COMSOFT brings WAM to Denmark

Denmark’s Naviair will start to install Comsoft’s Quadrant solution in an effort to improve air traffic surveillance with wide area multilateration or WAM technology.

With successful first stages completed the next step will roll out 25 WAM stations across 25 sites country-wide, including Ålborg, Århus, Billund, Copenhagen and Roskilde airports. Once completed the state-of-the-art surveillance network will allow for complex air traffic management tasks to be performed, including in areas currently lacking comprehensive coverage.

Comsoft’s ultra-compact remote sensors linked to a Quadrant Central Processor will provide the superior WAM and ADS-B surveillance capabilities, with high accuracy multilateration coverage for Denmark’s 61,000 square km airspace and approaches, with an unrivalled ADS-B range extending beyond 300 NM.

Comsoft’s Quadrant provides independent, genuine 3D, position measurement using multilateration. Both the planned positions of sensors and the timing of information they collect will enable accurate positions to be determined for wide and local area systems, providing considerable range over secondary radar, with higher accuracy at significantly lower costs, with update rates of once per second completely feasible.

Henrik Tvilling Jensen, project manager, ATM projects & engineering at Naviair, commented on the project so far stating: “Comsoft have completed comprehensive factory testing and we envisage a smooth next stage roll out as our respective teams work in harmony for a shared goal of increased surveillance for Denmark’s airspace.”

Able to cope at extreme weather conditions it is ideal for the Scandinavian country’s cold climate, and the widespread placement of compact receivers will allow any coastal surveillance gaps to be eliminated. Controllers are provided with precise aircraft position and identification data, irrespective of weather conditions.

The low power consumption of the Quadrant product is another important highlight for ANSPs around the globe concerned with sustainability and efficiency.

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