Easat Radar Systems Ltd (Stand S9-478) has recently completed the design and build of a Transportable MSSR Mode-S radar system, which will support safe and efficient airspace operations, for a major European Air Navigation Service provider.
The self-contained system will provide highly accurate air traffic surveillance, while minimising adverse impacts on airport operations, as legacy systems are decommissioned or repaired. The mobile solution can also be used as a gap filler or back-up system in emergency situations.
The Easat solution was selected due to its highly reliable system architecture, which can easily be configured upon reaching a new operational site. This, combined with a compact footprint and energy efficiency, allows the inclusion of various communication equipment plus two or more controller working positions to run a fully functional air traffic management (ATM) system. It can operate in standalone mode, linked into a fixed-site radar and AFTN/ATC network, or be fully autonomous via the remote control management system.
Easat’s system is contained within an integrated ISO 40ft trailer, towed by a standard civilian tractor unit. It features Easat’s proven M10S Mode-S MSSR radar system, connected to a secondary surveillance radar antenna, which is elevated using a hydraulic scissor lift.
This feeds information to the local maintenance positions and transmits target data via RF, optical and wired links. All power generation, hydraulics and cooling systems are mounted within the trailer to minimise the footprint.