PolarSat Inc., a provider of the full mesh hubless VSAT modem and BAY-SAT Engineering and Technologie GmbH of Germany, will supply PolarSat’s StreamView® Open Network Management System (NMS) to the Sudan Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA).
The NMS was specifically designed for providing overview and control in Air Traffic Control (ATC) communication networks, incorporating transparent management of different communication networks, such as VSAT, VHF radio and Terrestrial Fiber, on the same platform.
The NMS upgrade combines the view to all elements of SCAA’s total traffic control communications network, that represents a strategic element within their vision to provide highly reliable IP based Air Traffic Control system.
“This step shows the BAY-SAT commitment to provide industry leading ATC IP technology solutions for this very important ATC customer, and builds on BAY-SAT’s proven track record in the ATC market. Combined with the ATC technical solution partner PolarSat, we provide our customers with ongoing improvements to their in-service Air Traffic Control (ATC) communication networks,” said Joachim H.-Kaiser, CEO of BAY-SAT.
The PolarSat NMS conforms to the ICAO performance based communications concept. With industry standard Key Performance Indicators built into the system the PolarSat NMS drives continuous performance improvements to the overall network operation and performance. Automating tracking and reporting of Uptime, Throughput, Latency, and Mean time to resolve critical issues brings a new level of insight into the performance of the network and quantify how much operational changes improve KPI performance.
“The Civil Aviation Authority of Sudan is happy with the excellent collaboration with the BAY-SAT/PolarSat team that has led to taking the next step to continue to drive overall performance ATC improvements”, said Mr. Elemam Ahmed Khedir, leading Manager from SCAA’s Systems and Maintenance Engineering Department. The Sudan NMS is an open architecture that incorporates all of the main communications equipment including RF, Modems, Multipliers, Routers, and Switches contained in both the VSAT and Terrestrial network.
The NMS monitors and controls both the active elements as well as providing on going monitoring of backup units. This allows the network operator to recognize a problem with a back up system before it is called into service in the event of a failure of the main system. In addition, the NMS provides a complete configuration control and inventory of the all system elements, thus providing automatic hardware and software version tracking.