Oslo installs Terma Surface Movement Radar

In November 2012 Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL) implemented the first fully operational SCANTER 5502 Solid State Surface Movement Radar (SMR) supplied by Danish radar manufacturer Terma. The radar is integrated into HITTs A3000 Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) as the primary non-corporative surveillance sensor.
The SCANTER 5502 is the 3rd SMR sensor at Oslo Airport supplied by Terma. The airport was the first in the world to implement an A-SMGCS - and now the first to implement the new generation of Solid State SCANTER radar sensors from Terma.

The purpose of the Surface Movement Radar is to maximize safety in an airport by allowing controllers to monitor, to advise, and to instruct aircraft, vehicles, personnel etc. moving around on the ground in an airport. A radar is very suitable for this purpose as it covers a large area and operate independently of light conditions (day/night), visibility conditions e.g. fog, and possible precipitation e.g. rain and snow.

Oslo Airport owns and operates Norway's main airport at Gardermoen. The airport served 21 million passengers and 224,000 aircraft departures/arrivals in 2011, meaning that traffic density has increased by 50% compared to the first year of operation (1999). Due to heavy traffic, OSL must increase its capacity to be able to handle the expected 28 million passengers a year expanding the airport facilities for 12 billion NOK by 2017.
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