Saab SR-3 surface movement radar

Saab SR-3 surface movement radarSaab SR-3 surface movement radar is technology for air traffic control from third generations. The SR-3 features the antenna, transceiver and radar data processor in a complete package from the global leader in Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems (A-SMGCS). It employs an open architecture design that utilizes industry standard interfaces for easy integration into existing or new air traffic control systems. The radar complies fully with EUROCAE ED-116 and EUROCAE ED-87B standards for A-SMGCS Levels 1, 2 and 3.

Saab SR-3 surface movement radar delivers the highest level of surveillance available in all visibility conditions due to 16-level frequency diversity, automatic clutter suppression through advanced signal processing, and sophisticated processing that eliminates multi-path targets. The fully redundant design and small number of line replaceable units delivers high reliability, easy maintenance and low life cycle costs. In addition, the small indoor/outdoor transceiver cabinet means greater site flexibility and lower installation cost.
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ALIS Barcode / RFID Airport Luggage Identication System

alis airportSICK presented a tailor-made solution for shorter processing times between check-in, departure, arrival and baggage claim, as well as a reduction in the manual work involved, which is called ad ALIS – Barcode / RFID Airport Luggage Identication System. This is one of the most powerful and reliable baggage handling systems, providing comfort, precise, rapid and reliable operations. Optimum performance in baggage handling is achieved through ALIS Barcode, ALIS RFID, ALIS Hybrid and ALIS DIM, which helps the customer luggage to be identified and tracked, and its volume specified. At the same time, each solution also provides monitoring functions for its specific area.

The ALIS – Barcode / RFID Airport Luggage Identication System contains a logical control unit, known as a modular system controller (MSC). The task of the MSC is to collect data from all sensors within the solution, process it, and supply it to the host. It also delivers this information to the SICK monitoring software, ensuring smooth operation throughout the customer’s entire location.
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CRU990 Gateway Module ED-137

CRU990 Gateway Module ED-137The CRU990 Gateway extends the life of existing devices to transition to ED-137. The CRU990 is a 12TE euro rack module that is able to connect radios through an internet protocol (IP) network. It can communicate using the RTP/SIP protocols, ED137B or through the use of a proprietary protocol. The CRU990 Gateway is designed as a remote interface to serve for standard 4-wire E & M transmitters, receivers and transceivers so that those used in IP/VoIP networks and can be controlled.

The CRU990 module also supports the ATC IP/SIP standard ED-137. This makes the module CRU990 very suitable to be used in ED-137 migration processes at viegvelden. This allows, for example, existing analog radios may nevertheless be used within the ED-137 standard. It also can be linked ED-137 radios to existing communication systems using the CRU990.
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UK air traffic services launches AFPEx Lite service for small general aviation airfields

AirplaneUK air traffic services company introduced a new service, which is called AFPEx Lite. It can enable small general aviation airfields to file and receive flight plans. AFPEx Lite is particularly designed for small airfields that want to send and receive up to 200 messages each month. The new service offers elements of the full AFPEx service that include the ability to send and receive flight plans, along with accessing a help desk between 9am and 5pm local time on all seven days a week.

Private pilots can continue to use AFPEx for free, while smaller airfields can now access the great value Lite service, leaving the full service for high volume commercial airfields and commercial only users. Slated to be available from next month, the AFPEx Lite service will be offered by NATS at a price of £500 per annum.
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CSDS and MSA solutions for ground fuel handling

Airport fuel handlingCSDS and MSA systems are successful and really reliable solution to store and dispense fuel in a short time frame. The general concept of the systems is to improve the storage of the fuels on the airports and easier handling. While the construction technology is well defined and proven, the system general arrangement can vary according to the customer’s requirements. Tank compartments, type of fuels, dispenser position, electronic fuel level monitoring system, fuel management system, power supply source are some of the various options that can be integrated in the units.

The containerized system offers the advantage to be handled and transported as a conventional box container, which reduces the freight cost. Moreover, once at destination, it can be installed and put into service with a minimum ground preparation and a very limited start up time. The CSDS and MSA are designed to allow total closure of each door/porthole, offering full weather protection and preventing unauthorized access.
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Crisplant baggage handling system

Crisplant baggage handling systemCrisplant baggage handling system is fully integrated, high-speed and automated, proper for usage of regional and international airports worldwide and suitable for all kind of airplanes. The system is high-capacity sortation, offering early baggage storage, including the highly intelligent solution CrisStore for vertical storage. Crisplant baggage handling system has automated baggage loaders and unloaders, which is proper and make the job and storage of the airport easier. The system works on LS-4000 platform, fully integrated with software suite including VCS / OCR, remote encoding and management information.

