Guidance at an airfield is realised in many ways. In its simplest form, it consists of painted pavement markings in combination with airfield signs. Of course, under poor visibility conditions you need far more sophisticated means. Our A3000 A-SMGCS provides powerful guidance by precise control of the airfield lighting (taxiway centre lights, stop bars).
For example, when an aircraft exits a runway after landing, the A3000 A-SMGCS system instantly calculates the most efficient route to the gate. It then switches on the taxiway lighting along the route. Next, the system accounts for the track position of the aircraft and automatically switches off the lighting behind the aircraft.
The system also allows controllers to dynamically modify routes, assign ad-hoc routes and define closures. Of course, we take visibility and the mode of operation of the runway into account in all aspects.
Oslo-Gardermoen Airport in Norway has this advanced form of guidance, as one of the few airfields in the world.
In addition, we provide other forms of guidance, such as automatic control of stop bars for which we developed proven solutions for many brands of systems.