Cobham’s Air Traffic Display Systems are in use at more than 100 military and civilian sites across the globe.
Cobham Aviation Services' solutions enable Approach, Terminal,
Surface Control and Homeland Defence in either fixed or deployable
The systems integrate with Mode-S, Multilateration and Automatic
Dependent Surveillance sensors to provide data display, safety
nets, flight planning, data recording, remote transmission, wind
farm mitigation and data fusion. The products are backed by an
award winning support team and expert engineering capability.
Cobham's military customers benefit from a solution that has
been designed to form an integral part of their air defence
strategy both at home and in theatre. It includes the ability to
track both cooperating and non-cooperating targets either in the
air or on the ground.
Civil sector customers benefit from the optimisation of air
traffic movement, both on the approach and on the ground, reducing
congestion and maximising the airport's efficiency.
Naval radar integration and display
We provide terminal and approach Air Traffic Control (ATC) for
the naval environment that is compliant with civil and military
standards using its Radar Display System (RDS1600). The RDS1600
provides aircraft carriers and helicopter vessels with the same
high quality ATC capabilities that are in use at multiple civil and
military facilities around the world, supplemented with key
capabilities for the naval ATC environment. The RDS1600 system is
in use at more than 100 military and civil installations
world-wide. These installations include mobile military ATC
systems for various land forces. The RDS1600 has also been selected
as the ATC system for the new Queen Elizabeth Class of aircraft
carriers for the Royal Navy.
Civil and military radar integration and display
We provide a solution for interfacing issues on legacy and
future radar systems. RDSTrack is a solution for interfacing issues
on legacy and future radar systems. RDSTrack is capable of
interfacing to many different Video and Plot based radars
simultaneously and outputting different combinations of these
radars using industry standard formats such as ASTERIX. RDSTrack
can be used for radar data transmission, format conversion and data
fusion. These applications can be achieved simultaneously on a
single box or distributed in a chain of processing to achieve more
complex data processing.
Wind farm mitigation
We provide a solution forthe display of Primary Surveillance
Radar (PSR) plots using a Local PSR, Infill PSR and Secondary
Surveillance Radar (SSR) to mitigate the effects of a wind farm.
This solution is a continuation of proven Cobham Aviation Services
technology and innovation. It displays a single track per target,
regardless of which radar or radars are tracking it, it does not
display nuisance clutter from the wind farm and it allows the
controller to deduce which radar is being used for the target's
position on the Plan Position Indicator (PPI). The solution has
received approval from the UK Civil Aviation Authority and is in
operational use in the UK.