Slovenia Control Upgrades to New ARTAS V8B System

Brand-new ATC centre in Ljubljana takes advantage of ARTAS V8B systems deployed by COMSOFT to cater for latest surveillance data sources.
COMSOFT was awarded a contract for two ARTAS systems of the new V8B baseline for the new ATC Centre in Ljubljana. The centre is one of the most modern of its kind in Europe and scheduled for
commissioning within 2012. The ARTAS package as delivered by COMSOFT is a turnkey solution, including integration, training and tuning, to be completed in May with the tracking accuracy analysis and the ARTAS tuning. This last step will see the additional integration of the Italian Ronchi radar with Slovenia Controls currently used set of PSR, MSSR and Mode S surveillance data sources.

The new ARTAS systems run on the latest V8B version enabling multi-sensor tracking based on Wide Area Multilateration (WAM), Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS), Mode S and classical radar data sources. This major functional release of the tracker within ARTAS also features the novel COMSOFT ACS middleware layer, a SWAL3 compliant software product for ATM systems, ensuring full interface compatibility with the overall ARTAS software and at the same time allowing exploitation of performance of the latest hardware baselines. ARTAS V8B further includes design enhancements like re-hosting.

This on the one hand results in reduced costs and system complexity thanks to a reduced number of hardware nodes. On the other hand the multiple core CPU architectures increase system performance and robustness. All features underline Slovenia Controls strive to integrate most modern surveillance techniques and ATC equipment.

ARTAS is the EUROCONTROL tracker operational in more than thirty ATC centres in Europe and beyond. The agencys industry partner COMSOFT is performing the product-related CAMOS service (Centralised ARTAS Maintenance Operational Service) since 2001.

This partnership entitles the German supplier, besides the provision of ARTAS turnkey solutions, to render services for corrective and adaptive maintenance, development of software enhancements and incident management and technical support needed by the ARTAS users.
Miriam Geppert


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