October 5, 2011
ITT launches new application for enhancing airspace situation awareness in Alaska
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As announced in a recent press release, ITT has launched a Web-based data visualization application, named AlaskaVue, that enhances the safety and operational efficiency of Alaskan airspace by providing unprecedented fleet awareness.
ITT’s AlaskaVue provides a cost-effective solution for understanding in real time where flight assets are located. This capability is particularly significant for Alaska, where weather, terrain and gaps in radar coverage can affect situational awareness and contribute to accident rates that are much higher than in the continental United States.
AlaskaVue is based on a synthesis of multiple FAA system-derived aircraft surveillance data available in the U.S. National Airspace System. AlaskaVue data sources include data derived from the U.S. Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast network (ADS-B) being deployed by ITT, along with Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) data from FAA-deployed WAM systems.
The AlaskaVue application service has pan and zoom capabilities; multiple views, such as satellite, maps, charts and elevation; multiple overlays, such as significant boundaries, runways, air routes and navigation aids; flexible display options; and color coding of flight objects. AlaskaVue includes saved views and historical playback.
Subscribers to AlaskaVue will access the data visualization application and the comprehensive surveillance data via the Internet.
“Alaskan airspace has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years. It began with the success of the Alaska Capstone Project, which laid the groundwork for implementing the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) initiative,” said John Kefaliotis, ITT’s vice president of next generation transportation systems. “ITT continually looks for ways to support airspace safety and efficiency; the launch of AlaskaVue provides real-time flight tracking and historical playback to improve flight safety in Alaska.”