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World ATM Congress 2018

NRPL Aero will exhibit with Easat Radar Systems at the World Air Traffic Management Congress event March 6-9, 2018. We invite you to visit our stand/booth #888 to learn how radar systems are more important than ever in today’s complex multi-layered airspace including drones and UAVs. Contact us to make an appointment.

Now entering its sixth year, World ATM Congress is the world’s largest international air traffic management (ATM) exhibition and conference attracting over 7,500 people each year.

Operated by the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) in partnership with the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA), World ATM Congress brings together the world’s leading product developers, experts, stakeholders, and air navigation service providers (ANSPs). Aviation thought leaders gather for three days of conference sessions, product demonstrations and launches, contract closures and educational and networking opportunities in Madrid, Spain.

Farnborough International Airshow 2016

NRPL Aero to display radar systems at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow (UK) July 11-17 at corporate hospitality pavilion A8 facing the main runway.

NRPL Aero and Easat Antennas will have equipment on display, including primary surveillance radar (PSR), monopulse secondary surveillance radar (MSSR Mode-S), surface movement antennas (SMR), ADS-B receivers, and the US Air Force-spec D-RAPCON carbon-fibre quick-deploy containerised S/L-band antenna. These world-class radar systems & antennas are designed to provide complete air traffic surveillance capability in all weather & environments for civil and military users.

Technical details & commercials discussions of the combined full range of NRPL and Easat radar sensor/system solutions can be addressed to our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Contact us directly to request an invitation. It is recommended to arrange a specific meeting time should detailed discussions be needed.

NRPL Aero merges with Easat Antennas Ltd

NRPL Aero Oy is pleased to announce its merger, with immediate effect, with Easat Antennas Ltd the Stoke-on-Trent, UK based manufacturer and supplier of Air Traffic Control equipment.

Whilst both companies will retain their separate identities, the merger means that NRPL Aero, a long-standing manufacturer of high-performance radar sensors and software, will now be able to offer wider spectrum of Air Traffic Control surveillance systems.

Easat-NRPL’s product range will benefit from the synergy to be derived from this merger; products will range from reflector and linear array antennas, to ADS-B/MLAT and solid-state transceivers.

Both companies will continue to support existing customers and seek to develop new opportunities in unison, globally.

The R&D activities of the merged company will be expanded and developed in all areas.

Easat-NRPL anticipates introducing a range of new products within the next year, building on the joint company’s expertise in S-band and L-band systems, to include an expanded family of Transportable PSR and SSR radars.

Easat-NRPL’s products meet and frequently surpass the requirements and recommendations of ICAO and EUROCONTROL standards.

Mobile MSSR in Poland

  • Mobile MSSR

NRPL Aero has won a tender to supply a mobile MSSR radar to Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA). The supplied system is a transportable solution with short installation and adjustment time.

Primary Surveillance Radar

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  • Lithuania2
  • Kazakhstan-Site-Page-3-v2-ID-11274

Advanced S-Band Solid-State Primary Surveillance Radar Morava 10

PSR Morava 10 is a latest generation primary surveillance radar designed and manufactured by NRPL under ISO 9001:2008 certified quality system. The radar is intended for ATC surveillance within airport terminal area. PSR Morava 10 extended range feature allows using it for en-route application as well. PSR Morava 10 is a field proven PSR system installed at numerous sites worldwide. The system can be flexibly adapted for operation in different environment including wind-farm fields, mountains, and coastal areas. PSR Morava 10 is a very compact and energy efficient solution which reduces demands to installation sites and non-radar auxiliary equipment. PSR Morava 10 fully meets and often surpasses requirements and recommendations of ICAO and EUROCONTROL standards. PSR Morava 10 characteristics were proven by civil aviation authorities of Lithuania, UK, Kazakhstan, South Korea and Czech Republic. PSR Morava 10 is a cost-effective and low maintenance cost solution featuring fully solid-state, highly modular and reliable design with integrated comprehensive BITE system. The radar offers an improved system stability, effective clutter attenuation and elimination of false targets with maintained high probability of target detection up to a distance of 120 NM. High-precise dual-beam antenna ensures reliable coverage within the area and high performance of the radar even under severe ground clutter conditions. Advanced beam switching and combining algorithms mitigate dynamic high-speed clutter such as road traffic, wind turbines and trains. PSR Morava 10 also includes an independent high-resolution weather channel providing precise information on weather conditions (US-NWS 6 level). PSR Morava 10 is very flexible and can be easily integrated with MSSR, ADS-B or MLAT systems. In this case, a common CMS will display status and performance parameters of all systems simultaneously and PPI screen will display combined targets processed by advanced built-in tracking system.

