Era a.s., a subsidiary of SRA International, Inc. also announced today that its wide area multilateration (WAM) solution for the Dutch air navigation service provider (ANSP) Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland (LVNL) has been installed in the Netherlands North Sea area. The solution utilizes Eras MSS multilateration and ADS-B surveillance system and is supported by HITT, the prime contractor for the Project.
Eras MSS surveillance sensors have been strategically installed both on- and off-shore to provide optimal low-level and over-flight surveillance coverage for the Dutch portion of the North Sea. The system covers an area spanning roughly 350km by 500km with all data fusion being performed by LVNL at the Schiphol Air Traffic Control Centre. The Era solution was designed to track Mode S and ADS-B equipped aircraft travelling to the offshore platforms as well as over-flights within the large coverage area. MSS provides situational awareness and flight safety to LVNL and properly equipped aircraft. Eras solution was chosen as it was best suited to provide the cost-effective and highly-accurate surveillance coverage needed at both low and high altitudes in adverse weather conditions. LVNL is taking ground-breaking strides to ensure that their entire airspace is covered with next-generation surveillance technology, said Era Systems Corporation Senior Vice President Kevin Layton. Our MSS solution will provide LVNL with one-second update rates and will be one of the largest multilateration-based oceanic surveillance deployments of its kind. In January, the system successfully passed functional performance test and provided live data to LVNL. Era a.s. provides next-generation air traffic management tools that address core challenges like safety, efficiency, profitability and functionality. Its innovative use of proven next-generation technologies, like multilateration and ADS-B, help air navigation service providers (ANSPs) and airport operators ease capacity constraints; improve airspace and ground space efficiencies; and reduce costs.