Traffic management for busy airports and runways
Major airports around the world are using traffic sensing technologies to improve traffic operations and comply with safety regulations.
During times of poor visibility, the Canoga system can be used for runway detection to safely guide aircraft movement using specialized lighting equipment. The Canoga 9004 detectors safely guide aircraft onto runways and prevent other aircraft from entering areas where they shouldn’t be. Canoga loops can be placed at airplane stop bars, controlling lighting that tells pilots when to stop and then when it is safe to go. This system complies with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mandates that require U.S. airports with less than 1,200 feet of visibility on runways to have a Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (SMGCS).
While some airports use infrared or microwave detectors for these types of systems, those technologies require above ground installation and are susceptible to dirt, bugs, birds, snow, grass and other elements that can get in the way of the signal. Canoga systems help airports avoid all those issues. Canoga detectors and inductive loops are easier to install and maintain.