"Saab is committed to improve aviation safety and efficiency. We view this airport surface surveillance capability milestone at San Francisco as another big step in helping us make that happen, and we look forward to continuing the work at more airports within the national airspace system in the U.S.," said Mike Gerry, head of Saab's Air Traffic Management product area.
SFO is the first of eight ASSC deployments planned by the FAA that will incorporate Saab's multilateration, safety logic conflict detection and alerting, air traffic controller working positions, and recording and playback functionality. ASSC processes Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) data along with other sensor sources to provide a single, fused view of the airport runways and taxiways. In addition, the flexible nature of the ASSC system architecture enables future airport surface safety enhancements, such as Runway Status Lights (RWSL), which is currently being deployed at SFO, and airport surface movement data distribution to other approved systems and users.
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