airport movement area safety system


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airport movement area safety system (AMASS)

A software enhancement to airport surface detection equipment (ASDE) radar that provides logic predicting the path of aircraft landing and/or vehicular movements on runways. Visual and aural alarms are activated when logic predicts a potential collision.
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The new USD193m Airport Movement Area Safety System has been tested in San Francisco and Detroit and is expected to be implemented at 32 other major US airports by the end of 2002.
ATAS is derived from Northrop Grumman's enhanced ASDE (EASDE), the airport movement area safety system (AMASS) and airport surface detection equipment (ASDE-3).
will be the nation's first to benefit from the full-scale development (FSD) version of Northrop Grumman's (NYSE: NOC) Airport Movement Area Safety System (AMASS).
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