cooperative aircraft

cooperative aircraft

An aircraft carrying a secondary surveillance radar transponder. It cooperates by replying to the transmitted signals.
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Rather than employing onboard sensors to provide the location of aircraft that might pose a collision threat, the GBSAA system utilizes ground-based radars and existing FAA radars, where available, to locate cooperative aircraft and uses 3D radars with unique GBSAA-specific processing algorithms to locate and prioritize the risk from all aircraft.
A defence, security and civil technological services and solutions company Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) revealed on Friday that it has started integrating Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities for the US Air Force's largest airplanes, meeting an international deadline for equipping military aircraft with the latest satellite-based cooperative aircraft tracking technology.
The bad news was the Prowler demonstrated that it was not a particularly cooperative aircraft in what was supposed to be a coalition war.
The company's system comprises three sensors: the automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast, or ADS-B, a transponder that detects cooperative aircraft also carrying the sensor; the traffic collision avoidance system, or T-CAS; and the due regard radar, an air-to-air radar that detects aircraft that are not required to carry a transponder.
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