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Star Navigation to open ground station in Dubai

posted on 07/11/2001: 1664 views


Toronto-headquartered Star Navigation has chosen Dubai as one of the five worldwide ground station locations for its new aircraft safety monitoring system, the In-flight Safety Monitoring System Situation Tracking Alogorithmic Response (ISMS-Star). The news was announced yesterday at Dubai 2001, the seventh international aerospace exhibition, where Star Navigation is among 450 exhibitors from 33 countries.



The new system is currently undergoing ground testing before certification by the Canadian Transport Authority and is due to be rolled out in the first quarter of next year. Dubai will be part of the primary terrestrial network run by Star Navigation Systems.



In addition to Dubai, Star will run ground stations in Memphis, London, Singapore and Rio de Janeiro. A sharing network also run by Star will have backup stations in Toronto, Bangalore, Cyprus, New Zealand and Johannesburg. A central data centre will be placed in an undisclosed location.



The groundbreaking technology continually collates information via a satellite network through a broadband data link with individual aircraft. Data is analysed real-time and any deviation from normal system data parameters is highlighted and the necessary course of action taken. Real-time data is available on a variety of systems such as an aircraft's engines, electrics, hydraulics, avionics, flight performance and route data.



The traditional blackbox plays a central part in any aviation accident investigation. However, retrieving this item can take considerable time and resources, and more importantly it is after the fact, he added.



The new ISMS-Star system provides real-time information on individual aircraft anytime, anywhere allowing real-time response. The ISMS system also allows for real-time cabin and cockpit audio and video monitoring providing an aviation equivalent of CCTV. In addition, the system is a cost-effective fleet management tool analysing an aircraft's performance and keeping track of an aircraft's maintenance requirements, enabling engineering staff to strategically place the necessary equipment and parts before landing. A remote control aircraft override is being developed, which will enable the aircraft to be flown via ISMS should a hijacking occur.



Other features will include an onboard environment monitoring system which will be able to detect a variety of diseases and toxins and then initiate a sanitation programme. In the event of a medical emergency an onboard, a medical monitoring device will allow patient data to be continually transmitted in-flight enabling, emergency teams to make informed decisions and to make the necessary arrangements for a patient's arrival. (The Khaleej Times)

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