Commercial

Sensis in Dubai, Australia

By Tish Drake | October 29, 2007

Sensis Corp., Syracuse, N.Y., said Dubai World Central International Airport will deploy the company’s multilateration surveillance system, Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS), for ground surveillance. Under construction south of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai World Central is projected to be the world's largest passenger and cargo hub with an annual capacity of more than 12 million tons of cargo and in excess of 120 million passengers. Dubai World Central is planned to have six parallel runways –– three on each side of a centrally located passenger complex. Additionally, each runway will have extended paved pathways on either side, which will allow aircraft to by-pass other runways and taxiways without disturbing aircraft movements. Initially, Sensis MDS will be deployed to cover the first runway and taxi areas as well as the apron and stand areas. Sensis said the system provides high-accuracy multilateration surveillance as well as the ability for future transition to Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). Also, this week, Sensis said Airservices Australia will deploy its Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) system for terminal airspace surveillance and precision approach monitoring at Sydney Airport.

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