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TOWER STATION Brief Presentation
Can you see the airplane in the circuit ?
What do you expect from a correct and reliable traffic monitoring? Locate air trafficLocate air traffic to and from airfield in a clear and easy visualization. Monitoring movement and position of ground vehicles and airplanes. monitor position, groundspeed and altitude of an airplanePossibility to monitor position, groundspeed and altitude of an airplane operated by a student pilot. Support for debriefing of a take off, circuit and landing. Automated traffic log.Automated traffic log.
Traffic monitoring: a NEW concept Click two times to open:TowerView_FastTime2.aviTowerView_FastTime2.avi
Place tower anywhere over map (or directly over 2D map) Change Towers altitude Rotate view around 360° (or directly over 3D map) Possibility to look up and down List of all airplanes around airfield Tower view: Tower view: Create anywhere a virtual tower and look in any direction to see traffics
Start a traffic recording 2D and 3D view Tower view: Other options
Traffic monitoring: 2D map Traffic around Trento airport Traffic to Malpensa airport Shows traffics near airfield and in circuit horizontal separation Permits a correct horizontal separation points of report Map shows points of report
Traffic monitoring: 3D view Permits a correct vertical separation Close up monitoring of landing path (Tunnel in the Sky) 3 Traffic on sight (FLARM code): DDA508 on downwind DDA4C2 on short final DD9F8C at parking ready for taxing Tunnel in the Sky
Single airplane monitoring: Plane Click two times to open: Plane_Landing.avi Plane_Landing.avi to lock a specific airplane Possibility to lock a specific airplane directly on 2D map and follow its movements from the virtual Tower ground speed Display ground speed and altitude of and altitude of selected airplane selected airplane ZOOM ZOOM function With replay of a recorded file, review circuit and landing
Single airplane monitoring: Plane Relative Click two times to open: P_RelHighAlt1.avi P_RelHighAlt1.avi Automatically moves close to selected airplane
Trasponder and FLARM Trasponder mode S ADS-B extended squitter Trasponder mode S ADS-B extended squitter on an aircraft or a surface vehicle periodically broadcasts its state vector (horizontal and vertical position, horizontal and vertical velocity) and other information. In 2008 all certificated aircraft must install a Trasponder mode S. FLARM FLARM normally used by gliders, uses radio communication and GPS position to advice other FLARM in proximity.
Limitation for light airplane to use Trasponder mode S Installation of a transponder capable of sending high power pulses needs a special supervision and interference control from authority. Upgrading of an existent transponder to the new standard needs certified installer and a new clearance. Costs involved may be significant.
Prototype Biofly Tower Station TRENTO G. CAPRONI AIRPORT Hardware FLARM receiver ADS-B mode S receiver PC connected to: FLARM via serial connection ADS- B mode S ground receiver Additional Hardware 860 MHz antenna with gain of 5 – 10 db for increased range Software running on Pc Blue Efis SVS Tower Station FLARM to PSK converter program Virtual serial connection ADS-B receiver socket