The surface multilateration system from Sensis Corp., of Syracuse, N.Y., is now operational at London Stansted Airport, the company said Monday.
“Controllers at Stansted now have the same surveillance capabilities as Heathrow and Gatwick to effectively and safely manage surface traffic in all weather,” said Alistair Clark, NATS program manager. “Additionally, using the same surveillance platform across three key airports is cost-effective for NATS as it simplifies training and maintenance.”
Sensis multilateration uses multiple low-maintenance, non-rotating sensors to triangulate aircraft and vehicle locations based on transponder signals. Air traffic controllers at the airport use the system to monitor the movement of aircraft and vehicles on the airport’s runways, taxiways and stand areas.
Almost 100 sites worldwide have chosen Sensis multilateration to enhance safety, efficiency, capacity and cost savings through airport surface surveillance, wide area surveillance and airport surface management.