Welcome to Envision

ENVISION is an ATM application-oriented research project which aims at making use of technical progress in CCTV cameras, LIDAR technology and image processing techniques, and at taking advantage of reduced equipment costs, to provide regional and local airports safe and affordable surface movements surveillance capabilities in support of A-SMGCS and A-CDM services.

CCTV

Closed
Circuit
TeleVision

ADS-B

Automatic Dependent
Surveillance
Broadcast

LIDAR

Light
Detecting
and Ranging

A-SMGCS

Advanced Surface
Movement Guidance
and Control System
Airport
Collaborative
Decision Making

A-CDM

BENEFITS

  • Enhances controllers’ situational awareness
  • Enables higher automation levels in surface operations
  • Increases predictability of operations
  • Independently from weather or visibility conditions
  • The constant air traffic growth puts regional and local airports under pressure for increasing their capacity.
    However, safety and efficiency gains allowed by the deployment of A-SMGCS systems currently remain out of most small to medium size platforms’ reach because of prohibitive infrastructure costs.
    Due to the intrinsic attributes of current surveillance technologies and airport surface coverage constraints, airports are required to deploy complex and costly infrastructures involving multiple sensors of different kinds: ADS-B, MLAT, SMR.

    In a stepwise approach, in two demonstration airports, the consortium will evaluate and demonstrate the operational, technical and economic feasibility of implementing CCTV and LIDAR technology in complement of ADS-B on the airport surface in providing identification and positioning data, which is an important step forward from the traditional MLAT and traditional SMR.
    Additionally, the project will assess the benefits of using this technical solution to feed positioning data to A-CDM (Airport Collaborative Decision Making) information-sharing platform, updating airport milestones and providing a surveillance display to airport stakeholders.

    Carcassonne Airport

    8 January 2019

    Following French DSNA decision to demonstrate the ENVISION concept at Carcassonne airport...

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    PROAVIA day 2018

    13 December 2018

    The French Airport Technology association, PROAVIA, invited the ENVISION consortium to present...

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    Muret Airport

    20 April 2018

    The ENVISION technical platform was installed at the Muret airfield, near Toulouse, in April 2018...

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    Consortium Leader

    Consortium Members