The Airport Target Identification System (ATIDS) is a new surveillance and identification system for locating Mode Select Beacon System (Mode S) equipped aircraft and vehicles. Its primary use is as a surface Beacon surveillance system to provide Flight Number Identification (ID) to the existing Airport Surface Detection Equipment Model 3 (ASDE-3) radar and Airport Movement Area Safety System (AMASS). The system is also capable of locating and identifying aircraft in flight or on the ground, which permits the use of the ATIDS system for Parallel Runway Monitor (ORM) and other airborne and surface surveillance applications. The system operates by receiving and time stamping the Mode S squitter from a target at three or more R/Ts; transmitting the squitter ID and time stamp to a central computer; measuring the Time Distance of Arrival (TDOA) of the squitter from each time stamp; and calculating the target's position by hyperbolic stamp; and calculating the target's position by hyperbolic multilateration.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Airport Technology Research and Development Branch
    Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405
  • Authors:
    • Stevens, A J
  • Publication Date: 2000-5


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 62 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00800988
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/FAA/CT-TN98/4
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 30 2000 12:00AM