The Persistent Runway Monitoring Project addresses an innovative solution on the monitoring and analysis of the airport runway status and operations made, without compromising airport operations.
To detect runway cracks and degradation
Detect the formation of fissures or runway degradation, enabling the airport maintenance services to adjust the maintenance actions according to the real needs, thereby decreasing the environmental impact and its maintenance costs.
Detect objects /debris
To enable the detection of objects / debris, FOD (Foreign Object Debris) which can significantly affect the runway operation.
Detect aquaplaning risk
Monitoring and characterization of the water sheets over the runway.
- Frequent monitoring of runway condition.
- Monitoring without interference in airport operations (aircraft movements).
- The MPP Project aims to enable efficiency gains in runway maintenance, which reduces environmental impact and maintenance costs
- Reduce the risk of incidents / accidents through the ability to detect foreign objects / debris (FOD) on the runway
- Reduce the risk of aquaplaning by characterizing the water sheets over the runway;
- Reduce the risk of false alarms by integrating information from other airport systems (such as aircraft movement information and runway maintenance planning).
Identification of possible preventive maintenance actions over the pavement, but necessary in order to correct anomalies in a timely manner or re-scheduling of planned maintenance actions, which contributes to a reduction in costs.
MPP project partners
How it works
Installation of the on-board sensor in a Lisbon airport vehicle
The MPP project consortium starts testing the LIDAR equipment at Lisbon airport
Submission and evaluation of the Third Project Technical Progress Report
MPP project presented at the Workshop “Smart City Projects in Portugal” organized by ISTAR-ISCTE
Visit to Lisbon airport to specify the vehicle onboard equipment
Two MPP Project papers were published in a Springer book referring to the INTSYS 2020
Submission and evaluation of the Second Project Technical Progress Report
Scanners with the best efficiency/price trade-off were tested in relevant environment of the Lisbon airport.
Tecmic announces paper submission at the EAI INTSYS 2020 – 4th EAI International Conference on Intelligent Transport Systems
“Affordable Laser Imaging Instrumentation for Persistent Runway Monitoring” at the ICLO 2020
Project co-financed by:
CENTRO-01-0247-FEDER-039876 • LISBOA-01-0247-FEDER-039876
Approval date: 10/05/2019
Beginning date: 16/08/2019
Finishing date: 31/05/2023
Total elegible investment: 1.057.365,65€
EU Financial support: 675.116,32