21 November Vehicle and Equipment Monitoring at an Airport November 21, 2017 By Gina Wurms airport, logistics, travel and transportation |Bluetooth Low Energy|, |server based|, |GPS| 0 At an airport, a tracking system delivers real-time location information about vehicles and equipment and helps to improve operational productivity. At a glance real-time indoor & outdoor localization of equipment central location overview on digital map geo-based alarm trigger analysis reports based on historical data Problem Definition An airport is filled with thousands of passengers, staff members, vehicles, and pieces of equipment. Since there is a lot happening on the tarmac and in the airport building, it is essential for airport operators to know exactly where all assets are, if and when they move, and how they are being used. Using the built-in GPS component, vehicles like baggage loaders can only be localized on the tarmac, but not inside the airport building. The chances of losing track of vital processes are increased, leading the airport management to lose time and money in resolving emerging issues. Solution A tracking solution provides precise location data of valuable motorized and non-motorized assets such as ground support equipment (e.g. fuel trucks, loaders, passenger steps, busses), security vehicles, cleaning machines and baggage carts. This enables knowing the location of the assets at all times and in all conditions. The tracking solution works both indoors and outdoors and constitutes a crucial part of managing safe and efficient operations, achieving the most effective utilization of airport equipment. Operators can be alarmed if speed, idle, or location violations occur, can get reports based upon the assets' historical activities, review utilization, and identify underutilized assets. It can be checked at any time whether the vehicles are still on schedule and countermeasures can be initiated in due time in the event of expected delays. Technical Implementation Outdoors, the location of the motorized assets is obtained via Global Positioning System (GPS) data using the GPS unit installed in the vehicles. As soon as they are inside a building, however, positioning is realized using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons and infsoft Locator Nodes. Installed Locator Nodes throughout the concerned areas actively scan these beacons to track their location. Once vehicle location, direction and speed are determined from the GPS/BLE components, the information is transmitted to the infsoft LocAware platform®, where the data is analyzed and displayed via customizable dashboards. Rules can be configured to alert operators about certain conditions based upon location, speed, or idling. Use Case PDF for Download Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles Passenger Flow and Wait Time Monitoring at an Airport This use case by infsoft describes a tracking solution at an airport that allows to understand how passengers move through the facility and predict waiting times. Read More Localization of Vehicles in Crash Test Facilities In a crash test facility, a tracking solution assists in locating vehicles and components that have already been tested. Read More Tracking of Cleaning Vehicles and Personnel in a Tunnel This use case by infsoft describes how during tunnel cleaning, a real-time localization system serves to increase safety for road users and employees. Read More Condition Monitoring in Archive Rooms This use case by infsoft describes how a condition monitoring system ensures the long-term preservation of sensitive documents in archive rooms. Read More Monitoring of Environmental Conditions in Pharmaceutical Storage A real-time tracking and condition monitoring system makes it easy to maintain appropriate temperature conditions when storing pharmaceutical products. Read More Monitoring and Asset Tracking in the Healthcare Sector This use case shows you how you can locate and protect patients and employees in a clinic, and provides you with an intelligent asset management solution. Read More Comments are closed.