Federal Aviation Administration

Federal Aviation Administration

Radar control and monitoring systems

Few things are more important in the air transportation industry than accurate and reliable radar information. After a careful series of tests and a round of competitive bids, the chief integrator for this Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) project chose Gcom® to enable robust data transfer for multiple airport radar locations.

Not only does Gcom provide protocol software for the local control and monitoring of radar units, but Gcom SDLC protocol stacks also allow connectivity to remote control and monitoring locations for redundancy and data collection.

Project Goals
  • Control and monitor airport radar systems.
  • Allow for redundancy of control and data logging.
  • Permit both local and remote command and control of radar sites.
Network Topology
  • Local SDLC link to radar unit
  • Remote SDLC link to alternate control unit
Gcom Solution
  • Gcom Protocol Suite with SDLC and Link Layer
  • Synchronous serial adapter
Network Interfaces
  • RS-232
  • V.35
Gcom solution for Federal Aviation Administration radar control and monitoring systems