Terma to deploy surface movement radars at two Brazilian airports

20 May 2013 (Last Updated May 20th, 2013 18:30)

Terma has received a contract from Saab’s subsidiary HITT Traffic, for the delivery and installation of three SCANTER 5502 Surface Movement Radar systems at two Brazilian Airports in Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba.

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Terma has received a contract from Saab's subsidiary HITT Traffic, for the delivery and installation of three SCANTER 5502 Surface Movement Radar systems at two Brazilian Airports in Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba.

The deployment is part of the Brazilian Airport Administration firm INFRARERO's investment in airports to offer safe and secure travel during the 2014 football World Cup and the 2016 Olympics to be held in the country.

As part of the project, all three SCANTER 5502 Solid State radars will be incorporated into HITT's A3000 advanced surface movement guidance and control system (A-SMGCS) as the main non-corporative surveillance sensor.

The radars will allow air traffic controllers to monitor, advise and instruct aircraft, vehicles and personnel on the airport's ground surface to improve safety.

Incorporation of Surface Movement Radar will also enable covering large area, while operating independent of light conditions and visibility conditions.

The Solid State technology incorporated into radars offers several benefits over magnetron-based radars as it does not require regular change of magnetrons, no frequency-drift, and thus no regular alignment, higher MTBF, improved degradation transmitter, fewer spares, and little defensive maintenance.

Additionally, the Static Clutter Map functionality, which is developed mainly for Surface Movement Radar, offers two-dimensional swept gain on RF in addition cleans redundant land masses or other stationary targets.

Terma has also received a contract from HITT for the supply and installation of three SCANTER 5502 SMR radar systems at Dublin Airport in Ireland.

INFRARERO operates the 66 commercial airports in Brazil, handling 97% of the regular air carriage activity in the country.


Image: The Surface Movement Radar deployments would allow improving security at airports during the upcoming 2014 football World Cup and the 2016 Olympics to be held in Brazil.