The escalating number of accidents and incidents on surface movements is becoming one of the major airport safety concerns. Furthermore major airports are becoming, or continue to be, capacity constrained, resulting in significant delays, causing frustration and difficulties for both passengers and aircraft operators. In crisis situation, for instance due to adverse meteo, the flow management of passengers becomes chaotic leading to potentially hazardous situations. Identified solutions aim at providing accurate positioning and surveillance systems, guidance and communication capabilities in the vehicles. The objective of AIRNET project is to address the transportation flows in the different airport areas, to define and demonstrate innovative location-based and communication-based services to enhance users safety.
The proposed AIRNET services can organized in three main categories:
- RUNWAY SAFETY: service for movements in runways and taxiways areas
- CONGESTION CONTROL: service to airport operator to plan and manage ground movements and to cope with crisis and emergency situations
- SITUATION AWARENESS: Provide essential and reliable information to airport stakeholders to improve safety and efficiency of the operations
AIRNET platform will enable the elaboration of airport situation by real-time acquisition of aircraft and vehicles position through a set of wireless networks. The performances and the reliability of the wireless communication network is a key driver to the "end-to-end" quality of service and will be extensively validated at Toulouse and Porto Airports.
Funding SchemeSTREP - Specific Targeted Research Project
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