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 system will be fitted to 25 airports which do not have the ASDE3/AMASS (Airport Movement Area Safety System), under a funding agreement made in response to increased concerns over runway incursions.
The new Airport Movement Area Safety System technology has been tested in San Francisco and Detroit and was due to be installed at other airports between July 2001 and November 2002.
Officials said a software problem is stopping the radar-based Airport Movement Area Safety System from detecting planes approaching each other on intersecting runways.
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