Frankfurt Airport Expands Use of Sensis Surveillance

DEWITT, N.Y., March 31, 2003. Frankfurt Airport (Fraport), will be deploying Sensis' airport surveillance system, Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS) for Precision Runway Monitoring (PRM). Fraport is currently deploying MDS at Frankfurt Airport for surface area surveillance, and based on the success of initial testing, Fraport will now be expanding the implementation to include evaluation of MDS for enhanced terminal surveillance and precision runway monitoring.

"The selection of MDS for precision runway monitoring at Frankfurt is a testament to the flexibility of the product," said Marc Viggiano, president of Sensis' Air Traffic Systems Division. "It demonstrates how easily the MDS system can be scaled from surface surveillance to terminal area surveillance -- providing higher quality surveillance performance than the older electronically scanned PRM currently used at some airports."


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