Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS)



Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) is a non-cooperative surveillance means designed to provide round-the-clock surveillance (including in low visibility conditions) and control of aircraft, vehicles and other objects in the airport movement area (on runways and taxiways), as well as of aircraft during landing and takeoff.

The use of RVSS allows expanding the visual surveillance capabilities of airport services, providing visual information about the controlled area to ATC operators and other security services in the most natural observation format "out-the-window", as well as the "binocular" view.

RVSS is developed in accordance with EUROCAE ED-240 (Technical Requirements for Minimum Performance Characteristics for Optical Systems of Remote Airport Traffic-Control Tower) and Russian Preliminary National Standard №137-2016 (Remote Video Surveillance System. General Requirements).

RVSS is an automated solution for the following tasks:

  • ground traffic monitoring for aircraft, vehicle and other objects in the airport movement area, as well as aircraft performing landing and takeoff operations using optoelectronic surveillance systems;

  • provision of surveillance information to the controllers ensuring airport ATS;

  • registration and playback of surveillance information.

Functions and capabilities:
  • receiving video surveillance data from TV, IR and PTZ cameras installed on the airfield.

  • simultaneously operating in several surveillance modes:

         - panoramic TV view (daytime) and IR view (nighttime) under normal weather conditions in the "out-the-window" format

         - detailed view using PTZ cameras

  • monitoring of areas of artificial runways and adjacent taxiways not visible from the tower

  • monitoring of mobile objects (aircraft and vehicles) visible in the line of sight in the airport movement area

  • zoomed-in display of the selected object or sector

  • switching from one panoramic image to another

  • no-interference receipt of the same panoramic image by several operators

  • automatically adjusting the camera focus for detailed viewing using the autofocus function or custom settings

  • manual control of PTZ cameras

  • documenting and storing video surveillance data for at least 14 days and its playback on the operator's workstation display



RVSS includes:

  • set of optoelectronic surveillance means (sources)

  • set of data transmission means

  • data processing and storage system

  • ATC room means

  • set of information security means

  • technical management and control system

  • set of technical training means

  • spare parts kit

  • set of operational documentation




RVSS is installed on a mast that does not have a base (pile foundation), which is not a capital structure. The process of mast location and design approval (examination not required) along with excavation and installation works requires no more than 3 months.


In accordance with the ICAO Manual for aerodrome design, the mast structure can be made in a "breakable" design, namely, it can be easily broken, deformed or bent in the event of impact from the aircraft in order to present a minimum hazard to it. This solution provides additional options for choosing the optical-electronic surveillance equipment location on the airfield to optimize the observation parameters without existing restrictions on obstacles.

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