft separation. Sensis WAM provides accurate surveillance of flights during all weather conditions, increasing capacity and efficiency.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Boston and Newark Deploy Sensis ASDE-X
September 15, 2009
Ben Vogel

Jane’s Airport Review reports that Sensis’ Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) is now operational at Newark Liberty and Boston Logan Airports. ASDE-X is an advanced surface movement guidance and control system that provides seamless coverage and aircraft identification to air traffic controllers. The FAA plans to install ASDE-X at the 35 busiest US airports by 2011, with 19 systems currently operational.

 

Air Safety Week
Newark Gets ASDE-X
September 14, 2009

This article reports that Sensis’ Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) is now operational at Newark Liberty International. ASDE-X combines ground surveillance data to provide air traffic controllers with accurate and real-time position and location of all aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface, reducing the potential for runway incursions. The system is designed to reduce delays and improve the flying experience.

 

Airport Business
Consolidating Surveillance
September 1, 2009
Brad McAllister

In this article, Brad McAllister details advances in surface surveillance technology, including the use of Sensis Aerobahn by the FAA at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Aerobahn is a web-based airport management tool which combines airside operational information with aircraft position data gathered by various airport surface surveillance systems. The FAA selected Sensis Aerobahn to monitor and measure surface operations at JFK to address potential changes to airport operations.

 

Air Safety Week
Boston Logan Gets ASDE-X
September 1, 2009

This article reports that Sensis’ Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) is now operational at Boston Logan International Airport. ASDE-X combines surface movement radar, multilateration and Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) to provide air traffic controllers with highly accurate, real-time position and identification information of all aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface. The system is designed with multiple sensor technologies, which delivers a comprehensive picture of ground operations, increasing controller situational awareness and improving airport safety in all weather conditions.

 

Avionics
Aerobahn Atlanta
September 1, 2009

Avionics details that Sensis Aerobahn airport automation and management tool was selected by the City of Atlanta’s Department of Aviation (DOA). Aerobahn combines airside operational information, such as flight schedules, with the exact location and identification of aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface. Airlines and FAA will have access to Aerobahn through DOA. They will be able to customize the system with their operational data and observe departure queues, view actual arrival demand and contrast the demand with available gates for arriving aircraft.

 

Aviation Today
Sensis ASDE-X Operational at Newark
August 31, 2009

This article reports that Sensis’ Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) system is now operational at Newark Liberty International Airport. ASDE-X uses surface movement radar, multilateration and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) to provide real-time information of aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Major US hubs receive ASDE-X
August 21, 2009

Jane’s Airport Review reports that Sensis’ Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) system is now operational at two major US hubs: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). ASDE-X improves runway safety under all weather conditions by providing air traffic controllers with an increased awareness of traffic on runways and taxiways. In addition, the system combines surface movement radar, multilateration and Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) functionality to equip air traffic controllers with full identification, as well as the real-time positions, of all aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface.

 

Aviation Today
ASDE-X at JFK Int’l
August 10, 2009

Aviation Today reports that Sensis’ Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) system is now operational at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). ASDE-X provides air traffic controllers with highly accurate, real-time position and identification information of all aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface. The ASDE-X system provides data to Sensis Aerobahn, an airport automation and management tool that is being used by the FAA, the Port Authority and authorized airlines at JFK for improved situational awareness of ground operations.

 

Aviation Daily
Atlanta Acquires Aerobahn For Real-Time Airport Surface View
August 4, 2009

This article reports that Atlanta’s Aviation Department has selected Sensis Aerobahn, an airport automation and management tool, for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Aerobahn combines operational information, such as flight schedules with precise real-time location and identification of aircraft and vehicles on the surface. In addition, it includes predictive tools, such as the estimated times of arrivals and departures, gate conflict status and alerts. Atlanta’s Dept. of Aviation will use Aerobahn to measure gate use and occupancy, in addition to managing airfield operations.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Sensis Joins LCGS Programme
July 22, 2009
Chantel Watkins

Jane’s Airport Review reports that Sensis has been selected to deploy a surface movement surveillance system at Long Beach Airport in California under the FAA’s Low-Cost Ground Surveillance (LCGS) pilot program. The program’s goal is to improve air traffic control surveillance and safety at small and medium-sized airports. The Sensis solution leverages ASDE-X technology by using the same solid-state Surface Movement Radar Improved (SMRi) sensor and the same air traffic control display. The system will provide accurate ground surveillance and improve safety on the runways.

 

Aviationweek.com
New Ground Safety Launched At Newark, Boston
July 22, 2009
James Swickard

This article reports that Boston Logan International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport have deployed Sensis Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X). ASDE-X combines ground surveillance data to provide air traffic controllers with accurate and real-time position and location of all aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface, reducing the potential for runway incursions. The new system is designed to integrate with future components of the NextGen System, such as ADS-B, which can be incorporated into the ASDE-X display.

 

Aviation Today
Atlanta to Deploy Sensis System
July 20, 2009

Aviation Today reports that Sensis has been selected to deploy its airport automation and management tool, Aerobahn, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Sensis Aerobahn combines operational information, including flight schedules, with the exact location and identification of aircraft and vehicles on the surface of the airport for a real-time, comprehensive view of surface operations. The system is designed to improve efficiency, reduce taxi times, and facilitate on-time arrivals.

 

Aviation Today
Sensis Part of FAA Runway Safety Program
July 13, 2009

This article reports that the FAA has selected Sensis to deploy a Low Cost Ground Surveillance (LCGS) system as part of its LCGS Pilot Program, a FAA initiative to reduce runway incursions at small- and medium-size airports. Sensis will be deploying its initial system to Long Beach Airport, in Long Beach, California. Sensis’ LCGS system uses the same solid-state Surface Movement Radar Improved (SMRi) sensor and the same Air Traffic Control Display as its Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) runway safety program, which will provide basic ground surveillance of runways and taxiways.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
More Operators at JFK to Use Aerobahn
July 9, 2009
Ben Vogel

Jane’s Airport Review reports that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and authorized airlines have access to Sensis’ Aerobahn airport automation and surface management tool at New York John F Kennedy International Airport. Sensis Aerobahn combines airside operational information, such as flight schedules, with the exact location and identification of aircraft on the surface of the airport for a real-time, comprehensive view of surface operations. Aerobahn is used by PANYNJ, airlines and cargo carriers that operate from JFK to cut delays, improve efficiency and reduce operating costs at the New York hub.

 

Flight International
New York Kennedy Airport Trial Provides Glimpse Into the Future of Airport Ground Operations
July 7, 2009
Brendan Sobie

Flight International details how airlines are using Sensis Aerobahn at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Aerobahn, a real-time airport automation and management tool, provides a comprehensive view of airport surface operations. At JFK, the FAA’s Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X), an airport surface surveillance system deployed by Sensis, provides the highly accurate aircraft location and identification data to Aerobahn. Aerobahn is now providing airline operational staff, terminal operators and FAA controllers with computerized images of Kennedy’s ramps, taxiways and runways.

 

Aviation Business Asia Pacific
Driving Local Tower Upgrade Program
July 2009
Doug Nancarrow

This article reports that Sensis and NAV CANADA were selected for Airservices Australia’s National Tower Program, which will upgrade up to 26 control towers with glass tower technology. The Sensis/NAV CANADA solution, Integrated Tower Automation Suite (INTAS), combines flight data, operational data, surveillance and voice communications into a scalable ATM system. The configuration enables the sharing of information and data between systems and will result in an improvement to safety and efficiency as well as reduced workload and delays.

 

Aviation Today
Sensis Aerobahn at JFK International
June 23, 2009

Aviation Today reports that The Port Authority of New York/New Jersey and authorized airlines are now using Sensis Aerobahn airport automation and management tool at John F. Kennedy International (JFK). Sensis Aerobahn combines airside operational information, such as flight schedules, with the exact location and identification of aircraft on the surface of the airport for a real-time, comprehensive view of surface operations. Aerobahn provides key stakeholders with data that will enable fewer delays and improve airport efficiency.

 

Defense News
Radar Enters Development
June 8, 2009

Defense News details Sensis’ contract with the U.S. Air Force to develop a prototype of the 3-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR), a next-generation land-based sensor system. The Air Force plans to replace its TPS-75 radar with the 3DELRR, which would detect, identify and track aircraft and missiles. After the 20-month technical development phase, the Air Force will select one contractor to develop the system.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Saudi Arabia selects Sensis A-SMGCS and WAM
June 4, 2009
Ben Vogel

This article announces Sensis’ contract to deploy an Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) and Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) at King Fahad International Airport in Dammam, and at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. The A-SMGCS will be used to monitor ground movements at the two airports, while its multilateration (MLAT) capability will be expanded to provide WAM for safe and efficient separation of aircraft in the terminal approach coverage area. Sensis A-SMGCS fuses surveillance data from multiple sources and detects potential aircraft and vehicle collision situations on the airport surface and alerts controllers with a visible and audible alarm.

 

Flight International blog
ASDE-X Saves The Day In Charlotte
June 3, 2009
John Croft

This article reports on the use of Sensis’ Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) system alerting controllers to avoid a potential collision between two airplanes at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. ASDE-X combines ground surveillance data from a number of sources to provide air traffic controllers with real-time position and identification information of all aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface. At Charlotte, an air traffic controller received an alert from the ASDE-X system that there was a potential conflict and notified the aircraft pilots to avert the situation.

 

Aviation Daily
A Check of FAA Records
May 19, 2009

Aviation Daily reports that Sensis Airport Surface Detection Equipment — Model X (ASDE-X) at Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, alerted controllers to a possible runway incursion on its first day of deployment. The alert prompted controllers to cancel a takeoff clearance after the ASDE-X display showed a vehicle close to the runway at the departure end.

 

Aerospace Daily & Defense Report
Lockheed, Sensis To Build Mobile Radar Prototypes For USAF
May 13, 2009

This article details Sensis’ contract from the U.S. Air Force for the 20-month technical development phase of the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) program. The ground-based 3DELRR is a new mobile phased-array radar that will detect, identify, track and report aircraft and missiles, replacing the TPS-75 transportable air surveillance radars now deployed.

 

Air Safety Week
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl. Gets ASDE-X
April 27, 2009

This article announces that Sensis Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) is now operational at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. ASDE-X combines ground surveillance data from a number of sources to provide air traffic controllers with highly accurate, real-time position and identification information of all aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface. The FAA has determined that airport efficiency increases through the use of ASDE-X as controllers provide more effective taxi instructions to pilots, translating into more on-time arrivals for passengers while saving fuel and reducing emissions.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
ANSPs Explore Control From Afar
April 23, 2009
Ben Vogel

This article discusses Sensis’ involvement in the Staffed Virtual Towers (SVT) program, an FAA initiative to offer airports a remote tower to assist with directing air traffic at low-volume airports. Sensis and the NASA Glenn Research Center are developing a prototype display that will replace the out-the-window view from a conventional air traffic control tower. The SVT can be located at the airport to cover areas that are partially obscured from the conventional tower, or at a remote location to provide cost-efficient and operationally effective means of directing air traffic.

 

Aviation Daily
FLL Becomes 15th Airport To Get ASDE-X System
April 22, 2009
Adrian Schofield

Adrian Schofield reports that Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport is the latest to begin using Sensis Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X). This is the 15th U.S. airport to receive the system, of the 35 deployments currently planned. ASDE-X combines ground surveillance from a number of sources to give controllers an accurate picture of surface movements, reducing the risk of runway incursions and increasing efficiency.

