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Dublin Airport Deploys MSS

By Tish Drake | February 21, 2007

The Irish Aviation Authority will deploy Era Corp.’s Multisensor Surveillance System (MSS) at the Dublin airport. MSS combines surveillance techniques for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) and multilateration. Era, formerly Rannoch Corp., said the system provides higher accuracy, greater update rates, better coverage and improved reliability when compared to conventional radar, and will do so at a much lower initial cost and with lower annual maintenance costs. The deployment of this technology is another step in the authority’s plan to accommodate growing passenger traffic at the airport. In recent years, the Irish Aviation Authority invested more than $130 million for new and improved infrastructure. Dublin’s investment has yielded a new terminal and piers with additional apron space, which requires an accurate and comprehensive surveillance solution. Dublin has additional infrastructure plans, including parallel runways, so the flexibility of a multilateration solution was an important consideration for future growth. Era’s MSS technology is deployed at airports in Copenhagen, Munich, Singapore, Madrid and Beijing. For related news

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