ASDE-X: Dassault RAPSODIE
Dassault, a French aviation company, produces an ASDE-X candidate radar
which has been adapted to the airport surface from a military application.
The RAPSODIE features:
a non-rotating phased array with a scanning sector of 150 degrees;
an electronic scan antenna that allows a non-continuous scan affording
high updates rates of critical areas;
because the system features full digital processing, only synthetic targets
with velocity vectors are computed;
estimates the target size and delivers a digital output to a Sun SparcStation
display (shown below).