Airport Safety Cluster Meeting, Vienna - January 18-19, 2007
Within the considerable success at the Networking Session during the IST 2006 Event in Helsinki, the ISMAEL consortium proposed to organise a "Safe Airport" Cluster and Community Building Meeting in order to discuss ideas for future projects.
Additional input about the future needs of airports, ATMs, and ATCs, as well as a brief overview of the funding alternatives in FP7 and SESAR have been subject of this event. The participants had also the opportunity to learn more about successful projects of participants and communicating in which fields potential partners could contribute to future projects.
ISMAEL in Helsinki - IST 2006 Networking Session 'Airport Safety Initiative' - November 21-23, 2006
The ISMAEL-project was presented on the IST event in Helsinki.
IST 2006 included a high-level conference, an Exhibition of cutting edge research results from across Europe and a programme of networking sessions and workshops, with the exhibition and networking programmes defined by participants via this website.
Three strands with one overriding aim: to help achieve Europe's innovative potential in developing and rolling out Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
Summary ISMAEL Exhibition
Summary Networking Session Airport Safety Initiative
Public Demonstration of the ISMAEL Solution - November 9, 2006/Frankfurt Airport
The ISMAEL consortium organised a public demonstration of the ISMAEL detection system at Frankfurt airport on 9 November 2006. The overall objective of ISMAEL is to develop a low-cost alternative for surface movement surveillance at airports, to improve the safety and efficiency of ground traffic management. To achieve this goal, a solution has been developed based on recent advances in magnetic sensing technology. This can detect and locate aircraft and vehicles moving around the airport surface, without requiring any equipment on the vehicles themselves. ISMAEL is intended to benefit both:
(1) Large airports, by supplementing radar or mutilateration in safety critical locations or in areas where other surveillance methods have difficulty.
2) Small and medium-sized airports, by offering an affordable alternative to existing surveillance technologies.
The Public Demonstration showed how far this objective could be attained by presenting the main achievements of ISMAEL and providing participants with the opportunity to witness the actual performance of the solution in use. The event also provided an opportunity to visit the airfield to view the installations on site.