Aviation

Applications

  • Approach procedures with vertical guidance either as a primary approach or a back-up precision approach
  • Performance based Navigation (PBN)

Benefits

  • Enhanced landing guidance for free to any user air-carrier equipped with SBAS-enabled GPS receiver.
  • Enhanced Navigation
  • Reducing time that planes/rotorcraft are unable to take-off or land due to poor visibility
  • Reduced costs of landing incidents, of delays and cancellations.  Benefits opening up airports to additional carriers. Wider benefits of increased business and visitor tourism, regeneration and business investment
  • Reduced accidents (CFIT)
  • Operating cost savings
  • Travel time savings (DDC & improved route efficiency)
  • Regional economic development (increasing flights into regional airports)

Case Studies

  • Mid- size airport
  • Airline operator
  • Business aviation user
  • Improving Standards in Aviation Safety (see media/downloads section to download)

Maritime

Applications

  • Ocean navigation
  • Coastal navigation
  • Port access and port operations
  • Vessel tracking and management
  • Fishery and fishery protection
  • Leisure marine – cruising and racing
  • Search and rescue
  • Ocean resource management

Benefits

  • Reduced groundings and collisions
  • More efficient, safer course making
  • Enhanced vessel traffic management enabling reduced congestion/ increased capacity
  • More effective, less dangerous search and rescue
  • Potential reduction in replacement of expensive terrestrial navigation aids

Case Studies

  • Constrained difficult coastal passage (TBC)
  • Constrained congested port access channel (TBC)
  • Vessel tracking and management system (TBC)
  • Fishery (TBC)
  • Racing (TBC)
  • Search and rescue (TBC)

Agriculture

Applications

  • Improved Tractor Guidance
  • Better targets Variable Rate Application
  • More accurate Yield Monitoring
  • Livestock and other farm asset tracking
  • Soil and crop monitoring

Benefits

  • Reduced environmental impact from over-spraying
  • Reduced costs as a result of improved use of precision agriculture
  • early/targeted action – soil quality, crop yield, disease, drought
  • Increased productivity through more efficient use of equipment
  • Increased yield through improved crop management - cereal crops, viticulture for example

Case Studies

  • Mid-size wheat co-operative (TBC)
  • Mid-size maize co-operative (TBC)
  • Viticulture (TBC)
  • UAV applications (TBC)

Rail Transport

Applications

  • Asset Management
  • Passenger Information systems on-board trains
  • Command & Control systems for trains
  • Traffic management and Signalling
  • Automated track surveys and inspections
  • Time synchronisation of communication systems

Benefits

  • Increased capacity and efficiency
  • Avoids replacement of expensive signalling infrastructure
  • Dependable schedules
  • Improved safety - prevention of collisions, derailments, work zone incursions etc.

Case Studies

  • Rail traffic management system (RTMS)     (TBC)
  • Train control system (TCS)             (TBC)
  • INTEGRAIL system               (TBC)
  • Transnet freight rail       (TBC)

Road Transport

Applications

  • Fleet Management and Vehicle Tracking
  • Traffic Management
  • Intelligent vehicle safety systems
  • Pay as you go insurance
  • Automated emergency response (eCall)
  • Road Navigation
  • Electronic Tolling Services

Benefits

  • Envisaged to help overcome the problems of rising congestion, pollution, fuel- costs and insurance costs.
  • Improved efficiency and capacity of road freight services.
  • Faster, more efficient emergency services.
  • Improved traffic management and reduced congestion.

Case Studies

  • SANRAL – Etoll        (TBC)
  • ITS Freeway Management Project for Gauteng        (TBC)
  • i-TRAFFIC          (TBC)
  • eCall         (TBC)
  • The European electronic toll service        (TBC)

Geomatics

Applications

  • Cadastral surveying
  • Construction surveying
  • Mapping

Benefits

  • Accurate measurements
  • Better enforcement of land ownership laws

Case Studies (TBC)