IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi SpA offers independently engineered products for electromagnetic, navigation, radar field and aeronautical system technologies in the civil and defence aviation sectors.
Air traffic security systems for civil and military airports
IDS’ solutions are designed to offer increased safety and protection with a range of innovative and customisable solutions using modern technologies.
Public safety, security and military protection systems are based on the company’s radar systems, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and building protection systems. They are designed to provide protection against a range of threats, including natural causes and accidental or hostile human actions.
Air traffic control management systems
IDS offers security solutions for air navigation service providers (ANSPs), airport authorities, aviation agencies and other government or private organisations for military or civil applications.
The company develops its solutions in partnership with customers, as well as offers support and updates to ensure products continue to meet stringent operational requirements.
A comprehensive programme that complies with Aeronautical Data Quality (ADQ) is available with the IDS aeronautical information management (AIM), and airport terrain and obstacle data management systems. The system can cover a range of features such as data collection, publication, air traffic flow management (ATFM) and collaborative decision making (CDM).
Evaluation services for aviation applications
IDS’ international network of services and support teams provides local assistance for clients, consultancy firms, and a range of professional services. This includes a flight procedure design service recognised by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), as well as ground-based validation, flight verification, risk assessments and mitigation recommendations.
Other services include communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS) performance evaluation, navigational aid (NAVAID) siting analysis, electromagnetic interference evaluation, and other airport terrain and obstacle data acquisition and chart design.
The company is becoming a leader in the new discipline of unmanned traffic management (UTM). IDS merges its expertise in static / dynamic data management and airspace management, along with its experience in datalink and small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
Drone traffic management at airports
Drones are increasingly being used across national airspace with numbers forecasted to rise in the future. A number of measures need to be taken in order to increase access for drones in low-level controlled and uncontrolled airspace while ensuring safety.
New mechanisms and traffic management methods should be introduced for the safe and efficient integration of UAS into low-altitude airspace, in addition to the evolution of existing drone capabilities and technologies. Alternative CNS infrastructures, as well as ad-hoc risk and performance-based approach regulation for drone operations, are also included.
Unmanned aircraft management systems
IDS develops basic and enhanced capabilities, in addition to multiple technologies, to implement basic UTM services, collaborate with stakeholders to validate and implement operational concepts, as well as support the management and surveillance of drone operations.
Safe integration of drone operations is critical at airports due to a number of factors. There is an increasing demand for commercial drone operators flying near airports, as well as potential drone applications that could improve airport effectiveness and efficiency, including emergency response and equipment inspections.
With an exponential increase in the number of sightings reported by pilots worldwide, a large percentage of unmanned aircraft are operated in close proximity to airports. Introducing UTM can aid airports in avoiding operational failures due to unexpected sightings.
About IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi SpA
IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi SpA has been offering consulting services for high-tech engineering projects, as well as integrated software solutions and measurement systems since 1980.
Based in Pisa, Italy, the company has more than 600 employees and consists of six divisions, namely electromagnetic engineering, air navigation, aeronautical and unmanned systems, satellite communication, security and defence, as well as railways and safety.
The company’s laboratories are equipped with research and development technologies, in addition to solutions in a wide range of areas. These include satellite antenna design to flight procedures, aeronautical stealth design, and radar systems for safety and defence applications. The laboratories also provide consultancy and specialised measuring services.
IDS has subsidiaries in the UK, Brazil, Australia, Canada and South Korea. The companies support clients such as national airforces, civil aviation authorities, military shipbuilders, aircraft manufacturers, ANSPs, and civil engineering companies.