The company’s surveillance technology has offered significant safety and operational improvements to the commercial and business aviation markets.
Era Corporation is a leading supplier of next-generation surveillance and flight tracking solutions for the air traffic control, military, homeland security, and airport operations markets. Its worldwide ADS-B network consists of over 1,000 deployed operational sensors. Era Corporation’s systems currently cover the airspace of over 20 countries.
MSS, the company’s multilateration (MLAT) and ADS-B surveillance solution, is the only commercially available MLAT system suitable for airport management applications in North America. MLAT has the capability to track any airplane sending out a transponder return, without the airplane requiring ADS-B equipage.
Era Corporation’s ADS-B technology serves as the perfect link to the future by providing seamless integration of ADS-B and MLAT to deliver immediate benefits, while simultaneously establishing the infrastructure that will support ADS-B tracking, once full aircraft equipage is achieved.
"In March 2007, Era’s system was commissioned at the brand new ATC center near Prague and is prepared to handle the safety, growth, and capacity requirements of the region through 2015. The system concurrently provides complete fleet coverage while the Czech ANS transitions to an ADS-B surveillance network," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Mellissa Diamond.
There have been additional Era systems in the region including the world’s first wide area MLAT system that was operationally certified for three nautical mile approach certification. The company’s MSS has achieved full compliance with Eurocontrol’s surveillance parameters and in Prague, the original coverage range of 80 nautical miles has been extended to 120 nautical miles.
Era Corporation shows foresight in solving the issues that threaten to hamper the world-wide ADS-B system. It has proactively taken the lead in developing Extended ADS-B (ADS-X) – a network-centric air traffic management solution that combines ADS-B and multilateration capabilities in a single sensor – to provide full fleet coverage today while enabling the future transition to ADS-B.
"ADS-X integrates MLAT techniques into the existing ADS-B infrastructure to help alleviate equipage, validation, and backup issues," notes Diamond. "ADS-X is cost effective, in that the ground stations process Mode A/C/S transponder signals without the need for expensive avionics upgrades."
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About Era Corporation
Era Corporation (erabeyondradar.com) is a pioneer and leading supplier of next-generation surveillance and flight tracking solutions for the air traffic control, military, homeland security and airport operations markets. With proven multilateration and ADS-B technologies delivering high performance, high reliability surveillance solutions, the company has over 100 commercial, air traffic control, and military customers throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Asia. Era’s investment in research and development and its track record of product innovation has resulted in a substantial patent portfolio. Era, formerly Rannoch Corporation, is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia with leading product research and development centers of excellence in the U.S. and Pardubice, Czech Republic.
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