automated radar terminal system


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automated radar terminal system

[′ȯd·ə‚mād·əd ′rā‚där ′tərm·ən·əl ‚sis·təm]
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A system for carrying out air-traffic control in the vicinity of airports which uses both airport surveillance radar and the air-traffic radar beacon system; radar video, representing aircraft targets, is presented on the air-traffic controllers' displays, and the automation system automatically tracks controlled aircraft and presents alpha-numeric information adjacent to their targets. Abbreviated ARTS.

automated radar terminal system (ARTS)

Computer-aided radar display subsystem capable of associating alphanumeric data with radar returns. The system displays information to the terminal controller, including aircraft identification, flight plan data, and other flight associated information like altitude, speed, and aircraft position symbols, along with radar presentation. The system facilitates inter/intrafacility transfer and coordination of flight information data. ARTS is a generic term and has several automated systems components. Each of these provides different capabilities. ARTS plus has a Roman numeral automation system.
i. ARTS-II is a programmable, nontracking, computer-aided display subsystem that provides an automated air traffic control facility for low-to-medium activity. Flight identification and altitude may be associated with the display of secondary radar targets. The system has the capability to exchange flight plans with air route traffic control centers (ARTCC). Further, additional modules can expand the system's capability.
ii. ARTS-III is the beacon-tracking level of modular, programmable, automated radar terminal systems for use at terminals with medium-to-high activity. The system is capable of detecting, tracking, and predicting secondary radar-derived targets. This information is displayed as computer-generated symbols along with alphanumeric characters indicating flight identification, aircraft altitude, its ground speed, and the flight plan data. The system, however, does not track primary targets. The system is capable of communicating with ARTCC and other ART-III facilities.
iii. ARTS-III A is the radar-tracking and beacon-tracking level of modular, programmable, automated radar terminal system. It can detect, track, and predict primary as well as secondary radar-derived targets. This ensures improved tracking, continuous data recording, and almost failsafe capabilities.
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Lockheed Martin announced today that the high-performance color display system, known as the Automated Radar Terminal System (ARTS) Color Display (ACD), is operational at the New York, Dallas/Fort Worth and Washington National Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facilities.
Specifically, the company was nominated for its support of the FAA's modernization programs, including Display System Replacement (DSR), the Common Automated Radar Terminal System (Common ARTS), and the ARTS Color Display.
4 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management, a business unit of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has declared Initial Operating Capability (IOC) on the new generation Automated Radar Terminal System (ARTS), commonly referred to as Common ARTS, at the Denver Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facility.
The company's Norden Systems unit here has delivered subsystems to the Detroit airport authority for the first FSD version of the automated conflict alerting system, which includes AMASS signal and data processing electronics, and an automated radar terminal system interface unit.
Paramax will provide life cycle software support for four major FAA terminal air traffic control systems, including Automated Radar Terminal System (ARTS) IIA, ARTS IIIA, ARTS IIIE and EARTS (Enroute ARTS), plus systems support.
July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramax Systems Corporation announced today that it has been awarded contract options covering both hardware and software from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) within Paramax's Automated Radar Terminal System (ARTS) IIA Interim Support Plan (ISP) contract, which was awarded in 1990.

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