General Overview:


  • Recently patented
  • Employs GPS tracking and LIDAR radar technology
  • Enhances existing Next Generation Air Transportation Systems (NexGen)
  • Enhances existing Traffic Crash Avoidance System (TCAS)
  • Factory installation or retrofit version installed into existing aircrafts


Technological Concept


  • Employs LIDAR radar technology used in traffic enforcement and mapping the earth's surface
  • LIDAR means "Light Detection and Ranging," a remote sensing technology   
  • LIDAR uses pulsed laser beams to measure variable distances and generate precise three-dimensional shapes
  • Actual LIDAR laser beams are safe, invisible, unidirectional, and expands up to nearly 15 square feet.
  • Optional microwave radar technology available


 Special Features:


  • Monitor runways before aircrafts takeoffs 
  • Monitor airways of climb with sweeping up and down motions before aircrafts takeoffs
  • Continues to monitor airways of aircrafts during ascent
  • Monitor runways and airways of descending aircrafts before landings
  • Monitor airways of mid-flight aircrafts with sweeping or lockdown modes
  • Pinpoint accuracy detects, warns, and tracks aircrafts of possible collision
  • Detect aircrafts up to several miles or more
  • Provide imagery, distance, speed, and direction of oncoming aircrafts
  • Warn aircrafts on intersecting runways before takeoffs
  • Automatically opens three-way communication between pilots and air traffic controllers during crisis
  • Employ sensor activated lightings to identify runway usage
  • Electronically alerts inbound and outbound aircraft what runway is currently in use
  • Detect and identifies non-aircraft vehicles on runways


Technology Transfer:


  • Technology applicable for other transportation systems (e.g. trains, ships)


 The advantages of having additional reaction time


  •  Every second is indispensable when aircrafts are on collision course with each other.
  • Any safety system providing additional time may help avert a catastrophe.
  • Runway incursions are subdivided into categories from A to D, depending on the level of severity.


  1. Category D – Reaction time is not crucial because there is sufficient time to consider multiple alternatives to avoid a collision
  2. Category C – There is sufficient time to smoothly execute an unplanned evasive action.
  3. Category B – There is barely enough time to take an emergency evasive action
  4. Category A – Instantaneous reaction and radical evasive action are required.


Automated system designed to:


  • Prevent runway and airway collisions between landing and takeoff aircrafts
  • Prevent collisions between in-flight aircrafts
  • Opens three-way communication between pilots and air traffic controllers during crisis
  • Identify and alert aircrafts regarding runways currently in use
  • Alert aircrafts on intersecting runways
  • Identify runways usage to aircrafts to prevent inadvertent incursions
  • Prevent collisions of takeoff and landing aircrafts with non-aircraft vehicles

 

Products and Descriptions


  • Multidirectional Radar and Housing (MRAH) - This compact LIDAR radar has a spherical aerodynamic design that houses the radar’s laser beam emitters and laser beam sensors that detects aircrafts. Housing is capable of rotating 180 degrees horizontally while laser beam emitters can move vertically from 0 to 90 degrees. A factory-installed or retrofit version attaches at various locations on wings and fuselage.
  • Control and Processing Unit (CAPU) – This compact electronic apparatus houses a Central Processing Unit, Control Panel, Display and Radar Screens, GPS and every necessary component for functionality of system. A factory-installed or retrofit version is located within dashboard of cockpit.
  • Sensor Activated Lighting Apparatus (SALA) – This dual LED light emitting apparatus aligns both side of runway.
  • Remote Processing Unit (RPU) – This compact electronic apparatus houses a Central Processing Unit, Control Panel, Display Screen and every necessary component for functionality of system. A factory-installed or retrofit version is located within control panel of air traffic controller.

 

Licensing and Sales

ALTACAS and its transfer technology are available for licensing or sales. If interested, please contact us.




          Actual LIDAR beams in following illustrations are safe and invisible

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