ADB SAFEGATE launches OneControl MLAT, one of the most accurate and high precision multilateration products on the market

PRESS RELEASE. At inter airport Europe 2019, ADB SAFEGATE announces one of the most advanced, flexible and adaptable multilateration (MLAT) products to improve approach and ground surveillance at airports. OneControl MLAT, as the name suggests, can be delivered as a component of ADB SAFEGATE’s OneControl Integrated Controller Working Position for the airport tower and guarantees a full and easy integration with the Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS).


Multilateration is a technology that accurately detects the position of aircraft using a method called ‘Time Difference of Arrival’ (TDOA) that is calculated when ground or remote units placed in strategic areas around the airport receive and timestamp transponder signals. The use of standard and hybrid elliptical-hyperbolic multilateration techniques allows OneControl MLAT to provide ground, as well as approach, surveillance without the need to increase the number of remote stations even for Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) applications.

“OneControl MLAT fills a missing link in our routing, guidance and surveillance solution suite. With this indigenously developed product we have expanded our footprint in the Tower business to offer a fully integrated, in-house, end-to-end approach and ground surveillance solution for airports,” says Christian Onselaere, CEO, ADB SAFEGATE. “The new product will have a big impact on our portfolio as it will become a key part of our Digital Apron strategy, and it will support our integration strategy where we take ownership of full projects, designs and installations.”

“The product has been operational at Salzburg Airport since October 2017 and boasts of an excellent track record. One of the biggest advantages is the methodology to substantially reduce the multipath effect. This decreases the reflection of neighboring surfaces, such as buildings or aircraft, to guarantee a higher number of aircraft movements even in low visibility conditions,” added Stephan Bernhart, R&D Lead, OneControl MLAT at ADB SAFEGATE.

Another key highlight is that OneControl MLAT is a scalable, modular and independent system which can be custom fitted to suit every airport layout ensuring that the installation and service is very cost effective. The system is easily expandable and can be adapted to layout changes by adding or removing independent remote units. The units are fully standardized and fulfill EUROCAE minimum operational performance specifications ED-117 and ED-117A.

OneControl MLAT will be launched at inter airport Europe (October 8-11 2019), where ADB SAFEGATE will show other solutions designed to drive safety at the airfield, apron and tower. Booth 1320, Hall B5

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ADB SAFEGATE is a leading provider of solutions that boost efficiency, improve safety and environmental sustainability and reduce operational costs for airports, airlines and ANSP’s. The company works with customers to identify performance bottlenecks and jointly solve them through integrated solutions that improve airport and airline performance. These solutions address every aspect from approach to departure – airport traffic handling and guidance, airfield lighting, tower-based traffic control systems, intelligent gate and docking automation, services and advanced analytics. ADB SAFEGATE has more than 1,100 employees across 45 nationalities in 25 countries, and operates in more than 175 countries, serving more than 2,500 airports globally.

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