CATC References

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30.000 ATC radios, more than 200 systems on more than 80 countries

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For more than 35 years, Rohde & Schwarz has supported supervisory authorities, airports, air navigation service providers (ANSP) and airlines throughout the world with an impressive range of solutions, spanning from radios and voice communications systems (VCS) to turnkey solutions and subsequent operation of the systems.

With 30.000 ATC radios installed and more than 200 systems on more than 80 countries implemented, customers around the world, rely on the uncompromising quality of our products and the user centric design of our ATC solutions.

See for yourself the selected customers and their experiences with Rohde & Schwarz solutions.

Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS)

Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS)

DFS has renewed their entire countrywide radio network. This included replacing all existing radios with the R&S®Series4200 to comply with the EU directive that requires all radios to be capable of 8.33 kHz channel spacing. All radios are able to interface seamlessly to the VCS. The radios can be used with analog lines, a digital E1 interface or an ED-137 compliant voice over IP (VoIP) interface, depending on the VCS to be used. At many sites, a unique redundancy system was implemented. The new radios have been integrated into DFS’s SNMP based management system.
The renewal of the radio network comprised more than 100 radios sites with a total of almost 2,900 radios.
The project included system integration, installation, training, services and repair.

IAA / ISAVIA

IAA / ISAVIA

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and ISAVIA represent one of the world’s most demanding operational ATC scenarios in terms of safety and efficiency. Shanwick OCA handles in excess of 400,000 aircraft on an annual basis. Reykjavik OCA handles some 100,000 airplanes per year. The R&S®VCS-4G systems are set up as two independent systems. One will be located in ISAVIA’s communications center in Gufunes, Iceland, and the other in IAA’s communications center in Ballygirreen, Ireland. The direct link between the two voice communications systems allows advanced scenarios such as resource sharing for air-ground and ground-ground sources and virtual center operation.

In a world-first deployment, the solution enables virtual ATC center operation. On demand, ISAVIA and IAA can operate their individual control centers in Gufunes and Ballygirreen locations in joint operation mode, sharing radio and telephony communications resources as if they were in a single ATC center. The innovative concept of a virtual ATC center, available exclusively from Rohde & Schwarz, allows each VCS to operate independently in standalone mode or, when connected with each other, in joint-operation mode.

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Airways New Zealand

After successful factory acceptance testing of Rohde & Schwarz’ R&S®VCS-4G IP-based voice communications system in the company’s Systems Integration Laboratory at North Ryde, Australia, New Zealand’s future air traffic control (ATC) system was accepted by Airways in July 2019, the country’s air navigation service provider, and roll-out will now commence. The innovative solution was chosen based on its reliability, innovation and flexibility.
The system’s IP design facilitates the pooling of ATC resources in a virtual control center. The quad-redundant, distributed architecture facilitates a “one center – two locations approach” and provides Airways with significantly increased resilience and a unique geographic flexibility to manage their operations in a single trusted environment in the future. The project included multiple workshops covering topics, such as human machine interface, voice communications system control and monitoring, system safety and integration with other systems.

NAV CANADA

NAV CANADA

NAV CANADA, after an extensive supplier evaluation, awarded Rohde & Schwarz a contract to supply 17 HF transmitter systems in July 2019, each with an output power of 4 kW for voice communications in its North Atlantic region. The HF system being introduced is part of the R&S®M3SR Series 4100 software defined radio (SDR) family, specifically the R&S®XK4100. It is also equipped with the new ED137 IP interface. These radios follow the requirements of the international standard EUROCAE ED137 for Voice-over-IP (VoIP) Air Traffic Management (ATM) applications. The transmitters will support NAV CANADA HF communications for decades. NAV CANADA provides ATC and related services for Canadian domestic and international airspace, and uses long haul, beyond-the-horizon communications to aircraft flying in northern Canada and flights to and from Europe over the North Atlantic Ocean.

Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic

Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic

The Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic (ANS CR) is modernizing almost 200 controller working positions for ATC simulators at locations in Prague, Brno, Ostrava and Karlovy Vary with Rohde & Schwarz’ R&S®VCS-4G as the core. This involves modifying existing R&S®VCS-4G with user interface layouts of other VCS systems in order to serve the specific ANS application of simulating different ATC environments during training.

Chengdu Tianfu International Airport (China)

Chengdu Tianfu International Airport (China)

Rohde & Schwarz is to install more than 240 R&S®Series4200 VHF/UHF radios and 17 controller working positions at new Chengdu Tianfu International Airport, ordered by the Southwest Regional Air Management Bureau of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The solution will enable reliable air traffic control and ensure a high level of safety for airlines and passengers. To support this operation, 120 VHF channels will be operated from the control center. These channels are distributed across 13 sites throughout the Chengdu control area, providing five services: regional control, approach control, ground control, tower control and multiflight airway control.

COCESNA

COCESNA

COCESNA, the Central American aviation safety service provider, and Rohde & Schwarz have agreed, in 2018, on a long-term cooperation within the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). As a first project, Ilopango Airport in San Salvador was equipped with a fully integrated ATC communications system, consisting of R&S®VCS-4G IP based voice communications system (VCS), Controller Working Positions (CWP), R&S®Series4200 stationary ATC radios and supplementary components such as voice recorders, emergency radios and antennas. A second project comprised additional 240 R&S®Series4200 software defined radios to be installed in 32 remote sites and airports across the six member countries for en-route control and ground-to-air communication.

Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)

Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)

Rohde & Schwarz will install more than 240 R&S®Series4200 VHF/UHF radios at Singapore Changi Airport, including at the new radio stations to be built at Changi East. Besides providing high-quality voice connections between pilots and air traffic controllers, these radios also deploy a new technology called Detection of Simultaneous Transmissions (DSiT). With the acquisition of these radios, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) will be the first air navigation service provider in the Asia-Pacific to adopt DSiT. As part of the contract, Rohde & Schwarz will provide auxiliary equipment, software, project management, training as well as after-sales services for a 15-year period to CAAS.

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