 

Aviation Daily
ADS-B-Equipped Aircraft Controlled Over Hudson Bay
April 14, 2009
James Ott

Aviation Daily reports that NAV CANADA is now using Sensis Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) to track as many as 35,000 flights a year over the Hudson Bay. ADS-B will allow for reduced separation standards and for properly equipped aircraft to climb to optimal altitudes earlier. NAV CANADA estimates savings of 18 million liters of fuel per year and reduced carbon emissions when all aircraft passing through the airspace are equipped.

 

Aviation Today
Multilateration at Stansted Airport
April 13, 2009

This article reports that NATS, the UK’s major air navigation service provider, has selected Sensis Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) for surface surveillance at London Stansted Airport. Sensis MDS will provide full coverage of the airport’s runway, taxiway and stand areas to enhance the safe and efficient movement of aircraft on the ground. With a higher update rate and greater positional accuracy than traditional radar, Sensis MDS provides consistent, accurate surveillance.

 

Aviation Daily
Sensis, NavCanada Win Australian Tower Contract
March 19, 2009
Adrian Schofield

Adrian Schofield writes that Sensis was selected by Airservices Australia to provide a automation and surveillance system that will be used to upgrade airport towers at Melbourne, Adelaide and Rockhampton, as part of a nationwide program to update Australia’s air-traffic control towers. The Integrated Tower Automation Suite (INTAS) combines NAV CANADA’s tower display and airport monitoring systems with Sensis’ Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) for surface surveillance. The system will provide controllers with immediate access to flight data and voice communications and allow them to monitor the airfield and surrounding airspace from a common set of displays.

 

Aviation Today
Team Selected for Aussie ATC Project
March 18, 2009

Aviation Today reports that Airservices Australia has selected the team of Sensis/NAV CANADA to initially install the Integrated Tower Automation Suite (INTAS) at three airports and Melbourne’s Air Traffic Center and Learning Academy, as part of its National Tower Program. The project’s ultimate goal to modernize, refurbish or replace up to 26 of its air-traffic control towers. Sensis will contribute its Advanced – Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS), enabling accurate, ground-based surveillance and NAV CANADA will provide application software, system design and associated development and integration, testing and training. INTAS combines flight data, operational data, surveillance and voice communications into a scalable, cost-effective air traffic management system, providing controllers with the latest, fully integrated “glass tower” solution.

 

Avionics
First Flight Over Hudson Bay Tracked By ADS-B
March 2009

The article announced that NAV CANADA has begun operational use of Sensis’ Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system over the Hudson Bay, closing an 850,000-square-kilometer gap in radar coverage. The system offers more precise and cost-effective surveillance than radar, allowing controllers to make traffic flows more efficient. ADS-B will have an impact on some 35,000 flights a year in the Hudson Bay airspace, with savings in fuel costs, flight times and emissions.

 

Aviation Business Asia-Pacific
Operational Technologies Enhance Safety
February/March 2009
Paul Phelan

Aviation Business Asia-Pacific reports that Airservices Australia has contracted Sensis to deploy Advanced – Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS), a system that provides a comprehensive surveillance picture of the airport surface and Aerobahn®, its secure, web-based suite of Airport Automation products, at Perth airport. This contract is part of Airservices larger deployment of Sensis’ surface movement surveillance systems at its four busiest airports. Aerobahn® will enable Airservices to advance its real-time information sharing capabilities, facilitating collaborative decision-making and increasing airside safety and efficiency.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Keeping Track of Aircraft Moves on the Ground
February 16, 2009
Jenny Beechener

Jenny Beechener reports on runway safety initiatives, including Sensis’ Airport Surface Detection Equipment Model X (ASDE-X) and Aerobahn systems. ASDE-X uses surveillance to manage traffic on the airport surface, leading to enhanced safety and efficiency. Sensis is delivering ASDE-X at 35 of the busiest U.S. airports, with 14 already in operation. Aerobahn is a web-based service that provides real-time situational awareness of aircraft on the airport surface. Airports, airlines and air navigation service providers are using Aerobahn to improve taxi time, save fuel and reduce emissions.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Sensis Provides Surface Surveillance Solution at Lisbon
February 6, 2009
Gabriella Cordeiro

This article details Sensis’ contract to provide a Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) system for surface surveillance at Lisbon Airport. Sensis MDS uses multiple low-maintenance, non-rotating sensors to triangulate aircraft location which are based on transponder signals. The system will provide air traffic controllers with precise aircraft position and identification information regardless of weather conditions, improving efficiency and enhancing safety.

 

Aviation International News
NextGen Could Integrate Sensis Fuel-burn Research
February 2009
Andrew Wood

Aviation International News reports on aviation fuel-burn research conducted by Sensis Corporation in collaboration with NASA. The studies measured excess fuel-burn during the aircraft taxi stage at 13 of the nation’s largest airports. The research aims to identify ways of optimizing surface movements and airport layouts to speed surface flow, resulting in increased efficiency and reduced emissions.

 

Aviation Daily
Nav Portugal Selects Sensis MDS For Lisbon
January 28, 2009
Adrian Schofield

Aviation Daily reports that Sensis received a contract from NAV Portugal for a Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) system at Lisbon Airport. The MDS system will be used to provide surface surveillance at the airport and will also provide information on flights up to five nautical miles from Lisbon. The system will enhance safety on the airport surface and make ground operations more efficient.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Ground Rules: System Highlights Inefficient Surface Movements
January 26, 2009
Wes Carleton

Wes Carleton details how Sensis Corporation will supply the FAA with its Aerobahn airport surface management system at New York’s John F Kennedy International airport. Aerobahn is a web-based decision tool that combines data from multiple sources to provide airport stakeholders with a real time view of the airport surface. The system benefits both aircraft and airport operators, and provides essential inputs for collaborative decision making, leading to reduced delays and increased passenger satisfaction.

 

 

2008

Air Safety Week
NASA Awards Weather Integration Research Work
December 22, 2008

Air Safety Week reports that Sensis has won a NASA research contract to integrate weather forecast information and weather phenomena into the Airspace and Traffic Operations Simulation (ATOS) air traffic management simulator. Sensis will be providing recorded real-world and simulated weather data that will ensure that future concepts meet critical safety and efficiency targets.

 

Air Safety Week
JFK Int’l Acquires Aerobahn
November 17, 2008

This article announces that Sensis will provide its Aerobahn service to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) for use at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Aerobahn is a web-based airport management tool that provides greater awareness of aircraft traffic flow on the airport surface. The PANYNJ and air carriers will use Aerobahn to reduce taxi times, enhance coordination of push backs and arrivals to and from the airport’s gates, and better manage irregular operations, such as thunderstorms and de-icing events.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
FAA Awards Contracts For Runway Lights and Safety Systems
November 13, 2008
Ben Vogel

Ben Vogel details Sensis’ contract from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to install runway status lights (RWSL) at 22 major airports across the United States. RWSL operates by automatically illuminating red lights if the airport’s Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) detects traffic on or approaching the same runway. The system will be used as a tool to reduce runway incursions.

 

Aviation Daily
Nav Canada and Sensis Corp.
November 4, 2008

Aviation Daily reports that Nav Canada selected Sensis to install a multilateration system for surface surveillance at Montreal Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport. The system uses Sensis Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) to identify precise aircraft location, providing airport personnel with a complete picture of the airport surface. Nav Canada will also use Sensis VeeLo NextGen surface vehicle locator units to track vehicles in the maneuvering area.

 

Aviation Today
Sensis to Deploy Multilateration in Montreal
November 3, 2008

Aviation Today details the surface surveillance system that Sensis will deploy at Montreal Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport. The multilateration system will use Sensis Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) sensors and VeeLo NextGen surface vehicle locators to provide air traffic controllers with real-time information on aircraft and support vehicle positions and identification.

 

Aviation Today
Perth Airport to Receive Sensis Gear
October 24, 2008

Aviation Today announces that Sensis has won a contract from Airservices Australia to deploy its Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems (A-SMGCS) at Australia’s Perth Airport. A-SMGCS will integrate information from Sensis’ Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS), VeeLo NextGen surface vehicle locators, SMRi X-band radar and Sensis web-based Aerobahn airport management tool. Sensis’ Multi-Sensor Data Processor (MSDP) will use the integrated data to produce a complete picture of airport terminal and surface traffic. Perth will be the fourth Australian airport to deploy Sensis A-SMGCS, following airports in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
Sensis Installs Scores of Wide-Area Multilateration Systems
October 20, 2008
David Hughes

David Hughes details the wide area multilateration (WAM) systems that Sensis is installing throughout North America, Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region. WAM uses Sensis Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) to provide air traffic controllers with rapid updates of precise aircraft positioning. The sensors are able to provide coverage in harsh climates, mountainous regions and military training bases, as well as support precision runway monitoring. Sensis has installed as many as 21 WAM systems in use worldwide, with many in operational status.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
Fourth Airservices Contract Goes to Sensis
October 20, 2008
Patricia Parmalee

Patricia Parmalee reports Sensis was awarded a contract to install an Advanced – Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) at Perth Airport in Australia. The contract includes Sensis VeeLo NextGen devices that will identify and monitor surface vehicles and Sensis’ Web-based Aerobahn Service to provide a real-time, highly accurate view of surface operations.

 

Aviation Daily
FAA Awards Runway Status Lights Contract to Sensis
October 20, 2008
Adrian Schofield

Aviation Daily reports that Sensis was awarded an FAA contract to deploy runway status lights at 22 U.S. airports. Using information provided by Sensis Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X), the system will automatically activate red lights to warn pilots and ground vehicles that it is unsafe to enter a particular runway, reducing the risk of runway incursions. Sensis teamed with Siemens USA and HNTB Corp. to compete for the contract.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
FAA Looks to ASDE-X to Attack Runway Incursions
October 13, 2008
Adrian Schofield

Adrian Schofield details how the FAA is utilizing Sensis’ Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) technology to reduce the risk of runway incursions. ASDE-X uses surveillance data to provide air traffic controllers at the nation’s largest airports with a real-time picture of airport surface operations. The FAA has contracted Sensis to provide ASDE-X to 35 U.S. airports, with the 14th ASDE-X system recently commissioned at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

 

Air Safety Week
Observing Ground Operations at JFK
September 29, 2008

Air Safety Week reports that Sensis has been awarded a contract to provide its web-based Aerobahn service to the FAA at New York’s JFK International Airport. Aerobahn uses real-time aircraft position data that is supplied by Sensis’ Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X system. Aerobahn will be used by the FAA to monitor and measure surface operations and investigate potential operational changes to ease congestion and flight delays.

 

Aviation Daily
FAA Expands Use of Sensis ASDE-X System
September 25, 2008
Adrian Schofield

Adrian Schofield details the FAA’s contract to extend the coverage of Sensis’ Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X), at New York’s JFK International Airport. This marks the first time the FAA will use the equipment to cover gate areas in addition to the FAA controlled airport areas. The FAA has also contracted to begin using Sensis’ web-based Aerobahn Service at JFK, enabling air traffic controllers to view real-time pictures of airport operations based upon data provided by ASDE-X. Aerobahn uses aircraft position data provided by ASDE-X to give multiple users a real-time picture of airport operations.

 

Air Safety Week
Multilateration at London Gatwick
September 22, 2008

Air Safety Week announced that Sensis’ Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) System has been approved for use and is operational at London Gatwick Airport. The surface surveillance system is providing accurate location and identification for enhanced safety and efficiency of aircraft operating in runway, taxiway and stand areas at the busiest single runway airport in the world.

