In alerting, reliability is the single most important factor. Alerts that occur more often than strictly necessary are either ignored or switched off. Alerts that occur too late or not at all when they are required, do more harm than good. Success factors in alerting are:
- reliable target tracking,
- proper configuration,
- clear user interface,
- good match with operating procedures,
- good understanding of alerting mechanisms (controller training).
The alerting mechanisms we have built into the A3000 A-SMGCS and the training we provide, fully take these factors into account.
The right alerts at the right time
Our alert configuration allows that alerts are tailored to procedures. For example, at some airports it is permissible to have a flight on final while an aircraft is still busy leaving the runway at the other end. In this case we can configure the system to give an alert for runway incursion only if Low Visibility Procedures are in force.
We also provide a clear user interface. Alerts are given in two stages. A non-intrusive silent pre-alert and an audible alert if the situation escalates. At all times the concerned tracks are clearly indicated.
We are operational at many airfields around the world and we provide proven, very solid alerting.