TITLE

Northrop Grumman Receives Contract to Upgrade Air Traffic Control Radars

PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Microwave Journal;Jul2006, Vol. 49 Issue 7, p39
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Northrop Grumman Corp. has been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to modify transmitters on 135 ASR-9 air traffic control radars. It will provide cost-effective enhancements in performance and operational availability, while reducing operation and maintenance costs. The radars enable air traffic controllers to monitor the arrival and departure of over 90 percent of all domestic air traffic and provide important air surveillance information over major metropolitan areas for homeland security and the defense. Prior service phases involve weather and processing system upgrades, a detailed service life extension study development of a proof-of-concept system and validation of specific antenna and transmitter modifications.
ACCESSION #
21711538

 

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