ERA completed the first extension of its MLAT system at the Incheon International airport in Seoul
In 2017 ERA installed its MLAT system as part of the A-SGMCS system for the airport in Seoul, which covers not only the airport area but also 20 nautical miles of TMA. ERA was contracted by IIAC again last year to extend the coverage of the airport premises due the construction of the airport's fourth runway, new cargo terminal and a number of new aprons. To meet the requirements, ERA delivered a dozen new Ground Stations of its tried and tested system NEO using ERA's original and unique central time architecture; the number of GS has increased by one quarter. The modernization of several Central Processing Stations including new servers was also part of the task. ERA cooperated on the project with a local Korean partner, the company HIST (Hanjin Information Systems & Telecommunications Co., Ltd.). The second phase of the extension, including the upgrade of the used software, will start in June 2023. The entire project is planned to continue for another 19 months.
The system, which is functioning flawlessly at Incheon airport, is a great example of using ERA innovative passive surveillance solutions in Air Traffic Management. The original Incheon project is clearly remembered among ERA experts as an important milestone in ERA technological development due to its pioneering use of then introduced NEO system, an enhanced version of the ERA traditional product MSS (Multilateration Surveillance System) combining the technology of multilateration, e.g. passive surveillance, with ADS-B sensors. The ERA MSS/NEO system is designed in accordance with all EuroControl standards and as such is used all over the world as part of ATM and ATC solutions ensuring the safety of air traffic.
On Incheon airport in Seoul
Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in South Korea, the primary airport serving the Seoul Capital area, and one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. The airport has a golf course, a spa, an ice-skating rink and indoor gardens. Located 48 km west of Seoul, the largest city of the country, Incheon International Airport is the main hub for international civilian air transportation and cargo traffic in East Asia. As of 2021, the airport has been rated as the fourth best airport in the world and one of the world's cleanest airports.
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ERA (a member of OMNIPOL group) is a leading company in multilateration, multistatic surveillance, and reconnaissance technology. Unrivalled experience in passive surveillance sensor development provides ERA with unique know-how to deliver comprehensive solutions for global markets. It develops, manufacture and implement mission-critical systems for military and civil purposes.
ERA made air traffic control history when deploying the first multilateration system and introducing gate-to-gate surveillance.
ERA has brought to the world a novel passive medium range surveillance sensor category called Passive ESM Tracker (PET) for defence and electronic warfare purposes - which is today in its 5th generation known as VERA-NG - tailored for air, maritime and land target surveillance and reconnaissance. Company heritage and global scene experience in passive EMS/ELINT helped ERA to bring another category of Over the Horizon Direction Finding (OTH DF) long-range sensor, in its 2nd generation called PLESS.
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Over last 3 decades, ERA has reached number of more than 160 installations, deployed in over 67 countries on 5 continents with 24/7 operations fulfilling demanding customer requirements. Nevertheless, more important than given number of references is the experience ERA achieved and lessons learnt during implementation of our solutions. The company intends to continue introducing new technologies to adapt to tomorrow´s challenges.