Year 2000 Test Report for the Airport Movement Area Safety System (AMASS)
WILLIAM J HUGHES TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ
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This test report documents the tests performed on the Airport Movement Area Safety System AMASS to ensure that the system is Year 2000 compliant. The AMASS is an enhancement to the Airport Surface Detection Equipment ASDE-3 AMASS receives digitized radar data, synchronization data, and a timedate stamp from the ASDE. AMASS does not process the ASDE datatime information but only logs the event. AMASS does not transmit time or date information to the ASDE or any other system. AMASS also receives digitized beacon radar data through its Terminal Automation Interface Unit TAIU . The TAIU receives data from the Airport Surveillance Radar ASR-9 . There is no date information transferred to or from the AMASS TAIU interface. The AMASS system has met all of the Year 2000 compliance criteria. Additional checks have been added to the AMASS acceptance data package ADP which will insure that the built-in operating system BIOS of each production AMASS will be compliant. The Surveillance Branch, ACT-310, recommends certifying the AMASS as Year 2000 compliant.
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment