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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