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Airport Remote Monitoring System (ARMS) - Integrated System for Remote Monitoring and Control of Airfield Equipment.

  • Navigation and Landing aids (ILS, DME, DVOR, NDB)
  • Airfield Lighting
  • Radar Systems, Communications Equipment
  • Power Systems & Ancillary Services
  • Fire & Intruder Alarms
Airport Remote Monitoring System (ARMS)
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Status indications and detailed engineering information can be made available to any user on the AIMS network.
  • Summary status indicator banner for ATC
  • Detailed maintenance monitoring information for engineers
  • Comprehensive alarm event logging for record purposes.
Airport Remote Monitoring System (ARMS)
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This integrated approach both minimises the number of different systems for controller to refer to and also allows the engineer to work from just a single PC workstation. Data from each item of monitored equipment is presented in a simple, easy to follow format that is consistent regardless of the actual equipment being monitored, using simple status indicators, dials and bar graphs with appropriate text and colour coding.
Airport Remote Monitoring System (ARMS)
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Field equipment is generally interfaced to the system via an ARMS Outstation. These are industrial programmable controllers that connect to the field equipment through a serial communications channel and/or combinations of digital and analogue input and output signals (the configuration depending on the particular field equipment) and transfer the data back over a serial path back to the main ARMS server PC. Some field equipment (such as modern navigation and landing aids) can also be connected to the PC using a direct serial communications link. The outstation approach is particularly useful when there are also other signals (digital or analogue) at the same field location. Communications links with an ARMS outstation can be RS485, radio, leased line or even dial-up (PSTN) telephone.
Facilities include the ability to temporarily mask an alarm (useful for intermittent alarms before they have been repaired), or to disable an alarm if the equipment is out of service. These functions can be restricted to specific personnel by the use of passwords and access rights.
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