Tower Service From Anywhere
Conceptually, Saab’s Digital Tower is comprised of two major parts: On-Airport Equipment and a Control Facility.
The On-Airport Equipment can be located at the local airport or at multiple remote airports. Its configuration varies as a function of the specific Digital Tower use case. It can include panoramic or IR or PTZ cameras providing coverage of the area of interest, as well as signal light guns and sound sensors to help capture the airport sound when needed. An environmentally protected camera house can be provided, as well as a shelter to house equipment that must be co-located with the cameras.
The Control Facility has a great degree of variability, depending on the specific use case. In the most common case, a Digital Tower Center (DTC), consisting of a number of Digital Tower Modules (DTMs), controls one or more airports, some simultaneously. The key component is the Visual Presentation (VP), which can show full 360° views or distributed views. A number of features further enhance the user’s situational awareness, such as video and PTZ tracking, graphic overlays, and radar labels.
The Saab Digital Tower can integrate a complete suite of Saab automation tools, such as a ground/air traffic display or electronic flight strips, supporting the provision of full tower and approach services, including full A-SMGCS capabilities for larger airports. Saab’s ability to provide full turnkey Digital Tower solutions reduces implementation risks and overall lifecycle costs. In the case of ramp or apron towers, the Saab Digital Tower can be integrated with Saab’s Aerobahn CDM Suite to provides a complete set of apron management tools.
Tacticall Voice Communication System (VCS) is integrated with the Digital Tower solution to provide air traffic controllers with a robust and user-friendly communication interface. The integrated communication solution is built on the same successful core technology as other TactiCall solutions, currently in active service with military customers and within several civil domains globally.
With several years’ experience of running an outstanding technical digital tower solution in live operation, Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions can offer all kinds of support needed to get a digital tower solution started and kept running. Working with everything from initial operational, technical and business case analysis and implementation, to training and organisation change management, Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions provides the full delivery.