Airports and Air Navigation Services Providers (ANSPs) use ground surveillance systems to facilitate the safe and expeditious flow of traffic in and around an airport and to help mitigate runway incursions. These systems are referred to as Airport Surface Detection Equipment (ASDE) and are typically based on two technologies: Surface Movement Radar (SMR) and Multilateration (MLAT).
Existing ASDE systems continue to play a pivotal role in surface management, however the availability of intelligent video now allows airports and ANSPs to maximize their investment and cost effectively address various shortcomings of existing systems including line-of-sight limitations, scalability, and the requirement of all aircraft and vehicles to be transponder equipped.
Intelligent video-based surface management offers a cost effective solution that can operate as a standalone system or be used to complement existing ASDE. Using commercial off the shelf hardware, this type of system provides Air Traffic Control (ATC)-grade video to the tower with the intelligence of detection, positioning, classification and tracking of all non-cooperative targets on an airport surface.
Bringing ATC Solutions to Market for a Decade
Searidge has been bringing ATC-grade solutions and services to market for over a decade. The company is exclusively focused on the Air Navigation Services (ANS) industry and as such understands its unique needs and requirements. Searidge is experienced at delivering mission critical applications that meet the strict safety and reliability guidelines of the industry.
Searidge Technologies provides intelligent video solutions to Air Navigation Service Providers and airports to help them cost effectively increase safety and efficiency of surface management operations. The company’s intelligent video platform IntelliDAR™ is a robust Non-Cooperative Surface Surveillance (NCSS) system and the first operational system of its kind in an air traffic control tower to provide detection, positioning, and tracking of all targets on an airport surface.
Searidge solutions are helping customers with ATC-grade video, gap filling/A-SMGCS augmentation, apron management, and remote tower capabilities.
Working with industry leaders such as DFS, EUROCONTROL, FAA, and NAV CANADA, Searidge solutions are installed in sites throughout Europe, Middle East and North America.
Partnering for Success
NAV CANADA is Canada’s privatized provider of civil air navigation services, with 5,000 employees and 11.7 million aircraft movements per year. It is the second largest Air Navigation Service Provider in the world. NAV CANADA places a strong value on innovation, and as such invests in the order of (CDN) $130M per year in new systems, infrastructure and technology development.
This partnership allows Searidge to leverage NAV CANADA's extensive tools and operational capabilities to improve its engineering process and accelerate delivery of new features and functionality – a benefit to both customers and partners.