IACIT is part of the select group of companies involved in the discussions and implementation of air traffic solutions. This expertise guaranteed her participation in Grepecas (Regional Planning and Implementation Group for the Caribbean and South American Regions). The Group will meet this week from April 9 to 14 in the Dominican Republic to discuss the technologies and directions of air traffic safety in the region.
In addition to participating in the debates, contributing to the definition of the technologies to be adopted in the area of air traffic, IACIT, a Brazilian company with consolidated performance in the development of high technology products and services, will present the solutions developed in its Research & Development for the sector. Among the products featured are the DME 0200, the first OTH (Over The Horizon) Radar from South America and the GBAS. The big news this year will be the OTH Radar, developed with the support of the Brazilian Navy. Today, the OTH Radar is already fully operational ready to start the monitoring and surveillance of Brazil's maritime borders.
Strategically installed on the south coast of Brazil, the OTH Radar is capable of monitoring vessels located up to 200 nautical miles from the coast, viewing the richness of the Brazilian seas within the limits of the country's jurisdiction. OTH Radar is essential for detecting vessels that do not transmit AIS signal, known as "non-cooperative" vessels.
IACIT will present DME 0200 (Distance Measuring Equipment), a fully Brazilian technology air navigation assistance system, already in operation in three Brazilian airports, and supplied by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) with another 33 systems to improve the coverage of the Brazilian Airspace Control System (SISCEAB).
The DME 0200 uses the principle of triangulation to determine the position of an aircraft, with an appropriate accuracy level for PBN navigation in a terminal area (TMA). On the other hand, IACIT's Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) is an important navigation tool, which ensures greater safety in approaching aircraft with the use of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) information. The GBAS ground subsystem consists of Distance Reference Stations (RRS), VHF Data Diffusion Station (VDB), Integrity Monitoring Station (IMS) and Processing Base Station (PBS). The integration of the whole system guarantees a precise approximation of the aircraft. The IACIT GBAS adopts the most advanced technology and contributes to the safety of Brazilian airspace.
IACIT also has two software and hardware systems - NeuralCAST and RouteCAST, respectively, for sensing and weather forecasting, aimed at ensuring more safety in the airspace. Both systems focus on air traffic controllers, airlines and pilots, who can use the information generated by the system to plan the trip, so that they are faster, with more precise and comfortable routes and with lower fuel consumption. This is because the system allows the identification of meteorological phenomena that could endanger the flight, allowing a preventive action.
NeuralCAST uses artificial neural networks to generate information on ceiling weather trends, visibility, burst events, wind speed and direction, for a horizon of up to 3 hours. RouteCAST is a system that identifies the area of airspace that is under adverse weather conditions, such as the feared Cumuloninbus (CB) clouds, with an advance of up to 30 minutes.