05548515 is referenced by 96 patents and cites 10 patents.

An improved airport control/management system for controlling and managing the surface and airborne movement of vehicular and aircraft within a defined and selected airport space envelope of an airport, the traffic, comprising apparatus for establishing a precise 3-dimensional digital map of the selected airport space envelope, the map containing GNSS positioning system reference points, a computer with a monitor screen for receiving and displaying the 3-dimensional map, transmit and receive radio equipment located on at least one vehicle/aircraft in the airport space envelope to generate and transmit continuous GNSS-based location reports, a receiver associated with the computer to receive the reports from the vehicle/aircraft, programming associated with the computer and using the reports to superimpose 3-dimensional image corresponding to a path of the vehicle/aircraft onto the 3-dimensional map, apparatus associated with the 3-dimensional map for generating airport control and management signals as a function of the vehicle/aircraft path and computer aided design programming for manipulation of the 3-dimensional map and the image of the vehicle/aircraft and the path to a desired apparent line of observation, to control the traffic in the airport, the improvement comprising: GNSS compatible computer processing methods which support airport independent management and control for zone incursion, collision detection, on and off course detection, assignment of air traffic controller responsibility, scheduling and lighting control. GNSS compatible databases are created which support a true airport independent processing framework which supports a seamless airport environment located anywhere in the world.

Method and system for airport control and management
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
September 7, 1993
Publication Date
August 20, 1996
Lois V Pilley
Reservoir Rd., Box 204, Deering, 03244
Harold R Pilley
Reservoir Rd., Box 204, Deering, 03244
George W Dishong
G06F 163/00
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