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Leonardo subsidiary launches new ADS-B ground station

23 November 2017

Selex ES Inc, the US subsidiary of Leonardo, unveiled its latest multilateration (MLAT) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) ground station in October 2017 at the ATCA convention in Washington DC.

The 3400 Multi Sensor Surveillance System (MSSS) combines Selex ES technology from its Model 3300 MLAT/ADS-B Radio, currently installed across the United States, with the ADAM/MXC system from Leonardo that is in service at multiple overseas locations.Leonardo subsidiary Selex ES launched the 3400 Multi Sensor Surveillance System (MSSS) in October, combining features from its US ADS-B ground station and international models, with first production units expected from the US plant in 2018. (Leonardo)Leonardo subsidiary Selex ES launched the 3400 Multi Sensor Surveillance System (MSSS) in October, combining features from its US ADS-B ground station and international models, with first production units expected from the US plant in 2018. (Leonardo)

First production units from the Selex ES factory in Kansas are due by the end of 2017, ahead of field tests in early 2018. The company plans to supply customers worldwide. “We are talking to two or three initial customers and have identified a launch site for initial validation in central Europe,” said Radzi Buckman, vice-president of business development.

“We are drawing from two proven systems,” he explained to Jane’s . “We are combining the software heritage of the Federal Aviation Administration’s [FAA’s] ADS-B programme, in addition to ADS-B and multilateration experience acquired in the international domain.”

As a result, the unit already complies with EUROCAE ED-129, and it also meets ICAO and Eurocontrol requirements.

The 3400 MSSS is an all-weather solution that can be installed on a pole mount or a standard 19-inch (48 cm) rack configuration, and it is scalable for redundant or single-string applications. The power system architecture supports solar, diesel, or AC power supply. The 3400 MSSS supports AeroMACS, copper, and fibre optic telecommunications options.

In addition to supplying a large percentage of the FAA ADS-B surveillance network for prime contractor Harris, Selex ES recently added an MLAT capability at specific sites, to provide a second source of surveillance data. Charlotte-Douglas International became one of the first airports to benefit from enhanced surveillance in the terminal area in 2016; this was followed by an FAA programme, launched in the third quarter of 2017, to deploy MLAT in the Los Angeles Basin to mitigate against potential multipath reflections from a new NFL stadium under construction near Los Angeles International Airport.

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