Giving controllers “eyes” when they cannot see or cannot see very well
As airports expand to accommodate growth, runways are being built further and further away from the ATC Tower. In other cases, the physical location of the ATC tower does not offer an ideal view of the runways and controlled surfaces due to poor planning and design, or temporary interferences such as construction activities.
When air traffic controllers work within such circumstances, the results are increased workload and stress, slower aircraft turnaround time – when controllers can't clearly see where aircraft are on the runway, or can't see them at all – they must rely on radio communications. Inevitably, this leads to an inefficient operation, or at least a lower efficiency and throughput than could be realized by maximizing the use of the airports' physical layout.
Intelligent Video for Remote Runway Monitoring
The Searidge Remote Runway Monitoring solution includes the installation of high fidelity video sensors in close proximity to the distant controlled surfaces that are of concern concerned to air traffic controllers . The system gives them “eyes” where they can't see or can't see well, and remotes this information via an advanced data transfer methodology, that is accepted by air traffic control towers on three different continents, where it is operational today.
The Human Machine Interface (HMI), or display that is viewed by the operator, is completely configurable and customizable to suit the requirements and preferences of the controller and to support the local method of operations and work flow. The system also provides safe, reliable data in all-weather conditions for day and night operations.
Abu Dhabi International Airport: IntelliDAR- Distant Runway Monitoring
Abu Dhabi International Airport: Enhanced Airport Vision Display (EAVD)
Abu Dhabi International Airport: IntelliDAR+EAVD - Distant Runway Monitoring
Benefits at a Glance
- Safe, continuous operations during day, night, and low-visibility conditions
- Increase throughput and capacity
- Reduce taxi-times and queuing; reduce fuel burn environmental impacts
- Reduce controller workload and stress
- Reduce incursions caused by controller/pilot mis-communication