 

Aviation Daily
NATS Adopts Sensis System At London Gatwick
September 10, 2008

Adrian Schofield reports that the U.K.’s National Air Traffic Services has begun using Sensis’ Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) system at London Gatwick Airport. The MDS system will provide precise surveillance to improve safety and efficiency in all weather conditions, and will also support Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B).

 

Air Safety Week
Multilateration at Stockholm-Arlanda
September 8, 2008

Air Safety Week reports that Sensis’ Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) multilateration system is fully operational at Sweden’s Stockholm-Arlanda Airport. Sensis’ MDS system supplies air traffic controllers with precise aircraft position and identification information regardless of weather conditions, providing air traffic controllers with improved situational awareness for safety and increased efficiency.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Detroit is Latest Airport to Declare Operation Status for ASDE-X
August 28, 2008
Ben Vogel

Ben Vogel reports that Detroit Metro Airport became the 13th US airport to declare operational use of Sensis’ Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) system. ASDE-X provides air traffic controllers with highly accurate location information of all aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface, reducing the risk of runway incursions. The ASDE-X system will be used in conjunction with Sensis’ Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) for Precision Runway Monitoring-Alternative, providing surveillance for simultaneous parallel approaches at the airport.

 

Aviation Today
Wide Area Multilateration Leader
August 22, 2008

Aviation Today details Sensis’ multilateration technology, Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS), and its selection by eight air navigation service providers around the world to meet diverse wide area surveillance challenges. Sensis MDS uses low-maintenance, non-rotating sensors to triangulate/multilaterate aircraft location and provides air traffic controllers with precise aircraft position and identification information regardless of weather conditions.

 

Aviation Daily
Detroit Latest To Use ASDE-X; New Runway System Will Follow
August 15, 2008
Adrian Schofield

Adrian Schofield reports that Sensis has deployed its 13th ASDE-X system at Detroit Metro Airport. ASDE-X provides an accurate picture of movement on the airport surface, assisting controllers in preventing runway incursions. Additionally, Sensis is installing its Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) system for use as a precision runway monitoring-alternative tool. This system will supply surveillance for simultaneous parallel approaches at the airport.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Continental Airlines Takes Aerobahn on Board
July 25, 2008
Jane Najim

Jane’s Airport Review announced that Sensis has been contracted by Continental Airlines to install its Aerobahn information system at Houston International Airport, in addition to the system being deployed at Newark Liberty International Airport. The internet-based service provides real-time information about aircraft and airfield operations, saving on taxi time and fuel consumption and producing lower emissions.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
NASA Taps Raytheon, Sensis Teams to Evaluate New Aircraft Types
July 21, 2008

Aviation Week & Space Technology highlights a NASA contract awarded to Sensis Corporation to evaluate the impact that new aircraft types will have on the next-generation air transportation system (NextGen). Sensis will use modeling and simulation to evaluate how the aircraft will impact efficiency, aviation safety and the environment to provide NASA and its NextGen partners with research and design recommendations.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
Nav Canada Aims To Cover Major Routes With ADS-B
July 7, 2008
Adrian Schofield

Adrian Schofield details NAV Canada’s deployment of Sensis ADS-B for en-route air traffic control. The system offers more precise and cost-effective surveillance than radar, allowing controllers to make traffic flows more efficient. Sensis ADS-B was installed in five locations around the Hudson Bay area, with the debut of an operational system set for 2009, and plans for expansion through 2014.

 

Aviation Today
Aerobahn Service for Continental
July 7, 2008

Aviation Today reports that Sensis Corporation’s Aerobahn service is operational at Houston International Airport for Continental Airlines. This is the second Aerobahn installation for Continental, the first being at Newark Liberty International. Sensis Aerobahn integrates flight schedule and operational data with Sensis Multistatic Dependent Surveillance ground surveillance for visibility into the status of critical airside operations, reducing taxi-times.

 

Aerospace Daily & Defense Report
Sensis, Saab Microwave Systems to market radar to U.S.
June 25, 2008

Aerospace Daily & Defense Report announces the co-operative agreement signed between Sensis Corporation and Saab Microwave Systems for the sale and support of the GIRAFFE Agile Multibeam (ABM) radar in the United States. In addition to sales and marketing of the radar, Sensis will provide systems, hardware and software engineering to adapt the system to the specifications of the U.S. Military.

 

Aviation Today
London Expands Use of Sensis Systems
June 10, 2008

Aviation Today reports that Sensis has expanded its Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) multilateration system at London Heathrow Airport. The system became originally operational in 2002 and was expanded in 2005 to improve surface surveillance around a new traffic tower. This latest expansion in 2008 will meet the surveillance demands as a result of growth associated with Terminal 5.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Sensis Continues MDS Deployment in UK Airports
June 9, 2008
Ben Vogel

Jane’s Airport Review highlights Sensis’ milestones in the deployment of Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) in the United Kingdom. Recent developments include site acceptance tests of MDS for surface surveillance at London Gatwick Airport, continued installation of wide-area multilateration in the North Sea, and the expansion of the Sensis multilateration surveillance system, MDS, at London Heathrow Airport.

 

Flight Tech Online
New Delhi’s Indri Gandhi Airport Expands Its A-SMGCS
May 28, 2008

Flight Tech Online reports that Sensis will install additional multilateration sensors and a second surface movement radar at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, expanding the A-SMGCS system that has been operational at the airport since 2006. The additional sensors will provide coverage for the new terminal and runway project.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
NASA Launches Advanced Airspace Research Project
April 29, 2008

Jane’s Airport Review details Sensis’ contract from NASA to analyze the effects of potential technological, infrastructural and procedural changes on U.S. airspace. The project will integrate previous models into a system-wide simulation, to model how changes would affect the airspace system. The focus of the project is on applying advanced concepts to reduce delays and increase capacity.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
Dulles Operational With ASDE-X
April 28, 2008

This article reports that Washington Dulles International is the 12th airport in the U.S. to commission Sensis’ Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X). The surveillance system tracks aircraft on runways, taxiways and ramps to improve safety and efficiency.

 

Air Safety Week
Dulles Airport Gets Runway Safety Equipment
April 14, 2008

Air Safety Week announces Washington Dulles as the latest airport to use Sensis’ Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) for improved airport surveillance. The system gives air traffic controllers a more complete picture of activity on the ground, closing visual gaps and helping to prevent runway incursions. A total of 35 airports in the U.S. will be equipped with the system.

 

Flight Tech Online
NASA Awards Sensis NextGen Research Contract
April 8, 2008

Flight Tech Online reports that Sensis’ Seagull Technology Center has won a NASA Research Announcement (NRA) project to use its airspace modeling and simulation capabilities to assess America’s NextGen concepts and provide data to help guide its implementation. Seagull has modeling and simulation services that can generate current and future air traffic demand scenarios; provide nationwide-wide or regional simulations to evaluate current and future air traffic management concepts; and analyze and visualize simulation results.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
Wide-Area Surveillance
April 14, 2008
David Hughes

Aviation Week details Sensis’ multilateration systems and their broad deployment at major airports around the world. In the U.S., the system is used in conjunction with Airport Surface Detection Equipment Model X, which Sensis is installing at airports for the FAA, and is being installed in Colorado to provide wide-area surveillance for airports near Hayden and Rifle. Sensis’ wide-area multilateration will also be used at Detroit Metro Airport for precision runway monitoring. In Europe, Sensis installed the industry’s first wide-area system in Innsbruck Valley, Austria, and the system at Stockholm Arlanda Airport has just passed site acceptance testing.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Sensis Nears Release of Improved VeeLo Unit
March 28, 2008
Ben Vogel

Ben Vogel highlights Sensis’ release of VeeLo NextGen, an improved version of its vehicle tracking unit, which was formally launched during the ATC Global exhibition in Amsterdam. Functionality has been improved, and VeeLo NextGen can automatically turn off the 1090 MHz transmission if the vehicle leaves a pre-defined area of the airport campus, reportedly the first of its kind to offer this capability.

 

Aviation Today
PRM at Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport
March 28, 2008

Aviation Today reports that Sensis Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) is being deployed for Precision Runway Monitoring (PRM) at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. Sensis MDS will provide surveillance for simultaneous parallel approaches, enabling Detroit Metro to increase its capacity.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
ATC Global Awards Highlight Industry Successes
March 25, 2008

Jane’s Airport Review details the ATC Global Awards, which applaud endeavor and innovation in the air traffic management sector. Sensis was the recipient of the Future Systems Award for its cockpit alerting technology. The system aims to detect and communicate potential runway incursions directly to an aircraft cockpit, synchronized with air traffic control tower alerts. The technology was demonstrated in August 2007 to officials from the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.

 

Aviation Today
ADS-B Canada East Coast Deployment
March 21, 2008

The March 21 edition of Aviation Today reports that NAV CANADA has expanded its contract for Sensis Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) ground-based transceivers to include deployment along the Labrador and Baffin Island coasts of Canada. This will result in enhanced surveillance of trans-Atlantic air traffic, and is in addition to the current deployment of Sensis ADS-B at Vancouver Harbor, Fort St. John and Hudson Bay.

 

Aviation Daily
Sensis Rolls Out Improved Version of Airport Tracker
March 13, 2008
Adrian Schofield

In this article, Adrian Schofield details Sensis’ introduction of VeeLo NextGen, an updated airport ground vehicle tracking technology. The VeeLo NextGen has an improved wide area augmentation system (WAAS)-enabled GPS receiver, and it is the first on the market to automatically turn off the 1090 MHz transmission when outside the movement area.

 

Aviation Daily
Nav Canada to Expand ADS-B to East Coast
March 13, 2008
Adrian Schofield

Aviation Daily reports that Nav Canada has awarded Sensis a contract for the expansion of its automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) program, which will cover its East Coast transatlantic approaches. Sensis currently has a contract for deploying ADS-B and Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) in the Hudson Bay area, Fort St. John and Vancouver Harbor. The article also highlights Sensis’ deployment of MDS for precision runway monitoring at Detroit Airport.

 

Aviation Today
Collier Trophy to ADS-B
March 11, 2008

The March 11th issue of Aviation Today reports that Sensis has been awarded the Robert J. Collier Trophy as a result of the company’s innovative work on Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B). The trophy is awarded anually by the National Aeronautic Association and honors companies for “the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety of air or space vehicles.” Sensis has been committed to the ADS-B concept since its inception, providing both standalone ADS-B sensors as well as ADS-B capability embedded in every multilateration sensor that the company produces.

 

Aviation Today
Sensis Surveillance System Passed Testing
March 4, 2008

Aviation Today highlights that the Sensis multilateration surveillance system at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport has passed site acceptance testing. The system, Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS), uses multiple sensors to triangulate aircraft positions based on transponder signals. MDS provides advanced surveillance accuracy and automatic labeling of aircraft and vehicles in the gate and movement areas will increase safety and traffic capacity on the airport surface. The sensors also support Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast for easy upgrades to future technologies.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
ADS-B Is Being Widely Used in Asia-Pacific Region
February 18, 2008
David Hughes

In this article, David Hughes details Sensis’ contracts in the Asia-Pacific region, including providing ADS-B for two airports in central China and installation of Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems at Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane airports in Australia, and at Hong Kong International. These systems are expected to play a major role in reducing runway incursions by providing controllers a view of traffic operating on runways and taxiways.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Sydney Chooses Multilateration Airspace Monitoring
February 2008

The February issue of Jane’s Airport Review reports that Sensis will provide Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) for surveillance of terminal airspace as well as precision approach monitoring at Sydney Airport. WAM utilizes Sensis Multistatic Dependent Surveillance, a transponder multilateration system, to provide air traffic controllers with precise aircraft positions. The enhanced coverage allows for adjacent approaches on closely spaced parallel runways, and provides radar coverage despite commercial development obstructions. The article also highlights Sensis’ contract to provide surveillance across Tasmania.

