A-VDGS: Safedock X


ADB SAFEGATE’s new Safedock X Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System (A-VDGS) combines new surveillance technologies, modern display capabilities and advanced integration to ensure safe docking in all weather conditions and bring fully automated airport apron management a step closer to reality.

The Safedock X pairs ADB SAFEGATE’s infrared laser and patented 3D scanning technology with a radar sensor for unrivaled performance in low visibility conditions. Safety is improved by the scanner’s ability to detect objects as small as 10 cm by 10 cm on the apron that could damage aircraft and by monitoring approach accuracy as aircraft enter the gate to avoid accidents and delays.

This latest member of the widely adopted Safedock family displays more information in more ways than ever before. A high-resolution full color display offers unprecedented clarity for both pilots and ground staff.

The new display can share more information to meet any apron management task, making it a key element in support of Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM), helping reduce delays and shorten gate turns. Safedock X can also support separate displays for air crew and ground crew, while a mobile operator panel offers improved situational awareness and flexibility for ground crews.

When integrated with the Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) the Safedock X acts as an A-SMGCS sensor to eliminate black spots near terminal buildings, providing greater situational awareness and accurate turn predictability. The system alerts controllers when a parking aircraft obstructs the taxiway, helping to prevent tail collisions. The system also detects pushbacks and alerts controllers to help prevent unauthorized movements.

In addition to increased safety and performance benefits, Safedock X offers low a low cost of ownership. With superior reliability and lifecycle costs, Safedock X has onboard preventive maintenance tools to minimize downtime. It also incorporates methods to manage heat efficiently, giving long component and system life, particularly in hot climates.



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