Designed for airport ground vehicles operating in aircraft movement areas, our 978MHz Vehicle Movement Area Transponder (VMAT) ADS-B ground system provides position reporting that is accurate down to meters in real time, increasing safety in active movement areas. Today, FreeFlight Systems has the only system approved under these requirements, and has deployed systems at 30 airports with fleet sizes of 2,500+.
Utilizes an internally stored map of the airport control area
Fully compatible with ASDE-X and multilateration (MLAT) systems for harmonic compatibility between the two systems
Approved equipment listed under AC 150/5220-26
Hard mounted antenna set-up for significantly safer airport environment, eliminating FOD risk
Designed and engineered for critical, safety of life applications (like runway incursion detection)
Ideal for fleet tracking
FreeFlight’s VMAT 1.0 includes an ADS-B aviation-certified internal WAAS/GPS sensor that provides the ability to collect position, velocity, time, and other vehicle state information in
real-time. The system transmits data from the airport ground vehicle to air traffic and ground control once per second, allowing a positive identification of the vehicle. The system utilizes robust Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) technology and is fully compatible with ASDE-X and multilateration systems, ensuring seamless integration with existing traffic control
The system provides critical information that air traffic controllers require to increase safety in active movement areas.