EAST SYRACUSE, NY -- Sensis Corporation has been awarded a 2007 Robert J. Collier Trophy as a result of its work on Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B). The Robert J. Collier Trophy, annually awarded by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), honors companies for "the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety of air or space vehicles."
"To be recognized with this award is truly an honor, and a testament to the dedication and innovation of our employees," says Tony Lo Brutto, vice president and general manager of Sensis Air Traffic Systems. "Sensis has been committed to the ADS-B concept since its inception, providing both standalone ADS-B sensors as well as ADS-B capability embedded in every multilateration sensor that we produce."
Sensis was one of the companies awarded this honor for "conceptualizing, developing, and implementing ADS-B, the next generation performance-based air-ground, air-air, and ground-air surveillance system." ADS-B allows aircraft to broadcast accurate and timely reports of their position, velocity, identification, capability and intentions to air traffic controllers and other aircraft. With ADS-B, pilots have a better view of air traffic in their vicinity and air traffic controllers have an improved situational display as well as important flight parameters that provide insight into the intended flight path of the aircraft.
Sensis fielded the industry's first operational ADS-B transceivers for both the Mode S Extended Squitter and Universal Access Transceiver data links in Australia in 2004 and Alaska in 2005, respectively. It has more than 1,300 sensors deployed worldwide.
The NAA is the oldest national aviation organization in the United States dedicated to the advancement of the art, sport, and science of aviation. The Collier Trophy was established in 1911.
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Sensis garners prize from National Aeronautical Association for conceptualization, development, and implementation of technology.
The Collier Trophy is awarded annually "for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America.
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