IACIT presents critical mission solutions for air traffic control systems and navigation aid at IDEX 2017

The new releases DME 0200, NEURALCAST and ROUTECAST feature 100% Brazilian technology

February 22, 2017

A highlight in the Brazilian Pavilion, IACIT will be at IDEX 2017 presenting solutions for defense, public security, CNS\ATM, telemetry and meteorology. During the international fair, IACIT is going to showcase its critical mission systems for aiding in navigation and air traffic control, among which DME 0200, ROUTECAST and NEURALCAST. IDEX 2017 takes place in Abu Dhabi from February 19 to 23.

DME (Distance Measuring Equipment) 0200 is the latest version by IACIT, replacing the analogic DME 0100, also manufactured by the company. This radionavigation aid system bear 100% Brazilian technology and is certified by the Institute of Airspace Control (ICEA).

This compact and easy-to-operate system is completely digital, utilizing modern technologies to ensure high reliability in meeting civilian and military requirements. The equipment also permits inter-operability with all radionavigation instruments currently in the market.

NEURALCAST and ROUTECAST represent the vanguard in terms of technology for navigation aid and air traffic control, being aligned with the concept of Performance Based Navigation (PBN). Those two new solutions will be implemented in the Meteorology Network of the Aeronautics Command for providing meteorological forecasts to air traffic operators.

The NEURALCAST system uses artificial neural networks for generating information related to ceiling meteorological trends, visibility, wind gusts, wind velocity and direction, for a horizon of up to 3 hours, employing data from the airfield's stations.

The system possesses a Web interface through which users have direct access to graphics of trends and are able to sign in to receive automatic warnings when trends indicate that the airfield can be on or off operational restrictions.

ROUTECAST, on the other hand, is a system capable of identifying the volume or area of the airspace under the effect of meteorological formations that might present risks to aircrafts on route (for instance ,Cumulonimbus clouds), which allows monitoring severe weather events and forecasting their progression for a projection of up to 30 minutes. The data used by the system comes from meteorological radars and atmospheric electrical discharge sensors.

For developing the ROUTECAST system, IACIT counted on an extensive know-how in meteorological radar and short-term alert systems. The company also invested in two of its own meteorological radars ? Banda-S (the same model utilized by the SISCEAB network) and the mobile Banda-X ? for aiding in the creation of the computer models responsible for processing the data collected on radar sweeps.

On ROUTECAST, severe weather events are displayed on a map in a geo-referenced fashion via its Web interface, besides being automatically fed to external systems such as air traffic control, aircraft flow management and others.