Main Features

  • Advanced solid-state S-band PSR
  • High performance fail-soft transmitter with extra-long pulse feature
  • Extended range up to 120 NM
  • 4G networks interference mitigation
  • Advanced MTD algorithms
  • Field proven wind-farm effect mitigation
  • Independent 6 level weather channel
  • Advanced CMS with remote support capability
  • CAP 670 approval
Frequency band S-band, 2700 – 2900 MHz
Frequency diversity and agility Full frequency diversity; frequency agility with 1 MHz step
Peak RF output power(12/24 modules) 16/28 kW
Pulse width Short pulse: 1 µsLong pulse: adjustable, 40-300 µs
Antenna Low/high beam gain: 34 / 33 dB Polarization: linear/circular
Elevation 0.3° – 45°
Rotation rate 6-15 RPM
Minimal range 0.5 NM
Instrumental detection range 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 NM
Accuracy 50 m / 0.1°
Resolution 230 m / 2°
Signal processor A-MTD, MTAC and MTAT suppression,advanced beam switching and combining,interference suppression, advanced dynamic clutter maps
Sub-clutter visibility > 55 dB
Post processor Plot processing using weight-based algorithms and high precision maps
Tracking system Multiple input processing supports more than 1000 tracks
Output format ASTERIX or any other by request

Antenna System

  • Double-curvature antenna reflector with two beams provides cosec² coverage diagram
  • Polarizers controlled by signal processor allow switching between linear and circular polarization which significantly improves weather clutter attenuation
  • Dual motor antenna drive system
  • Dual azimuth encoder system
  • Antenna drive system can be environmentally protected by antenna shelter
  • Antenna drive system includes comprehensive BITE with numerous sensors (oil level, vibration, temperature etc) displayed on CMS

Transmitter

  • Fully solid-state, highly modular system with 12/24amplifying units, allowing uninterrupted operation during maintenance procedures
  • Very long pulses up to 300 µs
  • Distributed BITE system with detailed diagnostics and online performance calculation
  • Fail-soft architecture with air cooling
  • Low power consumption and energy saving due to high efficiency
  • High gain over the whole bandwidth
  • Target detection characteristics guaranteed with one or two failed amplifiers

Receiver

  • Super-heterodyne receiver with double frequency conversion
  • IF analogue-to-digital conversion to provide extended dynamic range
  • Automated digital gain control guarantees high dynamic range stability
  • Digital sensitivity time control for expanding dynamic range in high-clutter regions
  • One set of local oscillators for generating and receiving signals guarantees high phase stability
  • Extended self-testing of the whole reception channel including antenna
  • Receiver parameters are monitored by sophisticated BITE system

Signal and Data Processor

  • Adaptive MTD
  • Digital NLFM pulse compression
  • Doppler signal filtering
  • US-NWS 6 level high-precision weather maps
  • CFAR adaptive filtering
  • MTAC, MTAT suppression
  • Advanced beam switching and combining
  • Interference suppression, advanced dynamic clutter map
  • Plot processing using weight-based algorithms and high precision maps
  • Multiple input tracking and data combining

Control and Monitoring System

  • Fully redundant system
  • Any number of local and remote CMS terminals
  • Highly adaptable to local communication lines such as serial, optic, LAN, radio link etc.
  • Non-radar equipment control can be easily implemented in CMS displaying all available data
  • Real-time performance calculation
  • Information archiving, replay and analysis
  • SNMP support
  • Factory remote support capability
  • OS independent

Radar Data Display

  • Multiple data (plots and/or tracks) input display including PSR, MSSR, ADS-B and MLAT
  • Weather maps display with up to 256 levels
  • Raw video display
  • Geographical maps and air navigation charts
  • Surveillance data archiving and replay

Mode-S MSSR

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  • MSSR-CMS-screenshot-v_1-ID-11587
  • Plot-2-PAGE-3-v_1-v1-ID-11460-210x300
  • Beyneu-radar-site-PAGE-1-v_1-v2-ID-11301-1024x768
  • KAZ08-Radar-System-Photo-46-v_1-v1-ID-11592-1024x768

Mode-S Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar M10S

M10S is a new generation Mode-S MSSR designed and manufactured by NRPL under ISO 9001:2008 certified quality system in full compliance with ICAO and Eurocontrol standards. It is intended for air traffic control cooperative surveillance in accordance with elementary and enhanced Mode-S specifications. It was designed using the latest, best-known technological improvements.

