For the aviation, military and mining industry, there is no room for error. If a security breach or potential problem is missed by a surveillance system, the potential consequences could be catastrophic. Below, we outline some surveillance measures that should take place at airports, marine/oil/gas mining locations and military/aviation bases.
• Surface Movement Guidance & Control Systems (ASMGCS)
This system provides both surveillance and guidance for aircraft vehicles. This is an essential technology to ensure aircraft can fly and plan routes safely as it controls the declared surface movement rate of aircraft under all weather conditions.
• Multi-lateration systems (MLAT/WAM)
To effectively manage the approach of aircraft, WAM technology delivers effective surveillance of surface movement, wide-area surveillance and the terminal area.
• Surface Movement Radars(SMR/GMR)
For an airport, traditional ground movement radars are not enough to ensure a location is secure and can be managed effectively. Surface movement radars ensure aircraft and vehicles on the ground can be detected, even in adverse weather conditions.
• Primary & Secondary Surveillance Radars (PSR/MSSR)
Primary and secondary radars work together to provide elite surveillance. A primary radar system transmits a radar pulse, whilst a secondary system requires an airborne transponder. These systems in unison ensure that even in adverse weather conditions, planes can be seen effectively.
• Automatic Dependent Surveillance Technologies (ADS-B/TIS-B)
ADST determines the position of an aircraft via satellite, helping aircraft to navigate safely and ensuing the entire airport has a periodical understanding of the position of planes. This ensures potential collisions are avoided and runway schedules can be maintained and organized efficiently.
• Runway Debris Monitoring System (RDMS)
Debris and other obstructions can easily fall onto a runway, even in pleasant weather conditions. RDMS eliminates the possibility of accidents or unforeseen delays being caused by debris on a runway.
• Runway/Airside Surveillance (CCTV based)
Often individuals with malicious intent can try to access an airport or aircraft via an unsupervised runway. An effective CCTV system will ensure thorough surveillance is maintained at an airport at all times to ensure the lives of the crew and passengers are kept safe and protected.
• Drone Detection Systems
A threat that has recently immerged for airports is drones. Although the majority of drones are small in size, they can cause serious havoc to an airport or facility with tight security. Drones can not only confuse and disrupt airport sensors; they can allow individuals with malicious intent to gather classified information about the layout of a facility.
Surveillance in Qatar
If you require surveillance at an airport in Qatar, or at another location, you can trust Bayanat Engineering Qatar. We are the best provider of surveillance solutions in Qatar and can help you deploy any of the above technologies. We don’t just offer one-size-fits-all solutions, we carefully analyse your business, premises and location and develop surveillance solutions that will help you to operate as safely and efficiently as possible. For more information about who Bayanat Engineering Qatar is and how we can help you, do not hesitate to get in touch with us today.