Space-based tracking of aircraft is a technology equalizer that offers nations lacking radar infrastructure a way to quickly improve their surveillance capability, ICAO council president Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu said. In a keynote address March 6 at the World ATM Congress, Aliu endorsed space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B), a system that uses receiver payloads on satellites to route aircraft transponder signals to air traffic control facilities on the ground. The ...

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