Air Traffic Controllers to Receive Improved Situational Awareness of Vehicles on the Airport’s Surface
EAST SYRACUSE, NY – December 14, 2009 – Luftfartsverket (LFV) has selected Sensis Corporation’s VeeLo NextGen™ vehicle locator unit for Stockholm Arlanda International Airport. LFV will deploy VeeLo NextGen on vehicles operating on Arlanda’s runways and taxiways to enhance the air traffic controllers’ situational awareness of surface operations and reduce the risk of runway incursions. The agreement includes the purchase of up to 160 VeeLo NextGens, along with support, maintenance and training services over a two-year period.
“The Sensis VeeLo NextGen vehicle locator met or exceeded our requirements,” said Anders Andersson, ATM system manager of LFV. “Using VeeLo NextGen will greatly improve the surveillance of vehicles operating on the surface of Arlanda in all weather conditions.”
VeeLo NextGen attains its location from a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)-enabled Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and broadcasts its location and identity using the Mode S Extended Squitter Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) message format. The VeeLo NextGen’s rugged, weather-resistant enclosure can be temporarily or permanently mounted on the exterior of an airport surface vehicle. Its low power consumption allows VeeLo NextGen to be operated from a vehicle’s accessory power outlet. Further, the vehicle locator can be field-configured using a PC serial interface and VeeLo NextGen software.
“VeeLo NextGen has the unique ability to automatically shut off transmission when the vehicle exits a predetermined operating area,” said Marc Viggiano, chief operating officer of Sensis Corporation. “This enables air navigation service providers to better manage limited broadcast spectrum.”
Ten air navigation service providers have selected Sensis VeeLo NextGen for deployment at more than twelve airports across four continents.
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The LFV Group consists of the State enterprise (Luftfartsverket) and its subsidiaries and associated companies. LFV operates 16 airports and is responsible for air navigation services in Sweden. For more information, visit www.lfv.se.
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