Besides communications and navigation, surveillance lies at the heart of air traffic management. The aim of all surveillance infrastructure is the provision of safe, efficient and cost-effective air navigation services. Optimised surveillance infrastructure allows routes to be brought closer together resulting in an increase of capacity.
Frequentis Comsoft – the competence centre for surveillance within the Frequentis Group – looks back on a long history of experience with the supply of innovative surveillance solutions.
The product portfolio includes ADS-B sensors, multilateration systems, surveillance data distribution and processing systems, and surveillance displays.
ADS-B & MLAT – Quadrant
The superior Quadrant ADS-B sensor is a lightweight and cost-efficient addition to conventional radars, allowing surveillance infrastructures to be increased without costly technological investments. ADS-B and Multilateration (MLAT) have become well established modern surveillance data sources, as coverage extension systems, as gap fillers or even as alternatives to SSR.
Quadrant is a forward-thinking surveillance solution able to provide ADS-B and MLAT on one single hardware platform by using advanced algorithms to provide independent, genuine 3D, position measurement using MLAT techniques. A single sensor allows surveillance coverage to be extended to areas where surveillance was previously unavailable. Adding additional sensors can inexpensively extend coverage further until overlapping surveillance allows the option to move to MLAT.
Surveillance Data Distribution – SDDS-NG
In ATC, the need to integrate an increasing number of surveillance systems is well-known. Due to changing technologies and additional surveillance data users, the necessary stability of surveillance distribution environments is at risk. SDDS-NG is a state-of-the-art solution for the easy and safe interconnection of any system that handles surveillance data. SDDS-NG is a safe and scalable solution, supporting for all current and future surveillance distribution needs by providing the single access point for surveillance data.
Surveillance Data Processing – Tracker
For over a decade, the company provides one of the most advanced and successful surveillance data processing systems worldwide. The surveillance processing system integrates all types of surveillance data sources and establishes a coherent and accurate air situation picture for downstream systems.
Surveillance Displays – ASD
Safe and efficient management of flights around aerodromes and en-route are dependent upon a real-time air traffic picture. ASD is a high-performance, flexible and configurable HMI providing seamless air/ground awareness for air traffic controllers and aerodrome flight information service officers.
The ASD consists of the main traffic window, enabling the controllers to stay focused on the traffic in the assigned area. Additional support sub-windows provide the right information at the right time, to significantly reduce controllers’ workload. The optimised design of the user interface reduces the controllers’ work load. It is designed by controllers for controllers, driven by ATC operational experts.
- ADS-B & MLAT – Quadrant
- Surveillance Data Distribution – SDDS-NG
- Surveillance Data Processing – Tracker
- Surveillance Display – ASD