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Saab Sensis Multilateration System Operational in Dubai

By Tish Drake | June 18, 2012
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Saab Sensis achieved operational status from the Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS) for its surface multilateration system at Dubai International Airport (DXB), providing surveillance of aircraft on the ground.

At DXB, Saab Sensis’ multilateration data is being fused with other surveillance sources into an Indra Navia Systems Advanced–Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS). The multilateration system covers runways, taxiways and gate areas of the airport. Saab Sensis multilateration uses multiple non-rotating sensors to triangulate aircraft location based on transponder signals. Additionally, each multilateration sensor deployed by Saab Sensis supports Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B).

“As the Middle East’s busiest airport, Dubai International demands reliable, proven technologies that ensure the safe operation of the airport and allows us to maximize efficiency,” said Yousuf Prizada, vice president, airfield and infrastructure, Dubai Aviation City Corp. Engineering Projects. “Saab Sensis multilateration fulfills our requirements for enhanced situational awareness across the entire growing airport.”

Almost 100 sites worldwide have chosen Saab Sensis multilateration to enhance safety, efficiency, capacity and cost savings through airport surface surveillance, wide area surveillance and airport surface management. In addition, the Saab Sensis conflict detection and alerting system, Safety Logic, is deployed in more than 45 airport surface movement guidance and control systems worldwide.

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