Austro Control uses nation-wide wide area multilateration system from Saab

1 April 2014

Defense and security company Saab said it has announced that Austro Control, the air navigation service provider for Austria, has placed into operation its nation-wide wide area multilateration (WAM) system from Saab.

The WAM system, covering six Terminal Maneuvering Areas and the entire Austrian FIR plus a zone of 40NM in high density airspace, provides Austro Control controllers with highly accurate, one-second update rate surveillance of flights.

The WAM system is comprised of numerous sensors deployed throughout the country and a central processing system that provides data directly to Eurocontrol´s Air Traffic Management SuRveillance Tracker and Server (ARTAS) where ARTAS correlates WAM data with data from existing radars for a fused output. The WAM system provides one-second surveillance update, an improvement over secondary surveillance radar´s four second update rate. The initial operational use of the system is in the en-route airspace; the terminal area coverage volumes are expected to be integrated into full operational status in 2014.

Saab provides the global defense and aviation markets with advanced sensor technologies, next-generation radars, automation, and modeling and simulation solutions. It serves military, civil aviation, airport and airline customers in more than 40 countries across six continents. Its website is at www.saabgroup.com, www.saabgroup.com/Twitter, and www.saabgroup.com/YouTube.

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