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REMOTE TOWER

REMOTE TOWER > THE FUTURE OF BEING PRESENT

THE FUTURE OF
BEING PRESENT
The r-TWR - Remote Tower control
solution - is a revolutionary initiative
for airport stakeholders and Air Traffic
Control. For the first time, there is a
real possibility to combine a dynamic
use of resources, information sharing
and safety enhancement features at a
preferred and safe location.

A number of Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and airports have already recognised the potential of r-TWR. With parallel
deployment activities worldwide, the Saab
r-TWR product is consolidated as unique
market leader.
Saab is very proud to be the prime r-TWR
concept developer. Having cooperated closely
with all stakeholders, the product has a high

degree of standardisation and usability. Vital


parameters such as cost-effectiveness and
safety are guaranteed.

REMOTE TOWER > THE FUTURE OF BEING PRESENT

Many positive effects from a new arena

The Saab r-TWR can be presented and adapted in many


forms and is the ideal solution when seeking a primary ATC
location for airport and approach operations.
In key performance areas such as safety, cost reduction, and
interoperability, r-TWR represents the perfect solution for:

Replacement of outdated TWR facilities

Provision of TWR services at new airports

Merging two or more existing ATC sites into one

Contingency plan to guarantee continuity of ATC


service provision

The cost-saving potential of not needing to build a new


TWR facility is immense.
r-TWR enables an ATC facility to be activated on demand,
thereby guaranteeing continuity of airport operations at
maximum cost efficiency. The r-TWR platform is fully scalable, permitting operational views of up to 360 degrees.
The Information sharing process, vital for the modern
airport CDM (Collaborative Decision Making) initiative, is
also maintained through system
Enhanced safety opportunities

Several small ATC facilities can be merged in the r-TWR


to form a centre, allowing small and isolated ATC units to
benefit from technology sharing and support capability.
In the r-TWR centre, all safety-enhancing technologies,
such as runway incursion monitoring and low-visibility operating procedures, can be deployed to support the ATCO
(air traffic controller). By being given the opportunity
to work in a safer and more rewarding environment, the
ATCOs sense of well-being is more easily maintained, thus
promoting good health. The technology is always designed
to support the controller and increase situational awareness.
Maintenance costs are reduced and personnel allocation
can be optimised. The r-TWR Centre solution meets the
requirements of high-efficiency, cost-reduction and staff
allocation.

For ATC personnel, the r-TWR centre enables a flexible and


stimulating working environment. Multiple ATC ratings can
be obtained and rosters can be more efficiently administered.
If r-TWR is to be deployed as a contingency, some of its
built-in technology e.g. camera monitoring and enhancement can also be used in the day-to-day operations of the
traditional TWR.
Additional features such as the ability to maintain traffic
identification in low visibility conditions via infrared camera, motion detection to alert for anomalies and on-screen
label presentation will assist the ATCO greatly. This brings
extra surveillance capability and enhances safety.
Additional benefits

When traffic levels permit or the contingency role is not


activated, the r-TWR can be used for numerous additional
activities and provide other benefits:

Perform proficiency training and evaluation

Conduct emergency training

Simulate traffic patterns to eliminate bottlenecks in


airside infrastructure

Conduct record-and-replay for investigative purposes

Maintenance of several ATC sites is reduced to just one

Location of r-TWR can be decided based on required


security level

REMOTE TOWER CENTRE

The remote tower can


be used in a variety of
innovative solutions, for
airports of all sizes.

Medium airport - remote ATC

AIRPORT

HD Cameras covering up to 360 degrees


Pan-Tilt camera with zoom capabilities, PTZ
Video encoding
Microphones

Large airport with tower - backup ATC

REMOTE TOWER CENTRE

Up to 360 degrees of live LCD or projected


airfield image
Airfield stereo sound

Small airport - on demand ATC

IMPROVED SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

Real-time object tracking


Radar and video sensor fusion
Labels for moving objects

PTZ camera and signal light gun controls

Geographical overlay during low visibility

Signal light gun

Automatic Weather Observation system,


AWOS

Image enhancement

Metrological sensors

Integrated tower systems control

PTZ camera target tracking

Integrated tower systems (lights, navigational


aids, distress alarms etc.)

Remote Control Monitoring system, RCMS


(Airport lights, ILS, NDB, VOR, VHF/UHF,
Communication)

PTZ camera image incorporated into airfield


view

Target tracking functionality

Flight Data Processing system, FDP


Radar Data Processing and Display system,
RDP
Information Data Processor, IDP
Electronic Flight Progress Strip system,
e-Strip
Record and Replay System for video, audio
and flight information
System redundancy

Specifications subject to change without notice

Document id: LA-BR-20110220-1

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Tel +46 8 580 840 00


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