Keeping people safe. Maximizing operational efficiency. And improving performance.
Whether your mission is terminal, tower or en route operations, the aviation industry is focused on safety, efficiency, and performance. The ability to detect potentially dangerous low-level wind hazards demands real-time, simultaneous wind reconstruction and notification capabilities. Windcube® Lidar solutions enable hazard risk detection for terminal operations, and synergize seamlessly with complementary remote sensing technologies.
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Proactive detection and avoidance of wind hazards
Global air traffic is expected to double in the next two decades, along with increasing demand for improved safety and performance. The ability of airport operators to detect low level wind shear (LLWS), gust fronts, microbursts, and other wind hazards in real time has never been more important to commercial aviation. Windcube® Lidar provides simultaneous, highly resolved volumetric observations of the terminal airspace— enabling actionable intelligence and confident, mission-critical decisions.
Optimization of terminal flight operations
The sustainable growth of air traffic requires the enhancement of weather information and its integration into ATM processes. Programs such as NextGEN in the U.S. and SESAR in Europe aim to modernize air traffic management, improve situational awareness, and increase airspace capacity. Windcube® Lidar and Selex ES Rainbow5 solutions integrate real-time wind hazard detection capabilities for single or multi-runway configurations, providing improved traffic management and safety.
Anticipate and predict risk evolution
In SESAR-sponsored operational projects at Charles de Gaulle, Nice, Toulouse-Blagnac and Braunschweig airports, Windcube® Lidar have demonstrated capabilities to measure winds to 10 km with an accuracy better than 0.5m/s, retrieve 1-minute glide path winds, reconstruct volumetric terminal wind data every 5 minutes, and provide multisensor data fusion with effective new remote sensors including polarimetric x-band radar:
- Wind Speed, Wind Gust and Direction Aloft, every 2-10 minutes
- Low-level Wind Shear Alerts for Take-off and Approach Runway Configurations
- Low-level Turbulence Alerts
- Headwind and Crosswind Aloft Alerts
- Aerosol Hazards including Sandstorm and Volcanic Ash
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