Saab’s VL-1090 operates by transmitting its location on 1090 MHz directly to cooperative surface surveillance systems at an airport. This means that air traffic controllers at airports equipped with modern cooperative surveillance systems can see these vehicles on their displays immediately. Also, transmitting ASD-B data on 1090 MHz means these trackers are not only detected by ADS-B receivers but by MLAT surveillance as well.
Installation and configuration are extremely simple and flexible thanks to its USB-C interface and on-board configuration. The VL-1090 adapter provides power to the VL-1090 squitter unit itself and can be hardwired into a vehicle’s power system or connected a 12V DC automobile “cigarette lighter” USB-C adapter. A smart device can be connected via the adapter’s accessory port and used to access the configuration interface which is hosted on the unit.
Saab’s VL-4G sends its GPS-based position data to any server or application configured to receive and process that data, for example asset tracking software or Saab’s own industry leading CDM tools suite, Aerobahn.
The data provided by the VL-4G transits commercial cellular networks and does not necessarily utilize any airport or FAA infrastructure, which offers a great deal of flexibility and independence to the user. A number of safety and efficiency capabilities are available based on this easily integrated data