Computerized Airfield Lighting Control Monitoring System
Computerized airfield lighting control monitoring system (CALCMS) is a vital element of aviation safety and efficiency. Various components of this system are designed to control the flow of aircraft and monitor the status of runway threshold and end lights. It also includes data web page 800 for surface movement surveillance. For more information, contact P.R.C. Elettronica. This article will provide an overview of the features of this system.
Computerized airfield lighting control monitoring system
The disclosed computerized airfield lighting control monitoring system comprises several components that work together to monitor and report the status of airfield lighting equipment. These components can be used to dispatch service personnel to an airfield and provide trending and historical information on airfield lighting systems. Computerized airfield lighting control monitoring system includes several advantages. These benefits can help airports to reduce operational costs while ensuring the highest level of safety and security.
The system can be configured with buttons on the front of the ACE display. To learn more, refer to the ADB SAFEGATE data sheet (3097). The ALCMS is also scalable and can support multiple touchscreen control stations, each controlling a different area of the airfield. The system can provide complete redundancy in airfield lighting control. Computerized airfield lighting control monitoring system includes a maintenance center for convenient monitoring and reporting of airfield lighting systems.
The ALCMS uses the ACE (Advanced Common Architecture) System to simplify wiring between the computer system and CCRs. This technology uses redundant high-speed data buses, eliminating hundreds of discrete wire connections. ACE systems can accommodate an unlimited number of CCRs. Furthermore, the system's data bus redundancy ensures continuous operation of the airfield lighting system. The ALCMS is designed for multiple locations, including the airfield lighting electrical center, air traffic control tower, and a remote monitoring station.
ALCMS implementation in North America was driven by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and provides programmable intelligence for airfield runway and taxiway lighting control. The system meets the requirements of FAA Advisory Circular 150/5345-56B, which outlines minimum requirements for ALCMS certification and the certification program for airport lighting equipment. Its implementation also enables airports to improve their airfield lighting system by increasing sensitivity, brightness, and visibility.
Runway threshold/end lighting
Runway threshold/end lighting is an essential part of any airport's aviation safety and security program. These lights emit green or red light to indicate where aircraft are in a defined threshold zone for takeoff and landing. The red edge lights are typically located toward the end of the runway and are used to indicate where an aircraft is within this threshold. If the lights are out of sync with the runway, the aircraft can not take off or land in this zone.
VASI installations consist of two, four, or six light units. Some systems may have three bars, one each for the near, middle, and far sides of the runway. The light units may be individually controlled or connected to a single control system to enable pilots to change the intensity of each individual light independently. The system will also allow pilots to select a low-intensity setting for nighttime operations.
The Runway threshold/end lighting control monitoring system includes an inset green light. This lighting unit is 24 inches deep and 100 watts. Unlike the other lighting systems, it is not visible to aircraft, but it is critical to the safety of ground operations. The ACRP Report 148: Operation and maintenance of LED airfield lighting systems (Airport Control Panels) outlines how to maintain and monitor a system.
The ACAMS ALCMS provides programmable intelligence to airfield runway and taxiway lighting systems. Its software interfaces with constant current regulators, generators, and approach lighting. The system provides appropriate settings for the intensity of runway lighting. ALCMS can significantly reduce the workload of airport ATCs. The ALCS is part of a complete system solution designed to meet the specific requirements of ICAO and Eurocontrol.
Surface movement surveillance
Integrated in the latest airfield lighting control monitoring systems, Surface Movement Guidance Control Systems (SMGCS) can be configured to perform enhanced individual lamp monitoring and control. They use a wide frequency range, which facilitates quick responses to commands, and self-healing capability. With a multilateration system, the system can detect aircraft and ground vehicles on the airfield, route them intuitively, and generate alerts for runway conflicts.
The system comprises a permanent magnet positioned in the lighting well. Each light is assigned an independent digital address based on its orientation, and each individual lighting electronic unit contains magneto-sensitive elements. The presence detectors may be located in selected areas of the lighting system and use magnetism to detect ground movements of aircraft and vehicles. Other detection technologies may be based on microwaves, eddy currents, or supersonics.
The surface movement surveillance system can display information to the control tower or any other remote location. The system is typically installed at the airfield lighting electrical center, air traffic control tower, or remote monitoring station. It is important to note that specifications are subject to change without notice. For more information, consult the data sheet for each individual product. It is also important to note that the system has its limitations. Some sensors may not be suitable for every installation.
The Surface Movement Surveillance System for Airfield Lighting Control Monitoring Systems is designed to accommodate the latest FAA regulations and other advanced airport technologies. The system includes a controller workstation that focuses on the operational status of the airfield ground lights, while another maintenance station monitors electrical components and error messages. The system can be configured to operate up to two28 controlled circuits, depending on the needs of the airport.
Data web page 800
Airfield lighting control monitoring systems are an important aspect of aviation safety. If you are a pilot, you may be responsible for lighting up a plane. However, some pilots may be in remote locations where maintenance personnel are not available. In these instances, other means are required to ensure that the lights are operating safely. To monitor the lighting on the airfield, you must log in to your ALCMS and open the Data Web page 800.
This airfield lighting control monitoring system can include a variety of features that help increase safety and efficiency. For example, it can be used for monitoring and logging alarms. The system can also be configured to provide data logging to monitor operator activations. Logging data is useful in incident investigations. The system is composed of industrial IP-based components that connect to each other through an Ethernet network and media converters. To increase efficiency, COTS equipment may be used. Touch monitors are also available.
An ACE (tm) is at the heart of the airfield lighting control monitoring system. It can control any type of CCR or other controlled element. It has a rugged enclosure that is mounted on a wall or attached to a CCR door. The microprocessor-based module includes an input/out interface, communication, and control commands. The ACE's data web page 800 allows the user to monitor the status of the entire lighting system.
The Airfield Lighting Control Monitoring System is an industrial-hardened computer that provides precision control over the airfield lighting circuits. Its programmable intelligence makes it versatile and flexible for a variety of applications, including airfield lighting control. It interfaces with a variety of systems and provides a comprehensive historical archive of maintenance and operations activities. In addition to these features, the system offers video displays that show the status of airfield lighting.
Wireless transmitting device
A wireless transmitting device for airfield lighting control monitoring systems can be used to detect and report potential problems with a lighting circuit or system. In one scenario, the light fixtures that are affected by current leakage could experience a small change in brightness, which may be undetectable to the human eye. The system could also detect circuit problems by periodically surveying the current level. It may be possible to prevent a potential issue by implementing a maintenance plan for each light fixture, which will include a periodic survey of the current levels.
An airfield lighting control monitoring system comprises a processor and sensors that collect operational data. The remote device can access this data, send control commands, and configure the system. In other embodiments, the airfield lighting control monitoring system can be configured via an app. Using the system, maintenance crews can check for potential problems before they cost the airfield. Wireless transmitting devices enable operators to check and adjust lighting levels anytime, anywhere, without the hassle of being on-site.
A wireless transmitter may have a plurality of sensors. The sensors may be placed on a plurality of aircraft compartments, including flight deck, avionics, cargo compartment, engine nacelles, and fuel tanks. The wireless sensor server may include a processor and memory. The sensor server may be configured to send alarms to a wireless network when EGT exceeds a threshold value.
The airborne unit 102 includes the processor, transceiver, memory, and other components necessary for proper operation. The airborne unit communicates with the ground-based system 200 via the wireless router segment 201. The system can be integrated with non-S4GA runway lighting as well. This enables it to be easily adapted to non-S4GA runway lighting. There are other advantages to airfield lighting control monitoring systems, but they all share one common aspect: they reduce wiring requirements.