Ft. Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport Now Using Sensis ASDE-X

Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X Increases Safety and Efficiency

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. , April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Ft. Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport is now operating with Sensis Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X), a runway incursion detection and alerting system. Fifteen of the 35 airports to receive the technology through the FAA's ASDE-X program are now operational.

ASDE-X combines ground surveillance data from a number of sources 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 surface movement radar, transponder multilateration and Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B), ASDE-X provides seamless, redundant coverage in all weather conditions. The system also features advanced runway conflict detection and alerting technology called Safety Logic, which uses complex algorithms to discern and alert controllers of potential aircraft or vehicle incursions on the runway.

"ASDE-X provides controllers with a powerful tool that helps them more safely manage and control traffic on the airport's surface," said Tony Lo Brutto , vice president and general manager of Sensis Air Traffic Systems. "The FAA has determined that airport efficiency also increases through the use of ASDE-X as controllers provide more effective taxi instructions to pilots, translating into more on-time arrivals for passengers while saving fuel and reducing emissions."


Sensis Corporation provides sensors, information technology, and simulation and modeling to the world's air navigation service providers, civil aviation authorities, airports, airlines and militaries. Sensis Corporation solutions are deployed around the world. For more information regarding Sensis Corporation, visit www.sensis.com.

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