 

 

2007

Aviation International News
China Plans First Civil ADS-B Trials
December 2007
Stephen Pope

Aviation International News reports on Sensis’ contract to deploy Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment at two airports in central China. The technology will allow equipped aircraft to broadcast identification and position to controllers and other aircraft. The trial will mark the county’s first formal trial of 1090 ADS-B for use by commercial aircraft.

 

Avionics
ASDE-X in Charlotte
November 2007

Avionics announces that Sensis’ Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X system (ASDE-X) is now operational at Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C. ASDE-X uses a combination of surface movement radar, transponder multilateration and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) sensors to provide air-traffic controllers with an accurate picture of the location and identity of aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface. FAA is in the process of deploying ASDE-X to 35 major airports.

 

Flight Tech Online
Sydney Airport to Use Sensis Wide Area Multilateration
October 31, 2007

Flight Tech Online provides an overview of Sensis’ contract with Airservices Australia to supply Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) for terminal airspace surveillance and precision approach monitoring at Sydney Airport. Sensis WAM uses multiple sensors to triangulate aircraft positions based on transponder signals. It will provide 360 degree surveillance out to 60 nautical miles for the airport, allowing for parallel runway monitoring and resolving coverage gaps from commercial development obstructions. The article also noted Sensis’ deployment of WAM across Tasmania and Advanced – Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems (A-SMGCS) for Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney airports.

 

Aviation Daily
Sensis Gains Early Foothold In China’s ADS-B Initiative
October 30, 2007
Adrian Schofield

In this article, Adrian Schofield reports that Sensis has been selected to deploy a formal trial of 1090 ADS-B for commercial aircraft in China. The trial – which includes installations at two Central China airports – is intended as a precursor to nationwide ADS-B deployment in China. Schofield also highlights Sensis’ major contract wins in the United Arab Emirates and Australia where Sensis Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) will be installed in Dubai for surface surveillance, and Sensis WAM will be installed at Sydney airport for precision approach monitoring.

 

Aviation Today
Sensis in Dubai, Australia
October 29, 2007

Aviation Today details Sensis’ contract announcements for Dubai World Central Airport and Sydney Airport. Sensis will install Multistatic Dependent Surveillance, a multilateration surveillance system, at Dubai World Central, providing high-accuracy surveillance as well as the ability for future transition to Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast. Airservices Australia will deploy Sensis Wide Area Multilateration, enabling highly accurate, reliable terminal airspace and precision approach surveillance, supporting operational growth at Australia’s busiest airport.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Sensis Supplies Aerobahn Data Services at Newark
October 2007

The October issue of Jane’s Airport Review indicates that Sensis is supplying its web-based Aerobahn services at Newark Liberty International under contract to Continental Airlines. Aerobahn integrates surveillance and flight-plan data, including surveillance data from Sensis Multistatic Dependent System, to provide a real-time display combined with analytical tools to help manage traffic flows on the ground. Continental will use Aerobahn to help manage ramp operations such as pushback, identify opportunities for efficiency on the ramp and to assess the status of airfield operations by providing a real-time summary of the status of arrival and departure aircraft.

 

Flight International
Sensis Working Overtime on the Runway
September 5, 2007

The September 5 issue of Flight International reports on the Sensis and Honeywell demonstration of technology that can detect and communicate potential runway incursions directly to an aircraft cockpit, alerting the flight crew of a potential incident. The cockpit advisory technology sends potential ground, arrival or departure conflicts directly to pilots as an audible alert using a Mode-S data link and an existing modified TCAS unit in the aircraft. The audible alert in the cockpit is generated by the Sensis Airport Surface Detection Equipment Model X (ASDE-X) Safety Logic, and is provided to pilots at the same time that ASDE-X transmits the information to air traffic controllers.

 

Chicago Tribune
System Aims to Avert Collisions on Runways
September 4, 2007
Jon Hilkevitch

The Chicago Tribune reports on a recent real-life demonstration of the Sensis Airport Surface Detection Equipment Model X (ASDE-X) system and the Honeywell Traffic Collision Alerting System (TCAS) to deliver real-time incursion data straight to the flight deck. Alerting directly to the cockpit, in addition to alerting the air traffic controllers, can shave crucial seconds off any corrective action.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
Honeywell, Sensis Demonstrate Runway Incursion Warnings in the Cockpit
September 3, 2007

Aviation Week & Space Technology reports that Sensis and Honeywell Aerospace have teamed to demonstrate how runway incursion warnings and alerts can be communicated directly to the flight crew. The technology leverages surveillance data from the Sensis Airport Surface Detection Equipment Model X (ASDE-X) system and the Honeywell TCAS system to provide an audible alert. The concept demonstrated how technology that exists today can be leveraged to provide cockpit warnings to pilots of runway incursions – an item which has been on the National Transportation Safety Board’s list of Top Ten aviation safety improvements for several years.

 

Aviation International News
Enhanced ATC Surveillance Coming to Colorado Airports
September 2007

The September 2007 issue of Aviation International News reports that Sensis will provide Wide Area Multilateration and Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) to six mountain airports throughout Colorado, allowing Denver ARTCC controllers to track aircraft at much lower altitudes. Further, the system will provide a higher accuracy, and at a higher update rate, than conventional secondary radar.

 

Aviation Daily
Continental to Use Aerobahn to Improve Newark Operations
August 27, 2007

Aviation Daily reports that Continental recently subscribed to Sensis’ Aerobahn system for use at its Newark hub, where the system is expected to help the carrier improve aircraft traffic flows during peak congestion hours. As well as Newark and Houston ramp controllers, Aerobahn will be used by Continental’s operations center staff in Houston to monitor overall fleet operations. Aerobahn collects surveillance and flight data from a variety of sources and converts it into information that can be used for airport management.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
ASDE-X System Enters Full Service at Louisville
September 2007

Jane’s Airport Review announces that Sensis’ Airport Surface Detection Equipment – Model X (ASDE-X) is now operational at Louisville International Airport. To aid in the prevention of runway incursions, ASDE-X provides seamless surveillance coverage of the airport surface and aircraft identification information to air traffic controllers.

 

Avionics
Colorado ADS-B
August 1, 2007

The August issue of Avionics reports that the Colorado Department of Transportation has contracted Sensis to provide Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) for the airspace around Yampa Valley and Garfield County Regional Airports. The system will provide extensive surveillance coverage to four Colorado mountain airports, and will deliver traffic and weather information to pilots for increased situational awareness.

 

The Denver Post
Sensis to Implement CDOT Project
June 14, 2007

The Denver Post reports that Sensis has been chosen to implement an Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast system around four of Colorado’s airports. The surveillance project will provide radar coverage over mountainous regions where traditional radar would be cost-prohibitive. The system will increase pilots situational awareness and provide air traffic position information to controllers.

 

Avionics
Sea-Tac Displays
June 2007

This article reports that Seattle-Tacoma Airport has purchased Sensis air traffic control displays to use in combination with the Airport Surface Detection Equipment Model X system deployed at the airport. The system will enable ramp controllers to collect real time surveillance data, and will improve the overall efficiency and reliability of operations. These augment displays installed at the airport in December for use by ground controllers.

 

Avionics
Oregon Deploys ADS-B
June 2007

Avionics highlights Sensis’ contract to provide Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) to several airports in Oregon. The system will allow for precise weather reporting and prediction as well as detailed real-time graphical displays. The deployments will facilitate Oregon’s transformation to the next generation of air traffic surveillance.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
US Army Buys WAM Surveillance From Sensis Corporation
June 2007
Jenny Beechener

Jenny Beechener reports that the US Army has chosen Sensis to provide wide area multilateration (WAM) surveillance for the Yuma Proving Ground. The system is capable of tracking test aircraft at high speed and low-altitude. WAM produces a more accurate picture with an increased range and higher update rate than traditional radar.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Continental Calls on Sensis Corporation’s Aerobahn Services
June 2007
Jenny Beechener

In the June issue of Jane’s Airport Review, Jenny Beechener describes the Aerobahn service Sensis is supplying to Continental Airlines at Houston Intercontinental Airport. Aerobahn integrates surveillance and flight-plan data to provide a real-time display combined with analytical tools to help manage and improve traffic flows on the ground.

 

Avionics
Industry Scan: ‘Airport of the Future’
May 1, 2007

Avionics reports that Sensis has joined a consortium to develop an “Airport of the Future,” a three-year effort designed to showcase new technologies in airport operations. Sensis will apply its expertise in Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, System-Wide Information Management networks and decision-support tools that enable improved predictability, efficiency and reduced controller workload.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
Suvarnabhumi Airport’s Integrated ATC System
April 23, 2007
David Hughes

In this article, David Hughes details the surface surveillance systems operational at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, including Sensis’ multilateration system used to track the position of aircraft. The system can pinpoint an aircraft’s position within 5 meters at the airport, and it provides twice-per-second updates–much faster than a traditional rotating radar dish. Hughes also notes the installations of Sensis systems in India, Europe, the U.S. and Australia.

 

Aviation Today
Oregon Deploys ADS-B Infrastructure
April 17, 2007

This article details Oregon’s use of Sensis Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast Universal Access Transceivers at six airports, providing real-time traffic and weather data to general aviation aircraft. The deployments will supply valuable information to pilots while positioning Oregon to be at the frontier of future nationwide air traffic surveillance capabilities.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
Better View by the Sea-Tac
April 16, 2007
Frances Fiorino

Aviation Week & Space Technology reports that Seattle-Tacoma Airport has purchased Sensis air traffic control displays to enable ramp controllers to view aircraft taxiing on the ramp and at terminal gates. The displays feature an interface developed in consultation with air traffic controllers and will facilitate on-time pushbacks and fuel savings.

 

Aviation Daily
Surface Movement Systems Proliferate In U.S., Europe
April 16, 2007
David Hughes

Sensis surface movement guidance and control systems are highlighted in a recent issue of Aviation Daily. David Hughes describes the Airport Surface Detection Equipment Model X systems that are currently operational in the U.S. and additional systems that will be implemented this year. Also featured are the Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems that Sensis is deploying in the Asia/Pacific region. Both systems provide situational awareness by tracking aircraft and vehicle movement on the airport surface.

 

The Post-Standard
Sensis Gets $64M for New Radar System
April 3, 2007
Charley Hannagan

The Syracuse Post-Standard details how Sensis will support development of multipurpose Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) for the U.S. Marine Corps. The radar will provide aircraft detection, tracking and engagement; cruise missile detection and engagement; ground weapon location; and military air traffic control. Sensis will be responsible for portions of the software development, engineering, and structural design using lightweight composite materials. The companies expect to complete 63 G/ATORs by 2016.

 

Avionics
ADS-B In The GULF
April 1, 2007
Douglas Nelms

Douglas Nelms reports on the program aimed at equipping the Gulf of Mexico with Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B). Sensis details programs in The Gulf and in Alaska where they worked with the FAA to demonstrate that ADS-B data was comparable to conventional radar.

