Daytona Beach, Fla. – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is among the winners of the 2007 Collier Trophy, awarded to a team of organizations that collaborated to develop the automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) system.
Embry-Riddle pioneered the implementation and testing of ADS-B in its aircraft. The flight training fleets at its campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., are fully equipped with the new technology.
With ADS-B, both pilots and controllers see radar-like displays with accurate traffic data from satellites, updated in real time. Pilots also have access to weather services, terrain maps, and flight information services. The improved situational awareness enables pilots to fly at safe distances from each another with less assistance from air traffic controllers. [Read more...]