EAST SYRACUSE, NY – August 10, 2009 – Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is now operating with Sensis Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X), a runway incursion detection and alerting system. Seventeen airports are operational with ASDE-X of the 35 airports to receive the technology through the FAA’s ASDE-X program.
ASDE-X combines surface movement radar, multilateration and Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) to provide air traffic controllers with highly accurate, real-time position and identification information of all aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface. By integrating multiple sensor technologies the system delivers a comprehensive picture of ground operations, increasing controller situational awareness and improving airport safety in all weather conditions. The system also features advanced runway conflict detection and alerting technology, Safety Logic, which uses complex algorithms to alert controllers of potential aircraft or vehicle incursions.
“The FAA has identified ASDE-X as an important piece of the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), playing a significant role in making airports safer and more efficient,” said Marc Viggiano, chief operating officer of Sensis Corporation. “Along with supplying the most advanced runway incursion alerting system, ASDE-X distributes data to other NextGen technology such as Runway Status Lights.”