 

Avionics
Canada Adopts ADS-B
April 1, 2007

This article reports on Sensis’ contract with Nav Canada to provide Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) over the Hudson Bay, signaling the start of a nationwide ADS-B deployment. The system will provide superior accuracy and reliability to allow for five nautical miles of lateral separation, saving aircraft operators millions of dollars in fuel costs through more flexible and fuel-efficient flight routes. Wide Area Multilateration systems will also be deployed to enable surveillance and tracking of sea plane, helicopter, commercial and general aviation traffic over Vancouver Harbor and the “Oil Sands” area of Fort St. John.

 

Aviation Today
Airport for the Future’ Consortium
March 27, 2007

Aviation Today describes Sensis’ contribution in a consortium implementing a project to showcase emerging technologies. Over a three-year period, the Integrated Airport Project is designed to demonstrate the value of new technologies to improve the safety, security, capacity and overall efficiency of airports. Sensis is bringing its expertise in Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) and System-Wide Information Management (SWIM) networks and decision-support tools that enable trajectory-based operations.

 

Flight International
NATS Deploys Surveillance System
March 27, 2007
David Learmount

Flight International details Sensis’ contract with UK air navigation service provider NATS to provide Multistatic Dependant Surveillance (MDS) for Wide Area Multilateration Surveillance for use in the North Sea. The system will locate and identify helicopter traffic to and from oil platforms with exceptional precision and will be Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) compatible. Implementation of the new equipment next year is part of a larger project to improve the safety of operations in the North Sea.

 

Flight Tech Online
NATS to Use Sensis Multilateration Surveillance for North Sea Helicopters
March 10, 2007

This article details the wide area multilateration system that Sensis is supplying to NATS to provide surveillance for 25,000 square miles over the North Sea. Sensis MDS (Multistatic Dependent Surveillance) will enable surveillance and tracking of helicopter traffic using sensors placed on oil platforms, with a precision that is equal to or better than traditional secondary surveillance radars.

 

Flight Tech Online
Continental to Use Sensis Tools to Help Manage Houston Ground Operations
March 4, 2007

Flight Tech Online provides an overview of Sensis’ Aerobahn service, which Contintental Airlines will use to manage ground operations at Intercontinental Airport, Houston. Aerobahn collects multiple operational data in real-time, including those from its MDS (Multistatic Dependent Surveillance) system, allowing for superior situational awareness. The carrier will use the system to make more effective tactical decisions regarding traffic flows and to reduce the variance between optimum and actual taxi time.

 

Avionics
Industry Scan: Swedish Surveillance
March 1, 2007

Avionics highlights Sensis’ contract for Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport. The multilateration system will improve traffic flow on the ground by detecting and tracking aircraft and vehicle movement based on their transponder signals. MDS provides superior surveillance accuracy and is Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) compatible.

 

Aviation Daily
Continental Buys Sensis System To Reduce Houston Taxi Times
February 16, 2007
Adrian Schofield

Aviation Daily announces that Continental Airlines will subscribe to Sensis’ Aerobahn aircraft ground management system to improve efficiency at its Houston hub. Aerobahn uses multilateration surveillance to monitor ground movement and give improved situational awareness, regardless of weather conditions. Continental will be provided with real-time information that will enable more effective decisions regarding traffic flows.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
Luftfartsverket Air Navigation Services (LFV) of Sweden
January 29, 2007
David Hughes

David Hughes reports on Sensis’ contract with Luftfartsverket Air Navigation Services (LFV) of Sweden to expand Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport. The system will improve traffic flow at the airport and will be integrated into the airport’s Surface Movement Guidance and Control System. It is also noted that this is the 10th multilateration system Sensis has deployed in Europe.

 

Avionics
NGATS Test Bed
January 1, 2007

The January issue of Avionics reports that Sensis has collaborated with other aerospace companies and government agencies to execute a Next Generation Air Transportation System (NGATS) test bed in Cleveland, Ohio. The Test Bed Demonstration Center is located at the NASA Glenn Center, and is connected to three airports in the area. It will address advanced communications elements, precise surveillance, and ATC automation components to aide in determining the next air transportation system.

 

 

2006

AviationNews.net
Vienna Airport To Get Sensis Surface Movement Radar
November 29, 2006

This article highlights Sensis’ contract to supply SMRi, a high-performance surface movement radar, to Vienna International Airport. SMRi will provide superior accuracy in tracking aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface in all weather conditions. In addition to Vienna, SMRi is being installed at Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney airports in Australia.

Coverage also appeared in Airline Industry Information, Austria Today, and CANSO ATM News.

 

CANSO ATM News
Tailored Arrivals
November 22, 2006

CANSO ATM News highlights “tailored arrivals” trials at San Francisco. Sensis is a key partner on the project, which focuses on saving fuel during the aircraft landing process. These are the first U.S.-based operational tests of the concept, with similar tests conducted in Australia and the Netherlands.

 

Airport Business
Technologies Evaluated For The Future National Airspace System
November 6, 2006

Airport Business provides an overview of Sensis’ partnership to implement a Next Generation Air Transportation System (NGATS) Test Bed in Cleveland, Ohio. This partnership will address a number of infrastructure and management challenges required to transform today’s air transportation system. The equipment that will link three local airports is being installed at NASA’s John H. Glenn Research Center.

Coverage also appeared in AV WebFlash, Avionics Magazine, and CANSO ATM News.

 

Avionics
ADS-B Builds Momentum, But Issues Remain
November 2006

The November 2006 issue of Avionics Magazine features the FAA’s efforts toward deployment of Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) nationwide. Sensis is credited with demonstrating a security enhancement to counter “spoofing” – creating false targets on an air traffic controllers radar screen.

This article also mentions Sensis’ combined ADS-B/ Multilateration system currently being installed in Tasmania, and the wide-area multilateration system in use at Innsbruck, Austria.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Indian Aviation Under Strain
November 1, 2006

This article details problems facing aviation in India, and steps that are being taken to alleviate the strain on the industry. Sensis’ Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS), operational at New Delhi, is mentioned for making it possible to continue operations during adverse weather conditions.

 

Charlotte Observer
Bad Weather Blinds Ground Radar
October 22, 2006

Steve Harrison highlights the superior performance of Sensis’ Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) in bad weather conditions. At Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, air traffic controllers look forward to using the new system, which fuses data from multiple sources to provide a single picture of the airport surface. Charlotte/Douglas air traffic controller Ben Murray states, “We need that extra set of eyes.” Harrison mentions that ASDE-X is operational at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – the FAA says ASDE-X has worked superbly there, with no “operational errors” since it was turned on. The Charlotte/Douglas Airport system will be operational in summer 2007.

 

The Post Standard
U.S. Government Recognizes Sensis Corp. For Sales
October 31, 2006
Charley Hannagan

The Post Standard reports Sensis received an Export Achievement Certificate (EAC) from the U.S. Department of Commerce for its work in selling air traffic and defense products to markets in 25 countries on five continents. Specifically, Sensis was noted for its entrance into Chile and South Africa, where many companies have yet to market. According to Assistant Commerce Secretary David Bohigian, who presented the award, companies like Sensis are role models. Only 30 EAC awards are given out by the department each year.

 

Chicago Tribune
Clearing Air at Milwaukee; Runway-safety Tool Superior to O’Hare’s
October 19, 2006
Jon Hilkevitch

Jon Hilkevitch describes the use of Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) at General Mitchell International Airport and the impact the system has on runway safety. “ASDE-X gives controllers confidence and it alerts them to situations before they can get to a more serious stage,” said Paul Charapata, a Mitchell controller who is president of the local unit of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.

O’Hare was slated to receive the system in 2009, but due to the success at Mitchell, the FAA has accelerated the timetable for deploying ASDE-X to O’Hare. The system will now be installed next year.

Mitchell will receive an upgraded version of ASDE-X in February that includes advanced safety logic software that warns controllers of potential conflicts between aircraft on airport surface. The FAA is deploying ASDE-X to a total of 35 airports.

 

Flt Tech Online
Sensis Surface Surveillance System Operational at Bangkok
October 10, 2006

Flt Tech Online highlights that Sensis Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) and VeeLo vehicle locator units are operational at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok. MDS uses sensors to detect and track the movement of aircraft and vehicles with a higher update rate than traditional airport surveillance radar, and consistent surveillance performance regardless of weather conditions. In addition to Suvarnabhumi, Sensis MDS is operational or being installed at nine other major European and Asian airports.

 

Avionics
Surface Detection
October 5, 2006

Avionics mentions that Sensis’ Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) is operational at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. Bradley is the first ASDE-X airport that uses the company’s enhanced surface movement radar, SMRi, which provides superior accuracy in bad weather. ASDE-X employs numerous surveillance sources, such as multilateration, to provide coverage in an airport environment.

 

Aviation Daily
Runway Monitoring System Makes Operational Debut At New Delhi
September 20, 2006
Adrian Schofield

Aviation Daily highlights Sensis Advanced – Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) at New Delhi’s Indira Ghandi Airport reaching the operational milestone. Schofield mentions that the system taxi route conformance monitoring – controllers are alerted when an aircraft deviates from its assigned taxi route. Sensis is providing 35 A-SMGCS systems to the FAA as part of the Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) program.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
In A New Contract From Airservices Australia
September 15, 2006

This article details the wide area multilateration system that Sensis is providing to Airservices Australia to provide coverage between Launceton and Hobart Airports. Sensis Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) will provide en route surveillance with multilateration and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, with accuracy of better than 150 meters.

 

Chicago Tribune
High-Tech Guide Can Give Pilots Sound Advice
September 1, 2006
Jon Hilkevitch

Hilkevitch includes Sensis’ Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) program for the FAA in his article regarding runway safety efforts. ASDE-X is a surveillance system that gives air traffic controllers a complete view of the airport surface. Hilkevitch mentions ASDE-X safety alerting capabilities that alert air traffic controllers of potential incidents before they happen.

 

The Washington Post
Southwest Air at Dulles Begins…
August 3, 2006

The Washington Post details activities at airports surrounding Washington, D.C. The article mentions that Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport are slated to receive Sensis Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) system to help prevent runway collisions.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Heathrow Starts Tower Training
August 2006

Jane’s Airport Review provides an overview of London Heathrow Airport’s new control tower due to go into operation in 2007. Sensis Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) is currently providing surface surveillance to air traffic controllers in the existing control tower.

 

Aviation Daily
FAA Introduces Runway Safety System at Atlanta, St. Louis
July 12, 2006

Aviation Daily announces that ASDE-X (airport surface detection equipment, model X) is operational at Atlanta and St. Louis airports. There are 10 airports that have ASDE-X installed and the system is operating at seven airports. The FAA plans to install ASDE-X at 35 major airports. ASDE-X uses a variety of surveillance sources to give controllers better situational awareness including radar, multilateration and Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B). ASDE-X also includes a runway incursion alerting system known as Safety Logic.

Airservices Australia signed an agreement with Sensis to add Advanced –Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems (A-SMGCS) to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney airports. Along with A-SMGCS, Sensis is also supplying AsA with its surface movement radar, SMRi, and 60 VeeLo units that will be used to help track ground vehicles.

