danish flagRecently SPARA2020 members and HIAL received presentations form a Danish collaboration on emerging technologies that may be of interest.  Insero & LPT presented.

PAS system – Appendix 1 A
FIDS Multiairport system – Appendix 1 B

Insero Integrated Tower Solution – Appendix 2
Inesero Airport Management Information System Appendix 2 A

Another Danish company, Ascend XYZ, was in touch separately.  They are an engineering and consulting company based in Copenhagen, Denmark.   The core business is to deliver wildlife monitoring tools and obstacle detection in online software solutions developed closely together with the European Space Agency (ESA). ESA is supporting the development.

They have a way of finding all obstacles within the Annex 14 surfaces.

The Obstacle Penetration Analysis gives the airport operator a full overview of the limitation surfaces. If the surfaces are penetrated, it is possible to send a person to the specific tree and cut it down, or adjust the height to comply with the limitation surface.

Check out this to see how they find obstacles: http://www.ascendxyz.com/obstacle-documentation/

The attached file opens with Google Earth and shows the penetrations of the limitation surfaces around Roskilde Airport in Denmark. These are marked with red, and if you click the red circles; you will see the number of metres by which the object is penetrating the limitation surface.

In the Obstacle Height Model, you´ll be able to place the cursor anywhere on the map, and in the bottom left hand corner, you can see the maximum height from the ground, up to the bottom of the limitation surface.

The Obstacle Height Model is a very useful tool, that allows the airport operator to instantly manage obstacles as cranes, buildings, temporary construction works and more.

In addition to this, Ascend XYZ are also able to detect water around airports based on satellite data. This has a high relevance when it comes to wildlife, the bird pattern/intensity and the risk of birdstrikes.

Their products and services support the EASA regulation 139. Check this out to see this project with the European Space Agency: https://artes-apps.esa.int/projects/ammo