M10S can be used either stand-alone or can be easily integrated with PSR, ADS-B and MLAT systems. In this case, a common CMS will display status and performance parameters of all systems simultaneously and PPI screen will display combined targets processed by advanced built-in tracking system.

M10S is highly flexible, high performance turnkey solution with open architecture easily adaptable to customer requirements and needs of different sites, such as communication and maintenance facilities.

Operation mode 1, 2, 3/A, C and S ELS/EHS
Antenna drive Dual motor
Rotation rates 6-15 RPM
Coverage

  • maximal range
  • minimal range
  • height
  • elevation
 

  • 256 NM
  • 0.25 NM
  • 66,000 ft
  • 0.3° – 45.0°
Maximal number of aircrafts 1000
Accuracy (random errors)

  • azimuth
  • range, mode A/C
  • range, Mode-S
 

  • 0.068°
  • 30 m
  • 15 m
Detection probability ≥ 0.99
Code detection probability ≥ 0.99
Probability of combining ≥ 0.95
Output format ASTERIX
Output data link type Serial/LAN/optic

Full Mode-S functionalities were certified by CAA of the Czech Republic, a member of Eurocontrol, and field proven by numerous installations in different countries.

MSSR M10S features extremely compact, fully solid-state, highly modular and reliable design with very low life-cycle cost. The system is fully redundant with automatic switch- over and hot swapping functions ensuring high availability.

CMS software is OS independent and can be installed on any number of computers. CMS features user friendly interface and provides factory remote support capability.

Main Features

  • Extremely compact single 19” cabinet solution
  • Transportable version is also available
  • Developed in full compliance with ICAO and Eurocontrol
  • Mode 1, 2, 3/A, C and Mode-S ELS/EHS
  • Automatic system reconfiguration and switch-over
  • Built-in data processing and combining for MSSR, PSR, ADS-B and MLAT
  • Built-in track processor and output data formatter
  • BITE for continuous monitoring of MSSR M10S subsystems and non-radar equipment
  • Diagnostic CMS to provide local and remote control of operation
  • Archiving, playback and statistical analysis of surveillance data
  • Unattended operation and easy maintenance
  • Cost-effective and low maintenance cost solution
  • Remotely controlled SSR Mode-S monitor
  • Built-in extended reception channel testing

Interrogator

  • Dual channel fully redundant system
  • Interrogation, detection and acquisition of Modes 1, 2, 3/A, C and S
  • Mode-S Addressed Elementary Surveillance
    • ICAO aircraft address
    • Flight identity
    • Transponder capability report
    • Altitude reporting to 25 ft
    • Flight status
  • Mode-S Addressed Enhanced Surveillance
    • Lockout protocols
    • Basic data protocols
    • Standard length communication protocols
    • Extended length communication transactions
    • Aircraft identification protocol
  • Interlace with up to 4 modes
  • Programmable interrogation strategy based on target position
  • Adaptive parameter adjustment including advanced anti-reflector
  • Multiple input tracking and data combining

Antenna System

  • Large vertical aperture (LVA) antenna with SUM, DIFF and OMNI channels
  • Compact 2.5 meter antenna can be used as an option
  • Open structure for low wind load
  • Encapsulated weatherproof dipole columns
  • Light weight
  • Superior RF performance
  • Shaped elevation patterns
  • Meets ICAO requirements
  • Dual motor antenna drive system
  • Dual azimuth encoder system
  • Antenna drive system can be environmentally protected by antenna shelter
  • Antenna drive system includes comprehensive BITE with numerous sensors (oil level, vibration, temperature etc) displayed on CMS

Control and Monitoring System (CMS)

  • Fully redundant system
  • Any number of local and remote CMS terminals
  • Highly adaptable to local communication lines such as serial, optic, LAN, radio link etc.
  • Non-radar equipment control can be easily implemented in CMS displaying all available data
  • Real-time performance calculation
  • Information archiving, replay and analysis
  • SNMP support
  • Factory remote support capability

Radar Data Display

  • Multiple data (plots and/or tracks) input display including PSR, MSSR, ADS-B and MLAT
  • Display all enhanced Mode-S data
  • Geographical maps and air navigation charts
  • Surveillance data archiving and replay

ADS-B / MLAT

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  • PAGE-2-P1110964-v_1-v2-ID-11616
  • RESU-AL
  • PAGE-1-KAZ08-Radar-System-Photo-47-v_1-v2-ID-11593

M10AL is the latest generation ADS-B station designed and manufactured by NRPL under ISO 9001:2008 certified quality system.

