- Aveillant is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Chief Executive Officer
- Thales completes the acquisition of Aveillant, world pioneer in Holographic Radar technology
- Paris Charles de Gaulle airport installs Aveillant Gamekeeper radar for drone detection
- Turbines near East Midlands Airport to start generating power with help from Aveillant’s radar
- Aveillant's Gamekeeper radar sold to ST Electronics - Singapore represents second installation in major urban environment
- Aveillant launches city and coastal drone detection system in Monaco
- Dr. Mohammed Jahangir speaks about the potential for tackling drones with radar
- Aveillant to present at Royal Aeronautical Society Conference
- Aveillant to demonstrate three-dimensional tracking of fast jets at the Royal International Air Tattoo
- Aveillant radar selected for world’s first complete civil drone protection system in Monaco
- Aveillant explains its Radar Revolution in this month's Wind Energy Magazine
- Aveillant strengthens commercial team
- Aveillant's Holographic Radar stands proud as new demands for primary surveillance emerge
- Professor Chris Baker to join Aveillant as Chief Technology Officer
- Full scale PSR Holographic Radar is now ready
- Aveillant - A Clear Choice
- International Crime Science Conference
- Aveillant Exhibiting At FAHM 2015
- Introducing UWAS, the UAV Watch
- Aveillant and Finmeccanica – Selex ES Join Forces For Prestwick PSR Tender
- Aveillant attending 2015 Paris Air Show
- 2015 IEEE International Radar Conference
- Holographic Radar: Drone-Tracking Capability Proven
- BBC Report on Drone Tracking
- Derby’s wind turbines start turning for next seven days
- Aveillant Heads To Madrid For World ATM Congress 2015
- Aveillant Announced As IHS Jane’s Finalist
- Derby’s Wind Turbines See The Development Of A World First In Radar Technology
- 2014 - The Year That Changed Radar
- Drones At Airports Need To Be Monitored
- The Problem With The Radar Isn’t The Wind Farms - It’s The Radar
- Strengthening Ranks With Aviation Heavyweight
- Leadership Recognised In International Field Of Navigation & Surveillance By IET
- Recognition For Top Security & Technology Management System
- Joining ‘Sustainable Airports For A Stronger Economy’ Debate
- Aveillant Takes To The Podium At The Military Radar Conference
- International Standard Achieved
- Aveillant To Attend The BGAD
- Reaching For The Sky At Prestwick
- Presenting At Congress In Rome
- Achieving World Leading Accolade
- New Chairman Following Investment
- £6 Million Of Funding Secured
- Quality Management Accreditation
- Aveillant Heads To Madrid For World ATM Congress
Published: 22 September 2016
Aveillant radar receives CAA operational approval at East Midlands Airport
Aveillant, the Cambridge based radar technology company, today announced completion of the safety case and the CAA’s operational approval for its Theia 16A radar at East Midlands Airport. Aveillant is in discussion with a number of major international airports interested in using Aveillant’s unique technology for a range of applications from Primary Surveillance Radar to drone-tracking - East Midlands is the first to received CAA operational approval.
Commenting on the announcement, Aveillant CEO, David Crisp said: “We are delighted to have received the CAA’s approval at East Midlands airport. Given the modular nature of our radar systems, we expect this to give even further confidence to the growing group of airports we are in discussion with. We are very proud of our unique achievements in mitigating wind farm clutter – a tricky technical challenge which has only been properly solved by Aveillant’s technology. ”
Aveillant’s technology remains the only radar in the world capable of intelligently distinguishing between wind turbines and aircraft, thereby removing the Air Traffic Control (ATC) safety concerns associated with wind turbines being sited near airports.
Civil and military radars operate on the principle of detecting the reflected signals from a transmitted radar pulse. To a conventional radar the reflected signals from wind turbines and aircraft are indistinguishable. Consequently, wind turbines show up on an ATC screen and where this ‘clutter’ is displayed prevent aircraft tracks from being seen.
Aveillant combines a different design of radar with the use of cutting edge computer processors and algorithms to analyse the different radar returns, and intelligently characterise them – automatically removing wind turbines from the ATC display, but maintaining all other targets.
Aveillant’s software-led approach to radar grants remarkable flexibility and capability. The same radar technology is now being used to track and identify the small drones which are coming into wide use. Conventional radar technologies struggle to discriminate between these small drones and birds, whereas Aveillant has been able to adapt its radar to the task by updating the software. Aveillant’s technology remains the only radar in the world capable of intelligently distinguishing between wind turbines and aircraft, thereby removing the Air Traffic Control security concerns associated with wind turbines being cited near airports.
Tom Rayner - +44 7908 001 338
Aveillant Ltd is a leading radar technology company based in Cambridge, UK, specialising in applications of its unique radar platform. Key markets are in security, aviation and defence.
Find out more at www.aveillant.com
In addition to its radar at East Midlands Airport, Aveillant's Gamekeeper radar is currently being installed in Monaco for use in drone detection, and in initial test flights in May it successfully detected and tracked drones of around 45 cm in size out to ranges of close to 5 km - a world first. Use of drones in commercial applications is growing fast, and the market for drone detection systems is forecast to grow to a value of over $11bn by 2020.