ASDE-X - Dassault Layout

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). 
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