Beijing’s New Airport to Operate Terma Surface Movement Radar
Terma has been awarded the delivery of the Surface Movement Radars (SMR) to the new airport in Beijing, China opening in 2019. The airport will join the long list of major airports to operate the new generation solid state SCANTER 5502 Surface Movement Radar. The system will be delivered alongside Terma’s local long-term partner LES Nanjing.
The purpose of the Surface Movement Radar is to maximize safety in airports by allowing Air Traffic Controllers to monitor, advice, and instruct aircraft, vehicles, personnel etc. moving on the ground in an airport. A radar is very suitable for this purpose as it covers a large area and operates independently of light conditions (day/night), visibility conditions e.g. fog, and possible precipitation e.g. rain and snow.
The SCANTER 5502 Solid State Surface Movement Radars is integrated into the airport’s Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) as the primary non-corporative surveillance sensor.
Terma Surface Movement Radars are in operation in 18 major Chinese airports including Beijing Daxing International Airport. A total of over 120 international airports around the globe are equipped with Terma SMR radars.