05334982 is referenced by 59 patents and cites 17 patents.

An airport vehicle identification system includes a ground surveillance radar system which radiates both a conventional radar signal and a beacon interrogation signal. The radar receives i) a backscatter signal from the skin returns of a target and ii) an encoded ID signal indicative of the target identity. The encoded ID signal is transmitted by a vehicle (e.g., an aircraft) mounted transponder in response to receiving the beacon interrogation signal. The transponder can be located within an external vehicle light housing such as an aircraft collision avoidance light. This invention fills the critical void in airport traffic control of providing ground controllers with electronic airport surface surveillance data which includes both vehicle position and identity.

Title
Airport surface vehicle identification
Application Number
8/68478
Publication Number
5334982
Application Date
May 27, 1993
Publication Date
August 2, 1994
Inventor
Lee A Owen
Southbury
CT, US
Agent
Patrick J O Shea
Assignee
Norden Systems
CT, US
IPC
G01S 13/87
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