In a context where the traffic is going to double over the next 20 years, the main European airports are looking in the short term for new technological solutions to optimize the management of airport surfaces, and to strengthen their safety, in particular through the implementation of anti-collision systems. With current technologies, the objectives of safety standards cannot be achieved. Within this context of modernizing airport infrastructures, SYSNAV is enabling accurate positioning and increased security for airport ground vehicles.


Today, vehicle positioning in airports is far from being reliable due to common GPS issues such as multi-trajectories. Faulty GPS positioning creates false incursion or collision alerts, creating additional burden on the controllers and operators involved.




SYSNAV has an anti-collision solution providing reliable and accurate information, 100% available, unaffected by interference or the deficiencies of current technologies. With it, multi-trajectories, inaccuracy or unavailability near buildings and airplanes are no longer a problem and false incursion alerts are greatly reduced. It substantially improves safety standards on the ground by optimizing the supervision of critical areas. It also brings strong added value to the logistics visualization platform, especially for taxiing.


The solution locates ground vehicles in real time on airport surfaces and transmits their identification and positioning to control towers via the ADS-B network. The solution allows accurate tracking of vehicle movements in all situations and enables an implementation of A-SMGCS by providing high quality surveillance data, perfectly integrated with ADS-B and multi-lateration system.


This solution considerably increases the autonomy of the operator on the ground, while reducing the workload of the controller and improving situational awareness. This allows a considerable reduction in the workload of the controller, resulting in a higher rate of aircraft rotation and a reduction in collision risks.


SYSNAV has also developed a solution for locating people, allowing accurate real-time positioning overview. This solution responds to security challenges as well as personnel management and the optimization of procedures in the airport.


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Winner of ADP group’s RFP, SYSNAV designed a tailored solution called AQUARIUS, which complies with regulations, continuously communicates precise condition and positioning information of ground vehicles. SYSNAV’s magneto-inertial navigation module “Blue Force” is used in combination with the GPS signal to calculate the position and trajectories of ground vehicles with high accuracy. In order to help manage air and ground traffic, this information is transmitted to the control tower via the ADS-B network. In addition, an on-board tablet display is available in the vehicle, with real-time geolocation on the map, vehicle status, unauthorized areas, etc. Having such high-quality surveillance data allows ground vehicles to circulate on airport grounds without needing an authorization from the control tower. Compliant with EASA regulations and in the deployment phase, SYSNAV is equipping over 450 vehicles in the Paris airports.