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Searidge selected for Seattle-Tacoma surveillance initiative

Oct. 17, 2011, Sand Diego, Ca. - Searidge Technologies announced its intelligent video platform IntelliDAR™ will be installed at the Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA) as part of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sponsored technology performance assessment led by the University of Illinois Center of Excellence for Airport Technology.

October 17, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

The Low-Cost Surface Management Framework (LCSS-F) research program in the FAA's William Hughes Technical Center is examining surveillance technologies for smaller airports.

Searidge, using commercially available sensor-based technologies, will provide low-cost basic ground surveillance capability in the non-movement area, at small to medium sized airports where deployment of Airport Surface Detection Equipment Model X (ASDE-X) technology is not viable. The system will provide airport stakeholders with shared real-time situational awareness of all surface traffic and a comprehensive solution to airport surface movement surveillance encompassing aircraft and vehicle traffic.

At SEA Searidge will provide its intelligent video platform IntelliDAR to provide a distributed set of non-cooperative sensors (video cameras) that are strategically located to provide surveillance near the terminal.  Views from multiple cameras will be fused into a single display, allowing the operator to see all the ground traffic in an intuitive one-look view. The surveillance cameras provide all-weather performance and a long range view giving controllers full visual confirmation of apron and movement areas. Additional system capabilities include real-time positioning, automatic alerting of incursions, live video feeds and archived data for incident review resulting in a more secure and efficient airport surface.

"We are pleased to be involved in another FAA research program. The LCSS framework will highlight the key role intelligent video plays in the market to create a safer and more efficient airport environment," explains Alex Sauriol, vice president, ATM/Airport Technology, Searidge Technologies.



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