Terma has been awarded to upgrade the existing Terma Surface Movement Radar (SMR) at Madrid Barajas Airport North Tower by AENA - the state-owned company that manages general interest airports and heliports in Spain. The delivery will be effectuated together with local partner SEAIRTECH.
A year ago, Terma was also awarded the upgrade project for the South Tower. Madrid Barajas thus joins the long list of major international airports to operate the solid state SCANTER 5502 Surface Movement Radar.
This award means that Madrid Barajas Airport will be fully using the new Terma Extractor based on the latest technology in the market including Kalman filters and easy adaption. Terma hereby takes the step from only delivering video to actually delivering ASTERIX 10 into the Airport’s ATC system.
The purpose of the Surface Movement Radar is to maximize safety in airports by allowing Air Traffic Controllers to monitor, advice, and direct aircraft, vehicles, personnel etc. moving on the ground in an airport. A radar is very suitable for this purpose as it covers a large area and operates independently of light conditions (day/night), visibility conditions e.g. fog, and possible precipitation e.g. rain and snow.
The SCANTER 5502 Solid State Surface Movement Radars is integrated into the airport’s Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A- SMGCS) as the primary non-cooporative surveillance sensor.
Besides Madrid Barajas, Terma Surface Movement Radars are sold to eight Spanish airports, including Bilbao, Ciudad Real, Tenerife and Santiago De Compostella. A total of +130 international airports around the globe are equipped with SMR-radars from Terma.