Sensis Runway Safety Equipment Commissioned at Louisville International Airport

Jul 30, 2007 (08:07 AM EDT)

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sensis Corporation announced that its Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X system (ASDE-X) at Louisville International Airport is operational. ASDE-X uses a combination of surface movement radar, transponder multilateration and ADS-B sensors to provide air traffic controllers with an accurate picture of the location and identity of aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface. Further, the system's advanced conflict detection and alerting technology, Safety Logic, detects and alerts controllers to potential aircraft and vehicle collision situations. The improved situational awareness provided by ASDE-X enables controllers to more safely and efficiently manage movement on the airport surface -- one of the most error-prone and congested phases of flight.

"In the face of rising air traffic levels, the ASDE-X system allows Louisville Airport to maintain safety, capacity and efficiency," said Marc Viggiano, president of Sensis Air Traffic Systems. "Additionally, by supporting next generation technologies such as ADS-B, the investment addresses the needs of the National Airspace System tomorrow as well as today."

The FAA is in the process of deploying the ASDE-X system to a total of 35 of the nation's airports. With the addition of Louisville International Airport, the system is operational and commissioned at nine airports.


Sensis Corporation provides sensors, information technology, and simulation and modeling to the world's militaries, air navigation service providers, civil aviation authorities, airports and airlines. Sensis Corporation's equipment is deployed around the world, including more than 750 sensors and more than 1,100 sensor interface devices in 25 countries on five continents. For more information regarding Sensis Corporation, visit .

CONTACT: Beth Larson of Sensis Corporation, +1-315-234-3729,

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