The system complies with all ICAO requirements and it has been designed using the latest, best-known technological improvements. The system is highly modular and can be either fully redundant with automatic switch-over or single- channel for N-1 architecture.

M10AL can be used either separately or as a complement to existing PSR/MSSR radars while using only one data processing center. Several stations can be easily extended to MLAT network (airport or WAM).

Main features

  • Mode S Extended Squitter (1090 ES)
  • Multilateration function available
  • Indoor and outdoor versions
  • Fully redundant or single-channel
  • Very easy start-up procedure (“plug-and-play”)
  • Several antenna systems (sector, omni) depending on required coverage
  • No moving parts such as fan or HDD
  • Dual precise GPS sensors
  • Comprehensive BITE; CMS with SNMP and remote access
  • Data archiving, playback and analysis
  • Low power consumption, commercial AC or DC (solar panel, wind power generator)
  • Built-in site monitor
Coverage
Maximal range
Altitude
250 NM
66 000 ft
Target load > 2000
Data refresh interval 0.5 – 4 sec
Input data channels 1-4
Antenna system 17, 11.5, 9, 5 dBi
Probability of detection 99%
Automatic failure control 90%
MTBF 217 012 h
MTTR 5 m
Full redundancy Yes
BITE system Yes
Maximal power consumption < 100 W
Input power Commercial AC/DC
Output data format ASTERIX CAT021, CAT023
Climatic conditions, Indoor
Operation temperature:
Humidity:
+5°C … +40°C
≤ 80% at +25°C
Climate conditions, Outdoor
Operation temperature:
Humidity
-50°C … +65°C
≤ 98% at +25°C
Max operating altitude 10 000 ft
Operational wind speed 100 kts
Survival wind speed 120 kts

Antenna System

  • Variable number of input antenna channels (1 – 4)
  • M10AL can be used with several antenna types depending on required coverage:
  • Three 120° degree 17 dBi gain sector antennas
  • One omni-directional 11.5 dBi antenna
  • One omni-directional 9 dBi antenna
  • One omni-directional 5 dBi antenna

Data Processing

  • Mode A/C, Mode S ES, Mode S ELS/EHS processing and 3D position calculation
  • Tracking and data combining with PSR/MSSR
  • Existing PSR Morava 10 / MSSR M10S radar data processor is upgradable to MLAT processing capability

Control and Monitoring System

  • Fully redundant system
  • Any number of local and remote CMS terminals
  • Highly adaptable to local communication lines such as serial, optic, LAN, radio link etc.
  • Non-radar equipment control can be easily imple- mented in CMS displaying all available data
  • Real-time performance calculation
  • Information archiving, replay and analysis
  • SNMP support
  • Factory remote support capability

Radar Data Display

  • Multiple data (plots and/or tracks) input display including PSR, MSSR, ADS-B and MLAT
  • Geographical maps and air navigation charts
  • Surveillance data archiving and replay

MLAT System Features

  • Consists of several M10AL stations and one or several interrogators
  • M10AL can be either redundant or single-channel providing extra degree of reliability
  • Using Mode A/C, Mode S ES, Mode S ELS/EHS for interrogation
  • Can be used either separately or as a complement to existing PSR/MSSR radars while using only one data processing system
  • Enhanced coverage calculation
  • Redundant central data processing system
Output data format ASTERIX CAT010, CAT019, CAT20, CAT21, CAT23
Output data filter Geographic, altitude, range, identity/address
Position accuracy 50 m
Update rate 1-10 sec
Target load 1000
Interrogation type Mode A/C, Mode S ES, Mode S ELS/EHS
Interrogation frequency 1030 MHz
Transmit power Up to 2000 W
Dynamic transmit power Yes
Sector-based interrogation Yes