Air traffic controllers and airport operators experience recurring distance, weather, and line-of-sight challenges.
The additional need to disseminate multiple sources of information from many screens can cause controller/operator strain, as well as safety concerns.
The Searidge Enhanced Airport Vision Display (EAVD) solves these challenges, making it possible to have an accurate, real-time understanding of ground situations. It extends the controller’s visibility to desired areas of interest, and displays information in a safe and intuitive way.
The EAVD human machine interface (HMI) consolidates multiple sources of real-time information into a single display creating an enhanced out-the-window (OTW) view. With the platform’s innovative design, users can fully customize the data and graphical user interface to their requirements.
HOW THE PLATFORM WORKS
Step 1: Capture real-time video of key areas on your airport surface
Video images are taken from as many distributed cameras as required. Our camera agnostic architecture leverages the most advanced camera technology available on the market, or in some cases can use your existing airfield surveillance.
Step 2: Construct location independent out-the-window view
Searidge’s proprietary ‘true stitch’ algorithm is the most technologically advanced stitching system available on the market. Individual images are automatically synchronized and processed in real-time, resulting in a truly seamless panoramic view.
Step 3: Heads up display: Beyond out-the-window view
The EAVD platform includes a wide range of built-in interfaces, including many industry standard protocols (i.e. ASTERIX, ADEXP, etc.), enabling it to readily integrate with various ATM, CNS, airport, weather, and lighting systems. Overlaying data such as aircraft and gate ID tags, target types, ground lighting, alarms, weather information, and gate status provides controllers with a single source of critical information required for them to make safe and efficient decisions.
Step 4: Versatile display options
The EAVD architecture enables the system’s HMI to be configured on a multitude of display hardware configurations.
This allows us to tailor the HMI to various end users, operational concepts, and locations. Additional features allow you to incorporate role-specific display configurations, toggle on/off external system data as needed, and automate your processes.
Step 5: ‘Electronic binocular’ functionality
High definition (HD) day/night pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras will provide staff the ability to view and zoom into areas of interest on the airfield. PTZ automation and control features enable configurable preset zoomed views as well as manual control capabilities.
The HMI is also configurable, allowing operators to toggle between various automated and manual PTZ settings to best monitor critical areas of interest (e.g. apron areas, gates, hold lines, taxiways, approach path, threshold/touchdown point, runway entries/exits, etc.)