The runway system is the most safety-critical area of an airport. In consequence, this area is subject to special safety precautions and considered a ‘protected area’. A protection of the holding points for entering the runway protected area against overruns is of paramount importance of the Airport Safety Nets, which will be integrated in the A-SMGCS.
The use of MagSense Airport allows precise and reliable monitoring of these positions. The holding position is equipped with MagSense Airport, e.g. By inserting the sensors into ducts or shafts, or by installing the joints by means of a joint cut. The sensors can therefore be implemented into existing pipes or ducts, or alternatively by installing them into joints between concrete slaps or in joints cut into the tarmac.
In addition to using the sensor data for triggering a warning for the controller in the control tower via the A-SMGCS, it is of course possible to combine the MagSense Airport Runway Incursion Protection System with various warning devices in the field, such as flash lights for visual warnings.
MagSense Airport can provide valuable benefits in this critical area and effectively protect the runway from unauthorized entry into runway protected area.