Eurocopter has signed an agreement with Airbus Prosky to model and certify pending construction on the grounds of Paris – Le Bourget airport by using its Exact Landing Interference Simulation Environment (ELISE) simulation technology.
The study will simulate the impact of six cranes on the localiser signal and look at the interactions between the cranes and the signal obtained by arriving aircraft.
Eurocopter Project Manager Clement Pradeau said that ELISE will help understand if there are any potential issues with the placement of the six cranes at Paris – Le Bourget.
"ELISE is the fastest and most advanced simulation software on the market and we will definitely follow the outcome and recommendations as they are critical to ensuring the safety and efficiency of our pending construction," Pradeau said.
Incorporating what is said to be one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers required for instant calculations, ELISE allows modelling all objects in 3D, while precisely projecting and analysing disturbances caused by objects on Instrument Landing System (ILS) antenna signals, allowing for safe airport operations.
Airbus ProSky CEO Paul-Franck Bijou said that the deal would allow Airbus ProSky to help Eurocopter ensure better safety at Paris – Le Bourget.
"ELISE has the highest level of 3D simulation accuracy and will allow Eurocopter to commence construction without interfering with operations in low visibility conditions," Bijou said.
ELISE also claimed to offer operational benefits including augmented runway capacity in low visibility conditions and allows using airside land.