UTC fields aircraft taxi strike alert system

UTC Aerospace Systems has launched its radar-based aircraft Taxi Strike Alert System (TSAS) designed to help flight crews navigate safely during taxiing operations and to detect and alert on impending collision threats with ground obstacles, including other aircraft, ground vehicles and stationary airport infrastructure.

The TSAS capability was developed by UTC Aerospace Systems’ Sensors and Integrated Systems business in Burnsville, Minnesota. TSAS leverages aircraft position, velocity and heading data with fuselage mounted sensors to survey the area forward of the wingtips, detecting obstructions in the potential collision path and provide visual and audible alerts to the cockpit. TSAS radar-based sensing technology enables all-weather, day and night operations and delivers superior performance compared to video-based collision detection systems.

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