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Asdi At Kmdw?  
User currently offlineMycrj17 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 269 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1037 times:

Dose anyone seen what I think is a ASDI radar on the kmdw tower. Being so close to the city streets, will it pick up the traffic on them?

Thanks

Matt


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User currently offlineRyDawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 857 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 969 times:

The system you are asking about is called ASDE (and/or ASDE-X). Stands for Airport Surface Detection Equipment.

Not certain what system MDW currently uses; however, the system is designed to have specific coverage areas. Meaning the system knows to scan runways, taxiways, ramps, and areas determined necessary.

Chicago Midway is on track to get ASDE-X by 2011. This is system is has much more functionality compared to older systems; however, the system's goal is the same on either platform: spot potential collisions.

You can read some more information on ASDE-X
http://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=6296
http://www.sensis.com/docs/128/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASDE-X

Ryan



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