The use of video technology to support air traffic control services at airports is becoming more and more popular. Most solutions focus on visual camera technology with known limitations in low light, direct sunlight or bad weather. The smartVISION solution addresses these issues by using advanced IR (infrared) cameras especially designed for mission-critical ground and air surveillance applications in all weather conditions, in combination with automatic detection and tracking algorithms to identify relevant objects on the ground and in the air.
smartVISION provides the controller with an enhanced view of the airfield and the terminal area, and augments this with other relevant data, such as weather and support information. Close integration with electronic flight strips and other surveillance technologies improves overall situational awareness, efficiency and safety. smartVISION can be used in various application scenarios, such as tower view enhancements, contingency solutions and remote tower deployments.