Istanbul Airport Virtual Tower

Multifocal sensor systems Panomera and SeMSy video management software from Dallmeier make up the security infrastructure of the new airport of the Turkish capital.

October of the year 2018 marks historic milestone for aviation and Turkey's capital, with the opening of Istanbul's new airport (Istanbul grand airport – Iga), whose safety management has since been carried out by the patented Panomera multifocal sensors and video management software SeMSy manufacturer's Dallmeier, based in Regensburg (Germany).

Dallmeier Panomera S seriesThe result of this security system currently translates into significant savings in infrastructure and uninterrupted control., from landing to take-off. With an area of more than 76 million m2, the IGA has an annual capacity of about two hundred million passengers, five terminals and six runways, making it one of the most important connection centers in the world.

This installation also makes no compromises in terms of security. For extensive visual monitoring and management of aircraft movements, the IGA has found in Panomera technology and Dallmeier video management software the ideal products for complete ground control.

The project was planned, executed and implemented in cooperation with Dallmeier's office in Turkey and system integrator Proline.

Istanbul Airport

Aircraft movements under control

At an airport, Safety during daily operation is a top priority. Operators follow all aircraft movements in key areas using camera technology: The Systems Runway of Panomera monitor the planes already on approach and continue their journey along the runway, going through the filming, to the ramp, where other Panomera systems take over, as in the melting areas.

Additional surveillance cameras capture terminal doors and takeoff. The decisive thing in all this is that those responsible for IGA security can identify, Quickly analyze and verify both dangerous situations and incidents, For which a minimum resolution precisely adapted to this purpose is essential.

In this sense, patented Panomera multifocal sensor technology unites Up to eight targets and sensors Inside an optical system, which allows you to capture large areas with a very small number of cameras and reduce the effort in infrastructure and operation to a minimum.

License plate recognition

Aircraft registration is crucial for incident assignment during take-off and landing processes. That's why, Airport staff need to register the registration of each aircraft that lands and takes off. In the event that something unexpected happens, it is possible to determine exactly the time of the event and, in combination with tuition, The incident can be investigated.

At the IGA, The special challenge was that surveillance cameras had to provide high-resolution images., even at a great distance, so that staff could consult the registration correctly. In a camera comparison, only the Panomera multifocal sensor system was able to overcome this challenge over long distances and provide the required image quality and resolution..

As he explains Hamza Aybey, security systems solution manager by Proline, "We are looking for the best possible technology. In the IGA, the problem of unambiguously legible enrolment had to be solved, despite a small number of installation points and long distances, that we only got it with Panomera".

Dallmeier developed the Panomera multifocal sensor system especially for capturing long distances and large surfaces: combining lenses and sensors with different focal lengths in a single optical unit, The camera provides high resolution in all areas of the image in a large spatial context; And all this with very few systems.

In this way, and compared to conventional surveillance solutions, The airport saves a large part of infrastructure costs.

Air traffic control

The award-winning concept of Virtual tower for air traffic control of this airport, Tulip-shaped in homage to Turkey's national flower, It has been regarded as one of the most elegant control towers in the world.

The control center itself, However, It is located many meters away from the tip of the tower, No direct view to the airfield. Being a modern airport, the IGA implemented the Virtual Tower principle. Instead of controlling aircraft movements through the tower, Operators receive through video cameras an image of the real outside world that is shown on a videowall.

Video management with SeMSy

For user assessments and monitoring, IGA employs SeMSy video management system. From the Virtual Tower, Operators have access to live streams or can filter recorded streams using multiple search options.

Access to systems by the many users and operators with different Access permissions is controlled by SeMSy, thanks to its extensive user rights management.

Istanbul's new airport is one of the largest in the world. The huge construction project had a tight schedule. The changes during the construction phase posed no additional obstacles for the designers of the surveillance solution., as Dallmeier supported the planning phase from the outset with a wide range of 3D project.

Inside this 'Digital twin', Dallmeier's 3D planning team was able to adapt the implementation to new construction phases and modifications quickly and flexibly.

"The 3D planning tool was the perfect wizard.. With their help, There were no surprises either in the final planning or during installation and commissioning. Orhan Yorukoglu, sales manager of Dallmeier Turkey-. This gives the customer enormous security in planning".

Regensburg FAT Centre

Before the final start-up of the project, Kamuran Kocak and Hamza Aybey, visited the FAT center (Factory acceptance test), located at Dallmeier's headquarters in Regensburg to learn on site the functional quality of the systems.

In this center, All systems are tested in simulated real-time operation. In addition to 3D planning, This previous step also saves time and money, and the client does not take unpleasant surprises at the end.

"I am absolutely excited about the principle of 'What we plan is what you get'. The very professional planning and preliminary tests gave us one hundred percent confidence in the project.", Kocak says.

Dallmeier systems installed, From the camera, Recording equipment to video management, remain adaptable and scalable in the long term thanks to their open system architecture and scalability, which guarantees its compatibility and sustainability in the future.

The system does not 'age' and the airport can integrate new components and systems at any time when required.

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