The SAGA system’s sensor infrastructure combines ADS-B, Mode-S, and multilateration (MLAT) technology, with an option to integrate a “second-generation” MLAT solution offering unrivalled precision. It is also flexible to integrate existing radar and sensor technology.
Data fusion system
SAGA integrates data from multiple sources including various types of sensors and databases, and fuses them to provide accurate, clear data. The algorithms used to process data have been perfected through ongoing practical trials to offer the most reliable information.
SAGA’s user-friendly, interactive display provides real-time visibility over airport surface and terminal area movements, for both aircraft and ground support vehicles. The display also shows tables presenting detailed aircraft information and KPIs updated in real time.
Statistics, reports, and alerts
SAGA’s real-time or post-processing statistics functions highlight an airport’s operational efficiency and allow airside operations management to identify areas of improvement. It also includes configurable alarms such as zone or runway incursion alarms, schedule deviation notifications, and more.
Provides live aircraft and vehicle tracking to Airport Operations Control Center (AOCC)
Allows real-time data collection and sharing among teams for quick action
Supports decision-making and discussions between airport operator and ATC
Allows users to replay any moment for incident analysis
Provides valuable A-CDM KPIs (TOBT, AOBT, ATOT…)
The scalability and flexibility of the SAGA solution make it an ideal choice for regional to medium-sized airports. The system relies either on ALTYS’s sensor data, or on the airport’s existing radar infrastructure – and can also combine these sources. SAGA interfaces with the airport operational database, or AODB, in order to allow real-time KPI calculation and A-CDM information updates.
The SAGA platform allows instantaneous and automated data-sharing with multiple airport stakeholders, including airline partners, ground support and handling suppliers, and ATC – as well as with the A-CDM network. Users in the AOCC or ATC access the multi-purpose interactive display via a secure web access. SAGA provides reporting capabilities either in real-time or post-processing for tactical or strategic analysis.
The OPTIMUS solution provides affordable means to correct the well-known and inevitable phenomenon of multipath interference, thus vastly improving the accuracy of aircraft and vehicle positioning as compared with traditional MLAT technology. The combined OPTIMUS/SAGA solution offers a < 3m location precision and < 2s movement latency.
All KPIs can be downloaded in standard formats to facilitate data-sharing and to feed into the airport’s own data analysis systems.
SAGA is adaptive and can interface with existing airport infrastructures, including data from surface movement radar (SMR) or any ASTERIX-formatted data. In addition, ALTYS is able to integrate video camera technology into the SAGA solution in order to maximize visibility and to help airports reduce aircraft turnaround times.
Are you interested in how SAGA could be deployed at your airport to enhance situational awareness and maximize operational efficiency? Please contact us and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.