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Challenges faced by airports today
Every day, millions of people arrive and leave an airport. To ensure a smooth and enjoyable traveling experience for every passenger, apart from flawless airport operations, the safety and security of passengers is also of top priority. With NUCLEUS, information from various airport operations, building management and security (E.g. CCTV, access control, fire alarm) systems can be managed and interpreted via a single unified platform, giving relevant authorities a superior situational awareness for better response to notifications, alarms and emergencies.
NUCLEUS Solution for Smart Airport
NUCLEUS is an open platform for 3D unified situation management and the real-time information sharing and coordination amongst departments benefits different stakeholders in the smart airport community as follows :
NUCLEUS for Airport Executive Management
As a Unified Management System, NUCLEUS overlays information from multiple systems into one 3D environment, providing real-time situational awareness of the entire premise. This paints an accurate picture of the situation on the ground and allows the supervisor to understand and make an executive decision quickly and efficiently.
Executive summary of airport’s overall efficiency
Operations supervisor can obtain the average luggage belt time and flight arrival times from multiple NUCLEUS callouts for comparison, so as to determine if passenger turnover rate is satisfactory. Using NUCLEUS 3D information, passenger routes from plane to belt can be optimized to improve turnover rate.
Executive summary of service satisfaction level
Efficient analysis of airport’s systems
NUCLEUS for Airport Operations
NUCLEUS‘s ability to unify information from various systems onto one platform, provides operators with a holistic real-time view of their premises. With NUCLEUS, operators can retrieve information from sub-systems through one unified interface, thus reducing the number of systems to be trained in, increasing flexibility in manpower deployment during operations.
Efficient queue management
Seamless immigration checkpoint operations
Overview of gate management & planning
Ensure secure premises, keeping track of personnel
Perimeter fence surrounding the airport are fitted with CCTVs that have video analytics. Upon detecting intrusion, NUCLEUS alerts operator to site and allows him to call up nearby cameras for a holistic view. Based on RFID location information in NUCLEUS, he can then dispatch the nearest security officers to the scene.
Keeping restricted access premises secure
Access to sensitive airport premises are limited by access control system. When a person tries to access a secure area with a staff pass, NUCLEUS operator can call up a nearby CCTV to confirm the person’s identity. Upon detection of an imposter, using detailed 3D model information, the operator can swiftly coordinate and dispatch security officers to apprehend the imposter.
NUCLEUS for Facilities
Reduce response time and energy usage
NUCLEUS assists the operator in visualizing data from the building management system. This helps the operator to identify problems and rectify them immediately, reducing resource wasting incidents. For example, temperature sensors might have reported a temperature spike in the airport cinema. Using NUCLEUS, the operator calls up the CCTV in the cinema to ascertain that there is indeed a fire. He then locates the nearest security officers via RFID and guides them to the scene via NUCLEUS to put out the fire quickly.