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Surface Movement Radar

Information on the movement of both aircraft and vehicles and their ground movement in the airport is required to ensure safe monitoring and route information is provided.

Navtech Radar’s innovative sensors provide extremely high-resolution imaging, enabling the location and movement of objects on the airfield to be detected precisely in all weather and environmental conditions. The compact and robust sensors are used to create a distributed sensor network across the airfield. This ensures 100% coverage of all areas and maximum reliability, with no single point of failure. The distributed network is flexible, with minimal structural requirements, meaning it can accommodate a changing airfield infrastructure.

The radar can be installed as a stand-alone non-cooperative sensor for detecting and tracking aircraft and vehicles integrated to ERIS (ATM system).

Surface Movement Radar

Detection Conditions

  • Fog, snow, rain and sand
  • Complex and cluttered environments
  • All levels of light, from darkness to sun glare
  • Extreme temperatures 

How Does Surface Movement Work?

 Surface movement radar detects vehicles and aircraft and tracks their movement on the surface of the airport. Navtech's sensors are integrated with ERA a.s.' advanced ERIS software (Air Traffic Management system), providing high resolution data for accurate surface movement detection. 


  • Wide-area airport surveillance 
  • Vehicle and aircraft monitoring 
  • Accurate data for air traffic control 
  • All weather detection and sensing
  • Routing information to pilots and vehicles

Why Choose Navtech's Sensors for SMR Applications?

  • All weather sensing

Our high resolution radar sensors provide reliable detection, in all weather and light conditions. This is crucial for surface movement applications where round the clock surveillance is essential.

  • Easily integrated 

Navtech's sensors are easily integrated with cameras and exisiting security systems. 

  • Fully automated operation

AdvanceGuard works even in the darkness of night and extreme weather conditions.

  • Fast update rate

Update rates between 1-4 Hz dependent on each specific site. Ideal for SMR applications.

  • Wide-area and long range surveillance

Sensors have an indictive range of up to 3000m. This means minimal sensors are needed to cover an entire site, keeping overall costs low. For more information on range visit the technical specifications page. 

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