ADS-B Vehicle Tracking Unit
Ground vehicle incursions into critical safety and movement areas on airport surfaces is on the rise. VTU-20 minimizes this risk by using a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved, externally mounted vehicle Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) transmitter that continually broadcasts a vehicle’s location to airport surveillance systems and nearby aircraft.
VTU-20’s innovative design ensures easy installation, integration and interoperability with Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X), Airport Surface Surveillance Capability (ASSC), or ADS-B receiver surveillance solutions for airport surface control and situational awareness. The all-in-one external design includes a 20W Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) transmitter, internal FAA qualified Global Positioning System (GPS) and antennas. The all-weather housing includes magnetic and bolt-on installation options.
Squitter Map Support
VTU-20 can intelligently transmit when traveling in airport movement areas and disable transmission in low-risk areas using FAA approved Squitter Transmission Maps. Squitter Transmission Maps, vehicle ID, and ICAO addresses are field configurable with a provided PC based tool.