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[108] Microprocessor-En Route Automated Radar Tracking System (MEARTS)
Detail Data
ID: 108
Acronym: MEARTS
Name: Microprocessor-En Route Automated Radar Tracking System
Type: System
Description: The Microprocessor-En Route Automated Radar Tracking System (MEARTS) is a radar processing system implemented with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment, for use in the Anchorage, Alaska Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) and Center Radar Approach Control (CERAPs) environments.  It provides single sensor and a mosaic display of traffic and weather using long- and short-range radars and at Anchorage it processes and displays Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) surveillance as well.  The MEARTS interfaces with multiple types of displays, including the flat panel Display System Replacement (DSR)(modified).
(Source: Roadmap Domain Lead)

The Micro-En Route Automated Radar Tracking System (MEART) provides radar data processing and tracking, and utilizes display equipment to provide alphanumeric and flight data distribution. The MEART is a fully redundant, dual local area network system composed of commercial off-the-shelf components and provides automatic switchover capability upon failure. The MEART combines both en route and terminal air traffic operational functions. (Source: FSEP Desk Guide)
Status: In-Service
System/Service Owner: None
NAS Hierarchy Element/Sub-Element(s): Air Traffic Control Automation
  Flight & Surveillance Processing
Primary Roadmap/Diagram(s): Automation
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Secondary Roadmap(s)/Diagram(s): None
Phases of Flight: Takeoff, Climb, Descent, Approach, Landing

  • ID / Revision: 108 / 18
  • Visibility Internet
  • Created: 29-Jul-2009
  • Updated: 28-Feb-2014

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