Intelligent Transport Systems, From Research and Development to the Market Uptake. 4th EAI International Conference, INTSYS 2020, Virtual Event, December 3, 2020, Proceedings

Research Article

Smart Surveillance of Runway Conditions

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-71454-3_16,
        author={Gabriel Pestana and Pedro Reis and Tiago Rocha da Silva},
        title={Smart Surveillance of Runway Conditions},
        proceedings={Intelligent Transport Systems, From Research and Development to the Market Uptake. 4th EAI International Conference, INTSYS 2020, Virtual Event, December 3, 2020, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={INTSYS},
        year={2021},
        month={7},
        keywords={Spectral analysis Runway contamination Context-awareness Information visualization Terrestrial Laser Scanning},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-71454-3_16}
    }
    
  • Gabriel Pestana
    Pedro Reis
    Tiago Rocha da Silva
    Year: 2021
    Smart Surveillance of Runway Conditions
    INTSYS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-71454-3_16
Gabriel Pestana1, Pedro Reis2, Tiago Rocha da Silva1
  • 1: INOV Inesc Inovação
  • 2: Ana Aeroportos - Vinci

Abstract

Runway safety-related accidents represent the most significant source of aviation accidents worldwide. Runway contaminants are typically associated with extreme weather conditions but can also include other safety-issues such as foreign object debris, cracks, and pavement deformation. Although airports are required to perform periodic runway inspections, it is clear that manual inspections alone are not sufficient to mitigate this type of threat. The paper outlines the need to implement automated procedures for runway inspections, seeking to improve runway safety.