Technical Study on ATC System interferences with new constructions
Brussels International Airport
New Buildings or other obstacles may causes disturbances on the Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) equipment signals, and have a negative impact on aerodrome operations – notably in terms of safety. Therefore, prior to new constructions, a specific desktop study is required to assess the impact of new buildings on ATC CNS systems.
airsight assisted Brussels International Airport to assess the impact of new proposed rescue and firefighting buildings on CNS facilities such as ILS, VOR, DVOR and radars. For this purpose, qualitative analysis and numerical simulations were conducted, taking into account existing and new buildings, type of runway operations (CAT I or CAT III), as well as construction equipment (e.g. cranes and moving objects).
As experience shows, such desktop studies are very reliable and can facilitate the development of new construction projects in the aerodrome vicinity, while avoiding too costly measures (design revisions, relocation, or reorientation). For assistance in similar CNS-related project, please feel free to contact us!