DLR and FREQUENTIS Bridge the Gap between Research and the Industrial Application of Remote Tower Technologies

- Vienna, Austria.

DLR, the German Aerospace Center, and Frequentis, the world’s leading provider of communication and tower automation solutions for Air Traffic Management, have signed a cooperation agreement that entitles Frequentis to use key remote tower technologies, such as video sensor-based airport traffic surveillance, compression and presentation in its smartVISION solution.

Prof. Dirk Kügler, Director of the DLR Institute of Flight Guidance, says: “It is DLR’s policy to transfer proven results from scientific research to industrial application while strengthening the aviation industry. With Frequentis, we have found a capable partner with extensive domain know-how in ATM communication and information technology to advance our remote tower technology into a powerful product for the ATM industry.”

Hannu Juurakko, Vice President ATM Civil at Frequentis, is also convinced of the mutual benefit of cooperation: “By entering into these agreements we strengthen Frequentis’ remote virtual tower solution, while we also acknowledge the extensive research carried out by DLR.”

Frequentis is in a unique position to be a one-stop shop for a complete remote virtual tower solution. This includes sensors, tracking, visualisation, flight data management, meteorological information processing, support information display, controller working position, recording and replay, as well as communication and networks. All modules are combined into an integrated working position.

Frequentis participates in key SESAR projects related to remote towers, having conducted several remote tower field tests in Germany, Austria and the Middle East, and it participates in the SESAR remote tower validation in Norway. Frequentis is a member of EUROCAE working group 100 creating minimum performance specification for remote tower visualisation. 

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