TEB Chosen To Test Auto Lighting

 - October 29, 2009, 5:37 AM

The FAA selected Teterboro (N.J.) Airport as the first U.S. airport to test a new runway-light automation system as part of an effort to improve ground safety and efficiency. Produced by Searidge Technologies of Quebec, the IntelliDar system uses thermal video sensors and computer vision technology to track the movement of aircraft on the airport surface. Information from the system is then used to automatically control portions of the runway threshold lights.