Wide Area Multiration

Saab Sensis multilateration uses multiple low-maintenance, non-rotating sensors to triangulate aircraft location based on transponder signals, providing air traffic controllers with precise aircraft position and identification information regardless of weather conditions. With a higher update rate and greater positional accuracy than traditional radar, Saab Sensis multilateration delivers effective surveillance for increased safety, capacity and efficiency of airspace and surface operations. By employing advanced processing techniques, a Saab Sensis multilateration system uses the minimal number of sensors for a less complex, lower lifecycle cost solution. Additionally, each multilateration sensor deployed by Saab Sensis supports Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B), providing an infrastructure that is ready for today’s surveillance needs and tomorrow’s avionics. 

“This unique application further demonstrates the flexibility of WAM technology to effectively address new surveillance demands,” said Ken Kaminski, vice president and general manager of Saab Sensis. “Additionally, Saab Sensis will leverage its extensive experience in airport surface conflict detection and alerting algorithms and apply it to the Lotte World Tower WAM system. This will enable ROKAF controllers to enhance airspace safety through the industry’s first deployment of conflict detection and alerting built into a WAM surveillance system.” 

Almost 100 sites worldwide have chosen Saab Sensis multilateration to enhance safety, efficiency, capacity and cost savings through airport surface surveillance, wide area surveillance and airport surface management. In addition, the Saab Sensis conflict detection and alerting system, Safety Logic, is deployed in more than 45 airport surface movement guidance and control systems worldwide.


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