The Crisplant baggage handling system produces and integrates systems for security screening, storage, sorting and transportation of departure baggage from check-in to departure gate, as well as transfer and arrival baggage handling. Crisplant’s high-speed transportation systems include the BEUMER autover, an independent carrier system (ICS) with a maximum speed of 10m/s, and the CrisBag, a tote-based, high-capacity system providing 100% accurate track-and-trace of baggage throughout the process.
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Real Time Tomography baggage scanner

RTT baggage scannerReal Time Tomography (RTT) hold baggage screening systems is modern technology developer by Rapiscan Systems. RTT technology is deployed by airports globally to detect explosive and dangerous items, increasing security and safety on the airport. Employing a proprietary, solid-state approach, the RTT provides high-resolution, 3D imaging and stationary gantry design allows the luggage to be screened at higher speeds, without losing time. The baggage scanning system has also passed the European Civil Aviation Conference’s (ECAC) HBS EDS Standard 3 threat detection requirement. Rapiscan RTT 110 EDS is expected to pass certification testing of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) in 2016.

Real Time Tomography (RTT) has options RTT 80 and RTT 110, which offers a larger tunnel size that is capable of screening larger items. The system is capable for different kind of baggage and flexible for different size of bags and packages. The system is capable of making accurate detections of liquid explosives, enhancing passenger safety at the airports.

Costa Rica incorporate Level 3 NAM protocol

air traffic managementCosta Rica incorporate Level 3 NAM protocol, which is the most advanced technology of streamlining coordination between control centers. The airport ordered air traffic management system and the control tower systems, which handle the approach and landing maneuvers to the primary international airports in the country. The San Jose Air Control Center comprises Neptune voice recorders and Garex 300 advanced voice communication systems, comply with the most advanced technology of streamlining coordination and highest level protocol for air traffic. The services will also be equipped with rest of the management facilities and will enable the services process and display meteorological data supplied by Multimeteo radars.

The air traffic management system will also integrate flight information to monitor and improve the management of traffic across the airport network of the country. A station will also be installed in San Jose that will be equipped with one latest generation primary and secondary radar to reinforce the control and security of aircraft movements in Costa Rican airspace. The secondary radar has the capacity for digital signal reception, and features an ADS-B receiver to improve its performance. This header will offer the maximum capacity for detecting and identifying aircraft, and will help increase the volume of traffic the country can absorb.
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Millimeter wave scanner

airport scannerMillimeter wave scanner is modern whole-body imaging device, which is used for detecting objects concealed underneath a person’s clothing using a form of electromagnetic radiation. The technology is used for security on the airports and one of the common technologies of full body scanner used for body imaging, a competing technology is backscatter X-ray.

Millimeter wave scanners are two types – passive and active. Passive systems create images using only ambient radiation and radiation emitted from the human body or objects, while active scanners direct millimeter wave energy and interpret the reflected signal. With active scanners, the millimeter wave is transmitted from two antennas simultaneously as they rotate around the body. The wave energy reflected back from the body or other objects on the body is used to construct a three-dimensional image, which is displayed on a remote monitor for analysis. Two rotating transmitters produce the waves as a passenger stands still inside the machine. The energy passes through clothing, bounces off the person’s skin, as well as any potential threats — and then returns to two receivers, which send images, front and back, to an operator station.
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Chroma Airport Suite operational system

airport traffic systemChroma Airport Suite is next-generation, modern multi-airport operational system, developed by Lockheed Martin Transportation and Energy, which help transform the way critical information is shared with interested units. The Chroma Airport Suite includes centralized multi-airport operational database, resource management system and flight information displays, improve the security and management process for airport operations. The Airport operations system is consolidated suite of modules specially designed for multi-airport environment and attain global approval and success within airport networks.

Moreover, the Chroma Airport Suite technology help in traffic flow management at the airports, improve operations efficiency and give more accurate reports and forecasts for traffic. The technology platform also enable strategic initiatives to manage growth and deliver operational excellence.