ASDE-X and Sensis A-SMGCS will enhance operational efficiency and safety in all weather conditions at these airports.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
Australia’s Three Busiest Airports
July 10, 2006

Aviation Week & Space Technology highlights Sensis’ contract to provide Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems (A-SMGCS) at three of Australia’s busiest airports. The system will improve safety and along with other systems, improve low-visibility landing capability. Under an agreement signed by Airservices Australia, Sydney and Melbourne airports will receive A-SMGCS first, followed by Brisbane. The agreement includes 15 years of service and support. In addition to the three Australian airports, Sensis is also providing its A-SMGCS at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
Now See This
April 17, 2006
David Hughes

Aviation Week & Space Technology features Sensis’ Advanced – Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India – the first A-SMGCS system in the country. The system provides air traffic controllers with a robust picture of the airport surface in all weather conditions. Hughes explains that Sensis A-SMGCS will allow IGI to accommodate the recent increase in traffic and will also allow the airport to better maintain capacity in the foggy winter season. Sensis A-SMGCS is being deployed to 36 airports worldwide. The system at New Delhi is scheduled to be operational in 2006.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Sensis Unveils New Surface Movement Radar
April 1, 2006

Jane’s highlights Sensis SMRi, an x-band surface movement radar with open-architecture design featuring high resolution and advanced signal-processing, which detects and tracks aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface. Even in the most challenging weather conditions, Sensis SMRi has been proven to provide accurate target detection without false alarms. The FAA has ordered 12 Sensis SMRi for the ASDE-X airports.

 

Aviation International News
Private Firms Plan for Gradual Equipment Transition
April 2006
Bernard Fitzsimons

Aviation International News details Sensis’ advances in Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) in anticipation of future National Airspace System-wide implementation of the technology. Fitzsimons explains that Sensis’ focus is to support the development of a “transformative infrastructure” that allows for new ADS-B technology functionality to be implemented seamlessly as the system evolves. Sensis is developing ADS-B security enhancements that permit identification of the pilot, aircraft and flight path and encryption of this information. Sensis is also working on a transactional datalink with larger bandwidth to facilitate the exchange of flight information and ultimately to negotiate 4-D trajectories. Fitzsimons explains that the potential benefit of these enhancements include fuel savings and on time arrivals. Sensis currently has more than 500 ADS-B sensors deployed worldwide.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
US Crunches the Numbers Before Committing to ADS-B
February 2006

The February 2006 issue of Jane’s Airport Review highlights the FAA’s efforts toward nationwide deployment of Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) nationwide. The article notes that Sensis Corporation currently has ADS-B ground stations deployed in Alaska, North Dakota, Arizona, Florida and in the Washington D.C. area. Also, the FAA is deploying Sensis’ ASDE-X system, which supports 1090 ADS-B, to 35 airports. At the 11 ASDE-X airports currently operational or are undergoing installation, there are 140 ADS-B-equipped units.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
Network-Centric Architecture Key to Modernizing U.S. Air Traffic System
January 30, 2006
David Hughes

A recent article published in Aviation Week and Space Technology highlights the future of air traffic control networks and the benefits of having network-centric systems. A network-centric structure enables data to be shared throughout each system, crossing organizational boundaries. The article quotes Marc Viggiano, President of Sensis Air Traffic Systems, “the network-centric approach to ATC makes sense as an end-state system. It has huge benefits.” This system would provide air traffic controllers with a common operating picture. The ultimate objective of network-centric ATC is to drive information and decision-making “to the edge of the network,” Viggiano said. “And, ultimately, the edges of the network are the aircraft themselves.”

 

 

2005

The Post-Standard Syracuse
She’s One of a Kind Around Here; Chief Learning Officer Terry Flynn Works to Develop Sensis Corp.’s Work Force
December 18, 2005

The Post-Standard Syracuse features Sensis Corporation’s Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Terry Flynn and highlights her role as CLO. Flynn defines her position at Sensis as being concentrated on strategic training and organization design, weaving human performance and organizational components together. Flynn works with managers to help structure their group and achieve corporate goals. Her objective is to learn the correct formula for corporate strategy and how to stay on the forefront of the air traffic and air defense industry.

“Our corporate goal, and certainly as an imperative for survival, is we want to be as innovative as possible.” said Flynn. Her most recent focus has been fostering an entrepreneurial spirit within Sensis by developing a learning course for employees, in cooperation with Syracuse University, to foster this passion.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
ATM Spending Falls Further
December 2005

Philip Butterworth-Hayes attributes the decline of spending on air traffic management systems for the second consecutive year in part to new and more affordable surveillance systems. He identifies Sensis Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) as an example of a low cost surveillance system and mentions that MDS is operational at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, London Heathrow, Geneva, Innsbruck, Vienna and Zurich airports. MDS is also currently being deployed to 35 U.S. airports and Amsterdam Schiphol, Brussels and Frankfurt airports. Further, Butterworth-Hayes discusses new airport technologies that use the internet and mentions Sensis Aerobahn airport operations management system as an example. Aerobahn allows users to monitor, collect, analyze and share performance data for more informed decision making.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Lands First Flight
November 1, 2005

Jane’s highlights the first flight landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport, in Bangkok, September 29, 2005. The article notes that Sensis Corporation provides multilateration ground surveillance equipment for the airport.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Shared Data Boosts Capacity
November 1, 2005

This article spotlights the importance of airport collaborative decision making (CDM) and details that the sharing of up-to-date information by operators, airlines, ground handlers and air traffic control results in highly accurate decision making and quality information. The article mentions that Sensis Aerobahn provides situational awareness, traffic analysis functions and movement statistics to support CDM. It also notes that the system is deployed at Frankfurt for this purpose.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
US Adds Surveillance to Runway Safety
October 1, 2005

The October 2005 issue of Jane’s Airport Review highlights the installation of the FAA’s ASDE-X program led by Sensis Corporation. The article describes how the ASDE-X system architecture allows for air traffic controllers to view the position of aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface. The program is scheduled to be installed in 34 airports across the U.S. Currently, the program has been installed at General Mitchell International, Orlando International, TF Green Airports Rhode Island and Lambert St. Louis International.

The article also describes a number of FAA ordered system enhancements, such as incursion safety alerts, the ability to add surveillance data sources, remote display processing, and data distribution enhancements. The FAA also is considering adding a tool that would alert controllers of potential collisions.

 

The New York Times
Recordings Reveal Confusion In Near Collision at Kennedy
August 24, 2005

The New York Times further reports on an incursion at Kennedy International Airport that occurred July 6, 2005. Israel Airlines crew missed their turnoff and positioned the plane and its 262 passengers on a runway as a DC-8 cargo plane was taking off. The cargo plane was able to take off, barely missing Israir. Barrett Byrnes, president of the local chapter of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association believes updating Kennedy’s current radar sensors would solve these near collisions. Currently, Kennedy relies on a radar system called Airport Surface Detection Equipment (ASDE) which provides only primary radar surveillance data. An improved upon version of ASDE, Sensis Corporation’s ASDE-X, provides both primary and secondary radar data for a comprehensive picture of the airport surface and is proposed as a solution.

 

Air Transport World
Keeping the Traffic Moving
August, 2005

Sensis’ Airport Automation Tools are highlighted in the August issue of Air Transport World. The article describes QuickView, TaxiView and OpsView and lists customers such as Fraport and Northwest Airlines. Marc Viggiano refers to a joint study by the FAA, NASA and Northwest which found a savings of 2,500 hours per year of outbound taxi time by using Sensis automation tools. The article notes that this is good news for airlines, which lose $3 billion annually to flight delays.

Additionally, the article notes that the Sensis Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System is being deployed at more than 30 U.S. airports.

 

The New York Times
Facing Peril on Ground at J.F.K.
August 1, 2005
Matt Wald

The New York Times reports that the risk of incursion is an increasing concern today, as air traffic is continually increasing. Although airports like Kennedy International Airport provide many visual warning clues such as signage, lighting, color and number coded runways, and all intersections are marked with blinking lights, incursions still occur. Recently, on July 6, 2004, an Israir passenger plane, unfamiliar with Kennedy, missed the taxiway and nearly collided with a DC-8 cargo plane. Fortunately, the cargo pilot was able to react quickly and take off seconds before the planes collided, missing each other by less than 100 ft. These errors occur a few times a year, mostly in poor weather conditions.

Two new systems could cut this risk. Currently, Kennedy relies on a radar system called Airport Surface Detection Equipment (ASDE) which provides only primary radar surveillance data. An improved upon version of ASDE, called ASDE-X, provides both primary and secondary radar data for a comprehensive picture of the airport surface. Sensis Corporation is the prime contractor for ASDE-X, with systems already installed at five U.S. airports

Marc Viggiano, president of the air traffic systems at Sensis Corporation, is quoted in regard to the challenge of securing ground surveillance information for all areas of the airport surface – “Airports have a lot of obstructions, including aircraft, terminals and other buildings. It’s almost impossible to have a single site that sees a whole airport.” However, the article notes that with multiple sensors, the ASDE-X system can literally see around corners.

The article further identifies that Sensis is designing a computer that would be an early warning sign to an incursion, recognizing a plane’s proper taxi route and sounding an alarm when a pilot has breeched his proper course. Additionally, the article notes that For the Alaskan terrain, Sensis provides transceivers for small planes to detect one another called Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) which uses satellite data each plane uses to determine its position and broadcast that information to all other planes.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
In Brief – Australia Commissions ADS-B
July 2005

Jane’s Airport Review details Bundaburg, Australia’s use of Sensis 1090ES Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Ground Based Transceivers (GBTs) for airspace surveillance and separation. With the deployment of the GBTs, Airservices Australia has received approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia to use a minimum separation distance of five nautical miles between ADS-B-equipped aircraft. This is the first operational use in the world of 1090 ES ADS-B for this purpose. The article also notes that Sensis provides ADS-B GBTs that support the Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) datalink for the FAA’s Capstone program, which precedes the Australia deployment as the first use of any type of ADS-B anywhere for airspace surveillance and separation.

 

Avionics
Seagull Acquisition
July 2005

Avionics Magazine highlights Sensis Corporation’s acquisition of Seagull Technology. Seagull Technology is an engineering firm specializing in transportation, information, and control system technology for the aerospace industry. Seagull, located in Campbell, California, has become Sensis Corporation Seagull Technology Center.

 

Avionics
New At Sensis
June 2005

Avionics Magazine details Sensis’ recent program developments, including the recent contract to expand London Heathrow Airport’s Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) system and Sensis’ delivery of Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) ground stations for the FAA’s Capstone program. The company delivered 78 universal access transceiver ADS-B ground stations for the program in Alaska. At London Heathrow, Sensis was contracted to expand the surface surveillance system to cover the area around the new air traffic control tower.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
Britain’s National Air Traffic Services, Ltd.
May 16, 2005
David Hughes

David Hughes provides an overview of Sensis’ contract with Britain’s National Air Traffic Services to expand Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) at London Heathrow Airport. In addition to providing surface surveillance to the airport’s runways, taxiways and gate areas, Sensis MDS will cover the area surrounding a new air traffic control tower that will open in 2006.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Sensis Wins Remote Control
May 2005

Jane’s details recent Sensis milestones, including the acquisition of Seagull Technology, whose customers including the FAA, the Joint Planning and Development Office, and NASA; and the FAA contract to a provide remote control and monitoring system for Sensis ADS-B ground stations deployed in Alaska as part of the Capstone program.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Frankfurt Tackles Capacity
May 2005
Jenny Beechener

This article describes the programs to improve runway capacity and airfield operations at Frankfurt Airport, which served more than 50 million passengers in 2004, setting a new annual passenger record and highlighting an impending capacity squeeze. The precision approach monitoring trial using ground surveillance monitors and Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) to create an accurate picture of aircraft targets in the vicinity of the airport is one of Fraport’s programs. MDS offers position update rates of one per second, compared with one per 4.8 seconds from existing radar. “As a result, existing separation of 2.5 nm on final approach could be reduced to 2 nm, raising capacity.” DFS is evaluating to what extent this can be used to optimize operations in the terminal environment.

