Air Traffic Technology International Magazine

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Novel ASR design concepts

How modular systems and non-rotating antenna technologies will change ASR design fundamentally

National Airspace environments are changing. Wind farms, 4G/5G telecom systems and the increasing air traffic density pose new challenges to air surveillance. New technologies offer
solutions, but fast-evolving technologies pose another challenge themselves.

New system developments take time and it’s hard for manufacturers to keep the installed base on track with state-of-the-art technologies. To guarantee service lifetimes of 20 years and more, a novel radar system design is needed. One that allows to introduce new technologies stepwise and that eliminates the shortcomings of legacy designs.

Modular system designs and nonrotating antennas have the potential to become the new standard towards infinite system lifetime.

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