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Company recognised for ADS-B systems
Article Type: Safety notes From: Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal, Volume 80, Issue 4
Sensis Corporation has been awarded a 2007 Robert J. Collier Trophy as a result of its innovative work on ADS-B. The Robert J. Collier Trophy, annually awarded by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), honors companies for “the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety of air or space vehicles.”
“To be recognised with this award is truly an honor, and a testament to the dedication and innovation of our employees”, said Tony Lo Brutto, Vice President and General Manager of Sensis Air Traffic Systems. “Sensis has been committed to the ADS-B concept since its inception, providing both standalone ADS-B sensors as well as ADS-B capability embedded in every multilateration sensor that we produce.”
The NAA is the oldest national aviation organization in the USA dedicated to the advancement of the art, sport and science of aviation. The Collier Trophy was established in 1911. Sensis was one of the companies awarded this honour for “conceptualising, developing, and implementing Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, the next generation performance-based air-ground, air-air, and ground-air surveillance system.” ADS-B allows aircraft to broadcast accurate and timely reports of their position, velocity, identification, capability and intentions to air traffic controllers and other aircraft. With ADS-B, pilots have a better view of air traffic in their vicinity and air traffic controllers have an improved situational display as well as important flight parameters that provide insight into the intended flight path of the aircraft.
Sensis Corporation provides sensors, information technology, and simulation and modeling to the world’s air navigation service providers, civil aviation authorities, airports, airlines and militaries.