/EIN News/ Gatineau, QC, Canada – Nov 25, 2008 – DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung and Cologne Bonn Airport both of Germany, have selected the Searidge Technologies IntelliDAR solution, as the non-cooperative surveillance system (NCSS) at the Cologne Bonn Airport.
The initial deployment involves installation of Searidge camera sensors in multiple zones covering the apron areas and taxiways. The system will output both “radar-like” track data as well as video data, directly into the air traffic control tower providing controllers with real-time situational awareness of the monitored zones. Once deployed, Cologne Bonn Airport will have full advantage of the benefits of tool-supported surface movement guidance and control.
“With the growth we are experiencing at our airport, it is important to take advantage of leading technology like IntelliDAR to provide excellent levels of service to our airline customers,” said Hans-Peter Buhs, engineering department head, Cologne Bonn Airport.
“The IntelliDAR system at the Cologne Bonn Airport will assist the air traffic controllers to safely manage ground traffic movement in the monitored zones,” said Mr. Schulz-Rueckert, head strategic projects in business unit tower of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH. “This deployment will also allow DFS to further validate and certify the non-cooperative surface surveillance system for possible use at other sites throughout Germany.”
The Cologne Bonn Airport is the second largest German airport for cargo, and is experiencing aDer Flughafen Köln-Bonn fertigt pro Jahr über zehn Millionen Fluggaste ab und bedient 130 Destinationen sowie 60 Passagierfluggesellschaften. 92% increase in passenger numbers, coinciding with the start-up of low-cost carriers in the region. DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH is a widely respected Air Navigation Services Providers (ANSP) that ensures the safe and punctual handling of flights, and co-ordinates more than 10,000 aircraft movements in German airspace every day, and over 3 million movements every year, resulting in the management of the highest traffic volumes in Europe.
“This installation presents a significant opportunity for Searidge. First, we are working with an industry leader with a fast growing operation and secondly, we believe this will be the start of a long-term partnership with DFS that will see our IntelliDAR-NCSS product widely accepted through out Europe,” said Moodie Cheikh, president, Searidge Technologies.
IntelliDAR uses digital camera sensors coupled with advanced video analytics to provide detection, tracking and positional references of any target on the airport surface. The system output a ‘radar track’ of target similar to data provided by surface movement radar (SMR). Each monitored zone is installed with a dual camera sensors set for redundancy and maximizes reliability in obtaining a target’s positional accuracy.
About Searidge Technologies Inc.
Searidge Technologies Inc. is a provider of mission critical technology solutions and services in support of Air Traffic Control and Airport Operation markets. Searidge combines a unique blend of experience working with Air Navigation Service (ANS) providers, with expertise in imaging and optical technologies, to design and develop solutions that address current industry challenges and directly impact the safety and expediency of traffic throughout the airport surface. It is the first company to deploy an operational stand-alone system using camera sensors and video analytics in an air traffic control tower for the purpose of airport surface surveillance and control. Searidge also provides other best-of-breed solutions to its customers including augmentation of A-SMGCS, gate and stand management, and weather observation applications. Founded in 2001, Searidge Technologies Inc. is a privately held company with customers throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East.
DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH,
The German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law and has 5,200 employees. DFS ensures the safe and punctual handling of flights. Staff coordinate approximately 10,000 aircraft movements in German airspace every day, and more than 3 million movements every year. Germany has the highest traffic volume in Europe. DFS operates control centres in Langen, Bremen, Karlsruhe and Munich. In addition, DFS staff work in the control towers of the 16 international airports in Germany, as well as at the Eurocontrol Centre in Maastricht, the Netherlands. DFS provides training and consultancy services around the world and develops and sells air traffic control, surveillance and navigation systems. The company’s portfolio also comprises flight-relevant data, aeronautical publications and aeronautical information services. DFS has the following business units: Control Centre, Tower, Aeronautical Solutions and Aeronautical Information Management.
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