 

ATCA Headline News
Former NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe Joins Sensis Corporation’s Board of Directors
April 18, 2005

The article details Sean O’Keefe’s accomplishments upon his appointment to Sensis’ Board of Directors. As National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator, O’Keefe led the agency during the Columbia tragedy and was instrumental in establishing the Columbia Accident Investigation Board and embracing the Return to Flight recommendations. Jud Gostin Sensis Corporation’s CEO & Board Chairman is quoted, “he is a proven leader and innovator, and his guidance will help to ensure Sensis’ continued success.”

 

Aviation Daily
Sensis Enters ATM Simulation Arena With Acquisition Of Seagull Technology
Adrian Schofield
April 8, 2005

Aviation Daily provides an overview of Sensis’ acquisition of Seagull Technology, a decision that adds “important ATM simulation and modeling abilities.” The acquisition strengthens Sensis’ existing programs by adding the capability to perform air space modeling and determine how the system affects operations. Further, these capabilities will enable Sensis to expand into new businesses. Seagull will be renamed the Sensis Corp. Seagull Technology Center.

In addition to the Seagull acquisition, Aviation Daily details the important recent developments for Sensis’ work on FAA’s Capstone program in Alaska. The agency recently awarded Sensis a contract to provide a remote control and maintenance system for Capstone’s ground-based transceiver (GBT) network. Sensis has also delivered to FAA 78 universal access transceiver (UAT) Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast GBTs, which are being installed at sites around Alaska.

 

ATCA Headline News
Sensis Corporation to Acquire Seagull Technology
April 6, 2005

The article describes Sensis’ definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Seagull Technology, an engineering firm specializing in transportation, information, and control system technology for the aerospace industry. Jud Gostin is quoted, “[Seagull's] modeling and simulation ability combined with Sensis’ hands-on experience in deploying air traffic control systems domestically and abroad will enable us to provide even greater value to our customers. Additionally, Seagull’s experience with navigation systems strategically expands Sensis’ technology portfolio.”

Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Campbell, CA; Seagull has approximately 40 employees. With the acquisition, Seagull will remain in Campbell, CA, and become Sensis Corporation Seagull Technology Center. The Technology Center will also retain its satellite office in Hampton, VA.

 

Flight International
Sensis Hands Over ADS-B Ground Stations in Capstone Program
April 5, 2005

Flight International highlights Sensis’ recent achievements for the FAA’s Capstone program in Alaska, including the delivery of the initial shipment of Universal Access Transceiver Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) ground-based transceivers to Capstone and the FAA’s Safe Flight 21 program. Capstone was initiated to reduce aircraft accidents in Alaska where terrain and weather are challenging and radar coverage is limited. ADS-B is used for position determination, as well as the broadcast of traffic, graphical weather and other aeronautical data.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Wider Surveillance
April 2005

This article details Innsbruck Airport’s operational use of Sensis MDS for enhanced terminal and approach surveillance in February. The system provides coverage 30 nm. east and 20 nm. west of the airport and has proven to be a cost-effective alternative to traditional radar in the mountains.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
Austro Control Aims To Expand Use of Multilateration
March 7, 2005

David Hughes details how Austria’s air navigation service provider, Austro Control, hopes to, “expand on the success of multilateration control of terminal airspace at Innsbruck Airport and reduce its dependence on radar for surveillance of en route traffic in the region.” Heinz Bartacek, Austro Control’s ATC technology manager, says his organization is proposing that multilateration be used to cover all of southern Germany, western Austria and eastern Switzerland. It would cost a “fraction” of the price of radar to install and operate multilateration systems, he says, and the technique has “great advantages” in areas with tricky installation problems, such as in mountainous terrain.

Hughes notes that, “the Sensis multilateration system at Innsbruck allows controllers in the airport tower to monitor traffic more precisely and with faster updates than by using radar.” Heinz Bartacek explains that, “multilateration is also more accurate–fixing an aircraft’s position within 60 meters (196 ft.) in the air, versus 120 meters (393 ft.) for radar. Multilateration captures aircraft on the ground within seven meters as they are moving slowly in close proximity to sensors.”

Further, Hughes describes the benefits of the Sensis multilateration system to the airport. Prior to installation, Innsbruck could accept just one aircraft arrival at a time. Only after the first one landed could a second be cleared to descend into the valley. Today, controllers can know with precision the position of all aircraft in the area, so it’s possible to direct several simultaneously. Now the airport can operate safely handling 10 aircraft per hour, twice the previous limit.

 

Avionics
Multilateration’s Alpine Leap Forward
March 2005

George Marsh describes the evolution of multilateration technology beginning with the first operational multilateration system for ground surveillance at London-Heathrow Airport and its use at additional European airports including Charles de Gaulle, Zurich, Geneva and Brussels, all multilateration systems provided by Sensis. Marsh comments, “multilateration’s ability to improve the control of aircraft and vehicle movements on the ground has earned it respect on the continent.” He details the expanded use of multilateration for terminal area and en route surveillance at Innsbruck Airport, Austria, also provided by Sensis Corporation. Johann Zemsky, Austro Control’s COO, is quoted, “MDS [Multistatic Dependent Surveillance] enables us to meet our current surveillance needs and has the flexibility to grow with our Airport.” Sensis is mentioned as a multilateration “pioneer,” also providing the FAA with the Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X multilateration system.

 

Aviation Daily
Sensis MDS Helps Innsbruck Airport Solve Surveillance Problems
February 11, 2005

Aviation Daily provides an overview of Sensis’ recent milestones including Austria’s Innsbruck Airport beginning operational use of Sensis’ multistatic dependent surveillance (MDS) multilateration system for enhanced terminal and approach surveillance. MDS offers coverage 30 nm east and 20nm west of the airport within a 350-square-nm total coverage area. MDS gives controllers a surveillance picture with an accuracy of seven meters on the runway and taxiway and 60m in the air. Johann Zemsky, chief operating officer of Austro Control is quoted, “Sensis designed a cost-effective system that optimizes coverage within the valley and is scalable to increase the coverage area in the future, if required.” The article also mentions that Zurich and Geneva airports began operational use of Sensis MDS systems for surface surveillance.

Further, Aviation Daily highlights, “another recent success for Sensis in the U.S.” – a five-year contract awarded by Northwest to provide Aerobahn service at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport and continue the service at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW). At DTW, the Aerobahn Traffic Monitor is the primary tool used by Northwest ramp controllers to manage traffic into and out of the ramp area. The airport automation system is also used extensively during deicing.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
Zurich and Geneva Airports
January 24, 2005

This article details the effectiveness of Sensis Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) multilateration system, which recently became operational at Zurich and Geneva International Airports for surface surveillance. Data are fused from the MDS system and surface movement radars to provide a display for controllers that is accurate within 10 meters.

 

Air Traffic Management’s ATM Week
MDS System in Operation at Suisse Airports
January 21, 2005

This article highlights Sensis’ announcement that two airports in Switzerland, Zurich and Geneva, are using the Multistatic Dependent Surveillance system operationally. The system, with its one second update rate, provides air traffic controllers a surface surveillance picture to help improve safety, efficiency and capacity.

 

Airline Industry Information
Swiss Airports Select Sensis’ Multistatic Dependent Surveillance System
January 18, 2005

Airline Industry Information provides an overview of the new Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) system that is now operational in Zurich and Geneva. Sensis’ MDS detects and tracks the movement of air traffic vehicles based on their transponder signals. The system is effective regardless of the weather conditions.

 

ATCA Bulletin
Corporate Member News
January 2005

This article details Zurich and Geneva International Airports operational use of Sensis’ Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) system for surface surveillance on the runways, taxiways and gate areas. Sensis partnered with Park Air Systems, provider of the display systems including data fusion between the MDS and surface movement radars.

 

 

2004

WAER (NPR)
Local Programming during Morning Edition
December 23, 2004

Peggy Dudarchik, Sensis’ Vice President of Human Resources, spoke with WAER regarding the role of technology companies in our Central New York community and the challenges involved in recruiting individuals to work in the area. Peggy described some of the draws of the region that potential employees find appealing (great outdoor activities, good school districts).

 

International Airport Review
Sensis Multilateration Technology Supports PRM Accuracy at Frankfurt Airport
Issue 3

This article describes Frankfurt Airport’s test and evaluation program of Sensis’ multilateration system for Precision Runway Monitoring (PRM). As air traffic continues to rebound in both Europe and the U.S., airports are striving for ways to increase capacity. One method which is being proven effective is the use of PRM for improved arrival rates. Over a six-month period, Sensis’ multilateration system will monitor the approaches on two parallel runways to determine if the increased accuracy and capabilities of a multilateration system allows a reduction in separation of inbound traffic.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Surveillance System Surfaces
November 2004

Jane’s Airport Review highlights Sensis’ achieving the operational milestone for its Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) multilateration system at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). The system gives air traffic controllers aircraft position and identity information once per second. MDS is used for ground surveillance of approximately 1,370 aircraft movements per day, or 500,000 annually. Aéroports de Paris’ Jean-Pierre Cochet is quoted, “the one-second update rate and high accuracy of MDS enables CDG to maintain its rate of ground movements regardless of weather conditions.” The article also mentions that Vienna International Airport has achieved the operational milestone.

 

Avionics
Vienna Advancement
November 2004

Avionics highlights that Vienna International Airport in Austria, has been using Sensis’ Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) system for surface surveillance, greatly increasing throughput. In the first six months of 2004 the airport handled 1 million more passengers than during the same period in 2003. The article also mentions that Sensis’ MDS system at Charles de Gaulle Airport is also operational for surface surveillance.

 

Air Traffic Management
Sensis Teams Up With Austro Control
Fall 2004

Air Traffic Management provides an overview of Sensis’ new European Depot. Sensis’ partner, Austro Control, will provide technical support assistance and spare parts storage to Sensis’ European Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) system customers. 24 hour technical support will be made available to European customers both via the company’s U.S. Response Center and the European Depot. The article quotes Sensis Air Traffic Systems Division President, Marc Viggiano, as saying, “as the Air Navigation Service Provider for Austria, Austro Control has extensive experience operating and maintaining CNS/ATM equipment. As a result they have a special understanding of customer needs and expectations. This, coupled with our strong relationship, developed during the successful development and installation of A-SMGCS systems at Vienna International Airport and Innsbruck Airport, will enable us to provide our customers seamless service.”

 

Post-Standard Syracuse Business
Cluster the intelligence – MDA matchmaking hopes to develop growth
October 12, 2004
Rick Moriarty

Rick Moriarty details the addition of information technology to the list of industry clusters that the Metropolitan Development Association considers to have the greatest potential for growth in the central upstate region. Sensis is mentioned as a local company with expertise in information technology.

 

Aviation Daily
Sensis Corp.
October 8, 2004
Adrian Schofield

Adrian Schofield details the accuracy of Sensis’ Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) system, which recently became operational at Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport. The system provides accurate ground radar coverage to within 7.5 meters, far exceeding ground radar accuracy of 12 meters. CDG is the third busiest airport in Europe, handling 1,370 aircraft movements a day. Sensis’ MDS is a transponder multilateration system, using nonrotating sensors to detect and track the movement of aircraft or vehicles based on their transponder signals. The article also mentions that MDS was introduced operationally at Vienna Airport.

