Safedock Advanced Visual Docking Guidance Systems (A-VDGS) provide active guidance to pilots to support safe, efficient and precise automated aircraft parking during virtually all operating conditions.
Automation creates a safer operation by reducing the opportunity for error. Allowing pilots to self-park speeds up the docking process, aircraft are parked faster in all kinds of weather conditions, fuel burn and emissions are reduced and ground crew are free to focus on preparing the aircraft for departure.
Technology is key to safety and performance
To enable fully-automated docking, the Safedock A-VDGS are integrated with airport and airline systems, via SafeControl Apron Management, to access flight information such as arrival time, the scheduled aircraft type and adjacent gate rules.
ADB SAFEGATE’s infrared laser and patented 3D scanning technology is critical to providing the accuracy, availability and flexibility necessary to automate the aircraft parking process. During the docking process the Safedock 3D technology actively scans the gate area both vertically and horizontally to capture and track aircraft. The unique ability to scan horizontally, allows the A-VDGS to measure parts of the aircraft on either side of the centerline to discriminate between aircraft types and subtypes. The 3D scan ensures aircraft/gate compatibility to allow safe automated docking, and provides the flexibility to accommodate curved lead-in lines, multiple centerlines and challenging gate layouts.
Safedock’s low visibility mode automatically detects and adjusts to ambient light to provide safe docking in all conditions. Safedock A-VDGS have been put to the test in the toughest real-world and simulated weather conditions and have proven to be effective in extremely wet, foggy, cold or desert environments. Read more about our Safedock system.
All Safedock models include our proprietary 3D technology which has become the global standard in making automated aircraft parking possible by:
Safedock A-VDGS Models:
Safedock T1 A-VDGS
Our most advanced model, the Safedock T1, includes a digital laser, wider scanning angle and an extra-large, high-intensity LED display to provide the fastest and safest way to dock aircraft and greater flexibility to accommodate large aircraft, tight parking spaces and complex gate layouts. The Safedock T1 apron scan option adds a layer of safety to standard procedures by scanning the gate area during the docking process for obstacles that may pose a hazard. The T1 LED display has the added capability to perform as a Ramp Information Display System (RIDS) to communicate critical information to flight and ground crew during the turn process in support of an A-CDM program.
Safedock T2 A-VDGS
The Safedock T2 has the flexibility to accommodate all aircraft types at a single gate and handle multiple centerlines within the laser scanning angle. The T2 high-intensity display is comprised of LED modules in yellow or red and is available in an 18 or 24 LED module configuration. The T2-24 LED display has the added capability to perform as a Ramp Information Display System (RIDS) to communicate critical information to flight and ground crew during the turn process in support of an A-CDM program.
Specifications can be downloaded below.
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