Homeland Security Radar Support for the FAA
The Federal Aviation Administration was in need of a pole to support a Homeland Security radar that monitors boat traffic.
ARE Telecom was hired on by The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to install our AFS 600 20’ Tilt-Up Pole to support a Homeland Security radar that monitors boat traffic. The pole needed to be rated for extreme winds, be able to be lowered for maintenance, and hurricanes.
ARE’s AFS 600 system allowed The FAA to have a permanent or temporary foundation and 20’ self-raising pole that is assembled by 2 people. This system will support The FAA’s technical requirements and maintain a tight deflection to guarantee accurate readings. ARE’s AFS 600 uses (2) hydraulic rams and a small 12v pump which is powered by a conventional vehicle battery, which raises or lowers the pole in minutes.
- Pole custom designed to interface with radar and surveillance equipment
- Above ground foundation required no digging on bed of rock
- Portable Power Unit weighs 25 lbs
- No Concrete
- 2-man crew
- 2-day assembly
- Local fill used for ballast
- Hand tools
- Limited space
- Mountain top site
- Rock base
- Limited electrical infrastructure
- Non-evasive system to meet FAA requirements
Create a level surface using gravel or aggregate
Place king-post in center of leveled ground and set trays around
Assemble sidewalls and fill with ballast
Attach pole and hydraulic rams. Using 2x 20T rams and a 12v battery power unit, raise the pole