Sensis Part of FAA Runway Safety Program

By Tish Drake | July 13, 2009
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FAA selected a Low Cost Ground Surveillance (LCGS) system from Sensis Corp., Syracuse, N.Y., as part of its LCGS Pilot Program, a FAA initiative to reduce runway incursions at small- and medium-size airports. FAA has awarded contracts to multiple companies under the program to demonstrate their proposed solutions at one airport. Based on the results of these demonstrations, FAA may select one or more systems for deployment and operation at additional airports in the National Airspace System (NAS). Sensis will be deploying its initial system to Long Beach Airport, in Long Beach, Calif. Sensis’ LCGS system uses 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. The system, which is based on the ASDE-X system, also includes a Air Traffic Control Display certified to meet the National Air Traffic Controllers Association-approved FAA visual specification and is currently in operation at all ASDE-X airports.

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