 

Aviation Week’s Airports
Companies and Contracts
October 5, 2004

This article describes Sensis’ airport surveillance system, Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS), which began live operational use at Charles de Gaulle Airport. The multilateration system gives air traffic controllers aircraft position and identity information once per second, and the MDS system “also provides supplemental coverage in areas not covered by ground radar.” At Charles de Gaulle, MDS is used for ground surveillance of about 500,000 aircraft movements annually. MDS, a transponder multilateration system, uses low-cost, nonrotating sensors to track the movement of aircraft or vehicles based on their transponder signals.

 

ATCA Bulletin
Corporate Member News
October 2004

The ATCA Bulletin details contract news regarding Sensis’ Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) systems. The article describes Sensis’ new European Depot as a measure that augments European customer support. Sensis is partnering with Austro Control to implement the Depot. Also mentioned is the operational milestone of Sensis’ MDS system at Vienna International Airport, Austria, which is using MDS for surface surveillance and that in the first six months of 2004. The airport achieved an increase of 14.3% in flight movements in the first half of 2004.

 

Air Transport World
Other News
September 22, 2004

Air Transport World details the use of Sensis’ Multistatic Dependent Surveillance system at Vienna International Airport, which is now operational for ground surveillance. The multilateration system, which provides high accuracy, high reliability surveillance data regardless of weather conditions, has aided the airport in safely increasing throughput.

Coverage also appeared in Airline Industry News and on News 10 Now.

 

Aviation Daily
Sensis to Deliver First of New Capstone Transceivers This Month; ASDE-X Deployment Ramps Up
September 10, 2004
Adrian Schofield

Adrian Schofield provides an overview of Sensis’ program activities, including ASDE-X, Capstone and MDS, highlighting Sensis’ delivery of the first UAT GBTs to the Capstone program and Innsbruck Airport’s (Austria) use of Sensis’ MDS in lieu of terminal radar. The article quotes Sensis Air Traffic Systems Division President Marc Viggiano as saying that he is “proud of the performance record” of the ASDE-X program reaching an in-service decision only three years after Sensis being awarded the contract.

 

Post-Standard Syracuse
Sensis to Work on NATO Integration Joint Venture
August 12, 2004

This article details the contract Sensis received from Air Command Systems International (ACSI) to upgrade 30-year-old medium powered radars in NATO’s Air Command and Control System. The ACSI project will enable NATO’s European members to integrate their air traffic control, surveillance, air mission control and airspace management into a seamless system. Sensis will begin the project by upgrading radars in Italy and Belgium; this may be followed by upgrades for 20 additional radars.

Coverage also appeared in Homeland Security & Defense and on the television stations WIXT and WSTM.

 

Post-Standard Syracuse
New Trade Group Boosts CNY’s Medical Technology
July 22, 2004

This article describes the formation of CNY MedTech, a non profit trade association, by Sensis and three other CNY companies. CNY MedTech will offer companies opportunities to share ideas on new technologies that organizers hope will lead to new products and, eventually, more jobs. The article quotes MDA President Irwin Davis, “[CNY MedTech] is a major step toward implementing the strategy proposed by the MDA’s Essential New York Initiative.” The Iniative strategy is to transform CNY into a knowledge based economy.

Coverage also appeared on television stations News 10 Now, WIXT, WSTM, WTVH and on radio station WRVO.

 

Aviation Daily
FAA Contract Value Could Reach $590 Million, CSC Says
July 7, 2004
Adrian Schofield

Adrian Schofield describes the Traffic Flow Management contract won by the Computer Sciences Corporation-led team that includes Sensis. The $589 million contract is for the development of an advanced computer platform that uses nationwide air traffic data as a tool to predict when scheduled flights exceed available routes and capacity.

Coverage also appeared in ATCA Headline News, Federal Computer Week, Fox Carolina, Inside FAA, interestalert.com, techweb.com and washingtontechnology.com.

 

Airport Magazine
Winter Operations: Keeping Track
July/August 2004
John Croft

John Croft notes the advantages of Sensis’ ASDE-X system when tracking aircraft on the airport surface – especially those maneuvering through hazardous conditions. Using General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee, as an example, he asserts that ASDE-X provides a better overall picture of airport operations by integrating airborne targets with aircraft and other transponder-equipped vehicles on the ground. Croft mentions Sensis’ vehicle tracking system, VeeLo, as an example of transponder technology that aids in airport operations by providing asset tracking.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
Surface Surveillance Technology Adds Safety Margin for Flights in Hazardous Terrain
June 14, 2004
Bruce Nordwall

In Aviation Week, Bruce Nordwall describes the advantages of Sensis’ Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) system for tracking aircraft in the vicinity of Innsbruck Airport (Austria). Innsbruck Airport lies at the end of a narrow valley and experiences frequent unfavorable weather conditions that complicate arrivals and departures.

Norwall delineates the differences between the use of instrument conditions, which lacks the ability to separate aircraft within 20 nautical miles of the airport, and Sensis’ MDS, which provides an affordable, accurate alternative to radar. MDS updates aircraft locations once per second, calculating their positions in three dimensions with their identifications. Airborne accuracy in the Innsbruck terminal area is 30 meters or better in the 15 X 40 nautical mile valley, and airplanes have been tracked out to 160 nmi.

Austro Control will also implement Sensis’ vehicle location unit, VeeLo to provide ground surveillance at Innsbruck in order to decrease the risk of vehicle runway incursions as well as improve efficiency in dispatch and vehicle fleet management.

 

Air Transport World
Vehicle Tracking Systems Come of Age
June 2004
John Croft

John Croft highlights technologies that aid airport vehicles in avoiding collision hazards (of the 324 close calls recorded by FAA in the U.S. last year, airport vehicles or pedestrians were responsible for 20% of the incidents). He describes Sensis’ VeeLo technology, the rationale for its development, features and customers. Croft explains that the technology offers safety advantages of avoiding an active runway and operational efficiencies of knowing the exact location of a vehicle.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Ground Control
April 2004
David Rider

David Rider discusses the new release of Sensis’ Aerobahn toolbox, technology for airport and airline users that enables proactive, tactical management of airport airside operations. The new release is designed to provide additional visibility into critical airside operations and streamline information display and analysis. The article mentions that Sensis is partnering with NavControl to provide Aerobahn to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, and that Aeroports de Paris would begin a 90-day trial at the airport to measure operations, with a focus on occupancy times in key locations.

 

Aviation International News
FAA Plans First ADS-B Operations by the End of 2004
April 2004
John Sheridan

John Sheridan describes the FAA’s approach to NAS-wide ADS-B coverage – one of building up “pockets of implementation” at points where the system can produce immediate user benefits, and then slowly expanding the pockets until nationwide coverage is achieved by 2012. Sheridan details the FAA’s ADS-B implementation efforts, including the Alaska Region Capstone Program, the Gulf of Mexico Helicopter In-Flight Testing Program and the Prescott, Ariz., and Daytona Beach, Fla. campuses of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). He indicates that Sensis is the ADS-B ground station provider for these critical projects. The chair of flight training at ERAU Prescott describes ADS-B as having “phenomenal capability,” and said that “successful implementation in Arizona and Florida could convince the FAA to complete the installation of ground stations throughout the country.”

 

Aviation International News
Runway Incursions Still Plague Operations
April 2004
John Sheridan

John Sheridan recounts the 2001 runway collision in Milan as an example of what can happen during taxiing on the runway surface, “the most hazardous phase of flight.” With the recent release of the FAA’s Runway Safety Report, which delineated the need for further solutions to runway incursions, officials are searching for new technologies that will minimize the problem. ASDE-X, a turnkey air traffic management system of which Sensis is the prime contractor, is described as a “vast improvement,” due to its use of the highly accurate X-band radar and multilateration technology.

 

Airport Business
Tracking All Movement
March 2004
Jodi Richards

Jodi Richards highlights Sensis’ FAA contract to install its ASDE-X system at 34 airports, and the Sensis ASDE-X system at General Mitchell International Airport (Milwaukee). Richards details the hardware and software of the ASDE-X system, its design flexibility that enables it to meet the needs of each airport, and its implementation at General Mitchell. An FAA spokesperson states that Sensis’ ASDE-X system at General Mitchell focuses on ensuring a safer environment.

 

Airport Business
The Potential of ASDE-X
March 2004
Jodi Richards

Jodi Richards focuses on ASDE-X technology, its current applications administered by the Federal Aviation Administration, and its untapped capability to monitor gate movements and to address airline and airport efficiency and capacity issues. The article quotes Sensis Air Traffic Systems Division President Marc Viggiano as saying that the data available to air traffic controllers from Sensis’ ASDE-X system would also be valuable to airline dispatchers.

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology
Laurels 2003
February 2, 2004

The magazine lists its 47th annual Aerospace Laurels selections, honoring those individuals and teams who made significant contributions to the international field of aerospace during 2003. Federal Aviation Administration project leader Vincent Capezzuto and his deputy Michael McNeill received a Government/Military Laurel for the development of the Airport Surveillance Detection Equipment – Model X System (ASDE-X). The article praises the ASDE-X system which was developed and implemented by Sensis Corporation.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Paris Steps Up Guidance
February 1, 2004
Jenny Beechener

This article outlines Aeroports de Paris’ (ADP) surface movement guidance program at Charles de Gaulle Airport. The article mentions that the French Aviation Authority has certified Sensis’ multilateration system, Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS), at the airport. It details how multilateration allows Charles de Gaulle to maintain capacity in low visibility.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
FAA Awards Capstone Expansion Contract
February 1, 2004
Wes Carleton

This Jane’s Airport Review article discusses the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Alaska Capstone Project and the Sensis contract to install 90 Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) ground station transmitter/receiver systems. The article details the 90 ground based receivers: 75 will be in the U.S.-developed Universal Access Transponder general aviation format operating at 978 MHz and 15 will be in the commercial airline 1090 ES.

Sensis’ ADS-B ground stations receive information transmitted by all aircraft in its vicinity and re-transmit it to distant air traffic control centers, either over satellite radio links or landlines. Carleton points out that that this is particularly valuable in less accessible regions such as Alaska where lower-flying aircraft are frequently below the center’s radar coverage.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
ATC Mulls Airline Demands
February 1, 2004
Phil Butterworth-Hayes

Phil Butterworth-Hayes provides an overview of the relationship between airlines, air navigation service providers, airports and industry in the development of CNS/ATM operations. Sensis Corporation’s Keith Tebby is quoted as saying that ADS-B network capital procurement and maintenance costs are lower than for conventional radar systems.

 

Jane’s Airport Review
Reaching a Wide Area – Wide-Area Multilateration is Winning Support Across Europe
June 1, 2004
Jenny Beechener

Jenny Beechener provides an overview of the success of Sensis’ MDS multilateration surveillance system at Innsbruck, Austria, and how the system meets the challenging terrain issues and provides better than expected accuracy according to Austro Control, Innsbruck Airport’s air navigation service provider. The article mentions that Sensis was selected to provide MDS to Innsbruck Airport and Vienna International Airport after Austro Control saw the system in operation at Frankfurt Airport and concluded that it provided service providers with heightened surveillance accuracy.

 

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