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October 25, 2012

Indra’s surface movement guidance and control system goes live at Vilnius airport

Indra's advanced surface movement guidance and control system (A-SMGCS) has begun operations at Vilnius International Airport in Lithuania, following the delivery of the multilateration system (MLAT).

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Vilnius airport

Indra’s advanced surface movement guidance and control system (A-SMGCS) has begun operations at Vilnius International Airport in Lithuania, following the delivery of the multilateration system (MLAT).

The Eurocontrol validated level 2 system allows aircraft to operate in harsh, while improving landings and takeoffs, further maximising punctuality.

The system includes ten reception stations set up around the airport to verify the precise aircraft position through the use of automatically generated messages that assist in detecting aircraft and calculating their position.

MLAT incorporates the surface movement radar (SMR) and system to deliver the radar’s data in the tower that together form the A-SMGCS with double surveillance sensors including SMR and MLAT.

"The Eurocontrol validated level 2 system allows aircraft to operate in harsh, while improving landings and takeoffs, further maximising punctuality."

The merged solution allows air traffic controllers (ATC) to track all the runway movements, ensuring safe and smooth airport traffic, while facilitating takeoff and landing control, enhancing punctuality and boost traffic management capacity of the airport.

Deployed as a standalone system or integrated part of an A-SMGCS system, the modular double channel SMR system incorporates redundant transmitters, receivers and processors in a single rack.

Indra had deployed the network of radar stations that control Lithuania’s airspace, including the implementation of three stations with primary surveillance radars (PSR) and associated Mode S secondary radars (MSSR) at Vilnius, Kaunas, and Palanga.

Featuring a single 2,515m-long and 50m-wide runway, the Vilnius airport has a capacity of handling 3 million passengers per year.


Image: The reception stations deployed around the Vilnius airport will assist in determining precise aircraft position.

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