airport solutions


 

RFID Baggage Control System

Flying has now become more attractive than ever: Passenger numbers worldwide are increasing at an annual rate of over five percent. This causes airports and airlines to face mounting challenges: Rising traffic and resulting baggage volumes, stricter security regulations, increasing cost pressures etc. The combination of all these effects has made baggage handling a critical point before, after and during flights – and thus a key factor for competitiveness. For this reason, baggage identification must be accurate, reliable and economical, today more than ever.

Considering these facts, the call for new solutions and innovative technologies is not surprising. One solution is the use of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) in the UHF range for contactless reading and writing of BagTags. According to the IATA (International Air Transport Association), the worldwide savings potential through the use of RFID solutions in baggage handling is a 3-digit million figure per year.

The RFID Baggage Control System (RBCS) accurately and reliably identifies bags using RFID in the UHF range. RBCS is designed so that adjacent systems do not interfere with each other. The integrated software is based on a future-proof system architecture. The high-speed processing of the data as well as intelligent algorithms are the prerequisite for tracking the exact assignment of baggage and data in the tunnel area (in real time) and the forwarding of the filtered data to the higher-level baggage handling system.

 

Sonic Bird deterrent system for airports

It is imperative for airports to prevent birds from roosting in large numbers, as well as the usual risks presented by bird infestation, the threat that birdstrike poses to planes during taking off and landing is a significant one. Although it is extremely rare for a plane to be seriously damaged by flocks of birds, it is nevertheless estimated that birdstrike costs the global aviation industry $1.2bil each year due to minor damage, aborted take-offs and aircraft down-time.

Digital recordings of species specific distress and alarm calls, along with the sounds of their natural predators, broadcast through high fidelity weatherproof speakers to convince the birds they are under attack. The direction, duration and timing of sounds are controlled by a microprocessor to give the impression there is danger all around.  Sophisticated random technology keeps birds from getting used to the sounds.