In order to control and supervise the markup and lighting systems,ALPHA-AIRPORT offers different control systems, which meet the needs of the smallest airports to the largest airport platforms that require a large number of features and feedback. Each system is sized according to the needs of each airport and is specially configured for each site.
Basic control system: This control system is based on a touch screen available in different sizes, which incorporates an automaton card, input/output and communication ports depending on the dialogs to be implemented.
This very economical solution allows the management of a simple installation of lighting from a single operating screen, including different regulators, interfaces for aircraft parking lighting systems, threshold identification lights, as well as different lifts of external information (electrical network status, miscellaneous defects... etc).
The user interface is in the form of a graphical page with different menus, for control tower operation, as well as for access to service pages for reading the information, archiving, and possible export of data.An ideal solution for regional and heliport airports.
Advanced Control System: This control system is based on the main cabinet usually installed close to the markup regulators, and that ships an industrial automaton and the various input/output and communication modules. This main cabinet dialogue with different types of devices installed in different locations on the airport, typically:
a touch screen installed in a control tower for air traffic controllers to operate the system;
a workstation for access to maintenance features, installed in a remote location;
any additional interface modules for the various information feeds required (status of NAVAIDS, power generation system, power grid, etc...).
CAT II/ CAT III control system:specifically dedicated to CAT II airports and above, since beyond the features of the advanced control system, it incorporates the following additional features:
Individual lamp management via addressed communicating modules installed on each lamp;
Managing runway incursions via detectors installed at the stop bars;
Consideration of specific features, such as confirmation segments at the stop bar level;
The interface with external weather systems for automatic consideration of operating categories.
This system communicates via a fiber-optic network with the various modules installed in the vicinity of the markup lights, and allows, in particular, to activate each of the lights individually and to know their status at all times, to meet specific CAT II or CAT III operating requirements.