Saab debuts SR-3 surface movement radar for airport surface surveillance

MADRID, Spain, 6 March 2014. Saab has introduced the SR-3, its third-generation, solid-state X-band Surface Movement Radar (SMR) for airport surface surveillance applications.

Mar 6th, 2014

MADRID, Spain, 6 March 2014. Saab has introduced the SR-3, its third-generation, solid-state X-band Surface Movement Radar (SMR) for airport surface surveillance applications.

The SR-3 features the antenna, transceiver, and radar data processor in a single Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems (A-SMGCS).

The SR-3 employs an open-architecture design that uses industry-standard interfaces for easy integration into existing or new air traffic control systems. The radar complies with EUROCAE ED-116 and EUROCAE ED-87B standards for A-SMGCS Levels 1, 2, and 3.

The SR-3 radar delivers surveillance in all visibility conditions due to 16-level frequency diversity, automatic clutter suppression through advanced signal processing, and processing that eliminates multi-path targets. The redundant design and small number of line replaceable units (LRUs) designed to deliver high reliability, easy maintenance, and low life cycle costs. In addition, the small indoor/outdoor transceiver cabinet means greater site flexibility and lower installation cost.

“The SR-3 is a proven solution for airports that need to replace existing SMRs, augment coverage due to growth or are fielding an SMR for the first time,” says Ken Kaminski, general manager of Saab ATM. “Saab’s extensive experience delivering solid state SMRs, along with airport surface surveillance systems, means customers will receive a low-risk solution from a single supplier who understands airport surface safety.”

Saab provides the global defense and aviation markets with advanced sensor technologies, next-generation radars, automation, and modeling and simulation solutions. It serves military, civil aviation, airport, and airline customers in more than 40 countries across six continents.

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