Telephonics launched SkySearch 2020 as its latest secondary surveillance interrogator at the ATCA annual event in Washington in early October.
Following a technical refresh of the SkySearch 2000M Mode S Monopulse Secondary Surveillance (MSSR) radar, the new version requires a much smaller footprint and a tenth the power consumption of the previous model, said chief engineer Frank Messina. “It is a derivative of our secondary surveillance products, designed to last for 30 years,” he said.
SkySearch 2020 features a dual-channel redundant design with easy front access for maintenance, enabling operations staff to replace a part “within minutes”, Messina said. It processes MSSR and military data, supporting Modes 1, 2, 3/A, C, enhanced surveillance, as well as automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B).
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