• SJU reference # PJ.14-W2-84b /Release 10
  • Stakeholders
  • Benefits Cost-efficiency
  • Status In the pipeline


This Solution was formerly  part of PJ.14-04-03-W1

Composite surveillance solutions have the potential to lower implementation costs and deliver appropriate levels of performance to meet the needs of regional airports or remote tower environments. This candidate solution aims to provide a surveillance service to increase situational awareness for the multi remote tower controller in a cost-effective way. It provides a basic surveillance service for a small to medium sized airport below the performance specified in ED-87D within a range of around 20 nautical miles by augmenting the performance of existing surveillance equipment.

SESAR research aims to enhance the video camera plot extraction used as a non-cooperative source for the tailored multi-remote tower surveillance layer, consisting of video and infrared cameras, multilateration (MLAT) and multi-sensor data fusion (MSDF). The multi-remote surveillance module enables the event generation for multi-remote tower centre (MRTC) operation. A key element is the monitoring of stop bars between the taxiway system and the runway. The candidate solution also enables enhanced control of a pan tilt zoom (PTZ) camera.

The multi-remote surveillance solution defines a set of requirements for the technical solution enabling surveillance for multiple remote tower control. These requirements address the electro-optical sensor, the non-rotating Mode-S ranging component as well as the data fusion component. All three components are closely connected with one another to establish a logical surveillance layer.


Improved cost efficiency

Enhanced safety

Improved interoperability