ALCS - Airfield Lighting Control System
Airfield Ground Lighting Control & Monitoring System (ALCS) is used to control and monitor all Airfield Ground Lighting (AGL) equipment installed on the airfield and support the efficient and safe maneuvering of all ground traffic at an airfield. This is typically achieved by using a series of computers and Programmable Logical Controllers (PLCs) that transfer the ATC operator’s commands to the various devices in the field, monitor their status and provide the appropriate feedback to the operator and maintenance staff. The ADB ALCS product family for regional and international hub airports ranges from simple to most complex systems with server-based architecture, enabling selection and specific adaptation of AGL control features for all sizes and levels of complexity; also allowing for integration with other airport systems.
Compliance & Certifications
- FAA: AC 150/5345-56 (Current Edition): Specification for L-890 Airport Lighting Control and Monitoring System (ALCMS) Advisory Circular (AC).
- ICAO: Annex 14, Volume I, (Aerodromes) current edition Aerodrome Design Manual, Part 5. ICAO Manual of Surface Movement Guidance and Control System DOC 9476-AN/927. AN/452 first edition 2004.
- IEC: 62143, 61508