Air traffic control
Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and through controlled airspace. The primary purpose of ATC systems worldwide is to separate aircraft to prevent collisions, to organise and expedite the flow of traffic, and to provide information and other support for pilots. This service can be performed using ground-based infrastructures for air traffic management and guidance, which is owned by civil aviation authorities and managed by air navigation service providers.
This infrastructure, located throughout a given country, can be either an Area Control Center (ACC), whose duty it is to harmonise each aircraft's entrance and exit in order to ensure a consistent traffic flow inside the airways, or airports, whose duty it is to give aircraft the authorisation to take off or land so that a safe distance from all other aircraft is guaranteed.
HUBER+SUHNER provides a comprehensive portfolio of cables, connectors, cable assemblies and lightning protectors that meet the key requirements for connection for this market, including:
- Low loss
- Power handling capability
- PIM performance
- Weather resistance
- On field mountability
The product series Spuma, S and SX provide lowest attenuation, high flexibility and optimal shielding. Products from the Spuma series are similar to the LMR® products from Times Microwave. The series with LSFH jacket material and the radiation crosslinked SX series with the RADOX® jacket offer extremely high flame protection.
High temperature coaxial cables
The PTFE/FEP cables of our RG/K series are designed for applications up to 200 °C and are characterised by low losses, especially at high frequencies. The Enviroflex cables do not contain fluorine plastics either in the dielectric nor in the jacket and thus provide a robust and environmentally friendly option.