NAVIAIR ANSPs transform airspace surveillance with COMSOFT sensors in WAM network

Sept. 14, 2016
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, 14 Sept. 2016. Air navigation service providers (ANSPs) at NAVIAIR in Denmark sought Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS-B) sensor technologies for a complete, cutting-edge wide-area multilateration (WAM) network. They found their solution at Comsoft Solutions, contracting the company to deliver Quadrant ADS-B sensors to provide high-accuracy multilateration coverage for Denmark’s 61,000 square kilometers of airspace and approaches.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, 14 Sept. 2016. Air navigation service providers (ANSPs) at NAVIAIR in Denmark sought Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS-B) sensor technologies for a complete, cutting-edge wide-area multilateration (WAM) network. They found their solution at Comsoft Solutions, contracting the company to deliver Quadrant ADS-B sensors to provide high-accuracy multilateration coverage for Denmark’s 61,000 square kilometers of airspace and approaches.

The project includes the country-wide placement of 26 WAM stations and 15 transmitters to be located at sites including Ålborg, Århus, Billund, Copenhagen, and Roskilde airports, enabling advanced processing techniques to be performed.

Comsoft Solutions’ Quadrant sensors provide independent 3D position measurement using multilateration. The planned positions of sensors and the timing of information they collect will enable accurate positions to be determined for wide and local area systems, providing considerable range over secondary radar, with higher accuracy at significantly lower costs.

Henrik Tvilling Jensen, project manager, air traffic management (ATM) projects and engineering at NAVIAIR anticipates a “successful implementation of WAM in Denmark, one year from now.”

Comsoft Solutions Managing Director Gerald Enzinger looks forward to fulfilling NAVIAIR ANSPs’ expectations and providing a solution to cope with the increasing demands of their airspace. “Comsoft Solutions’ ultra-compact, remote Quadrant sensors, linked to a Quadrant Central Processor, will provide superior WAM and ADS-B surveillance for the Copenhagen Flight Information Region (FIR),” he says.

COMSOFT Solutions GmbH was founded in 2016 from major assets of the previous COMSOFT GmbH, which was established in 1979. The company is now a member of the FREQUENTIS Group. COMSOFT Solutions’ expertise covers a vast proportion of the modern ATM industry, providing market-leading products, including innovative surveillance and communication solutions such as ADS-B and multilateration sensors. Additionally, COMSOFT Solutions is the turnkey supplier of Surveillance Data Distribution System (SDDS-NG).

Naviair provides safe and efficient aviation infrastructure in Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands. In Denmark, the activities comprise en-route area control services in Danish airspace, approach control service to Copenhagen Airport, briefing service and Flight Information Services (FIS), as well as support and maintenance of radar installations and CNS equipment in Denmark.

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