ADS-B Vehicle Tracking System


At airports worldwide, ground vehicle incursion into critical safety areas is rising. Vektor minimizes the risk by using a fully standards compliant, vehicle-mounted ADS-B transmitter that continually broadcasts a vehicle’s location. The transmitter can be permanently or magnetically mounted to all airside vehicles, including tugs, fire, rescue and de-icing equipment. Each vehicle is clearly and uniquely identified, providing an essential addition to any surface movement guidance and control system.

The design of Vektor ensures easy integration and interoperability with any multilateralization or ADS-B system based on ICAO Annex 10 defined Mode S Extended Squitter datalink.

Easy to Deploy

Vektor is easy to deploy on any airport vehicle.  The all-weather housing includes magnetic and bolt-on installation options.  Vehicle identifier, callsign and surface emitter types are configurable via integrated Wi-Fi using the echo mobile application for iOS and Android.

Squitter Map Support

Vektor can intelligently transmit when traveling in sensitive areas and automatically stop transmitting in low-risk areas using Squitter Maps.  Designing the boundary to dynamically enable and disable transmission is as easy as drawing a closed shape in Google Earth and uploading it to the Vektor via Wi-Fi.  The use of squitter maps dramatically reduces unwanted clutter and reduces operator error.

See and be Seen

Awareness isn’t just for aircraft.  Vektor’s integrated GPS plots the vehicle position to a moving map and provides reminders when approaching runways.  The dual-band ADS-B receiver allows traffic to be shown on any GDL90 compatible display via Wi-Fi.


  • Improved situational awareness

  • Safety enhancements under all weather conditions

  • Reduced Incursion Risk

  • SBAS-enabled GPS receiver and Mode S Extended Squitter ADS-B for highly accurate, reliable positioning

  • Ability to automatically disable transmission when vehicle leaves movement area

  • Low power consumption for connection to accessory power outlet

  • Field configurable via secure Wi-Fi

  • IP67 enclosure

  • Magnetic or mechanical mounting


Transmit Message TypeDF18 Identification – Surface Position and Operational Status Messages per DO-260B
ADS-B Transmit Periods 
Surface Position0.5 secs – vehicle in motion
5 secs – vehicle at rest
Identification5 secs – vehicle in motion
10 secs – vehicle at rest
Operational Status5 secs – always
Transmit Power20 Watts peak power
Transmit Frequency1090 ± 1 MHz
Pulse & Spectral performanceDO-260B, DO-181C
Vehicle IDField configurable
24-bit ICAO IDField configurable
Operating Temperature-45 to +80 °C
Input Power11 to 32 Volts DC, 1.5 Watts


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