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Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model-X


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ASDE-X : Current Operations

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Program Description

Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model-X (ASDE-X)

Enables air traffic controllers to track surface movement of aircraft and vehicles using multiple surveillance sources to improve surface operations.

Key Capabilities

Key Capabilities

  • Tracks movement of both non-transponder and transponder equipped aircraft and vehicles around the airport
  • Determines position and identification of aircraft and vehicles on the airport movement area
  • Provides controllers with visual and audible alarms of possible runway incursions or incidents
Program Benefits


  • Helps reduce critical runway incursions
  • Enhances controllers' situational awareness especially at night and during inclement weather
  • Provides active airport surface management

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