ROWS: Runway Occupancy Warning System

Runway Occupancy Warning System (ROWS) is testing the capability of a suite of Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) sensors to detect and track aircraft and vehicles in an airport movement area. ROWS aims to prove the technological capability of a very low cost solution set that may be deployable to sites that cannot support a business case for Low Cost Ground Surveillance (LCGS). The ROWS program will evaluate the viability of using COTS sensors in a combined platform to detect and track aircraft or vehicles as well as to provide audible and/or visual warnings to pilots or controllers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Runway Incursion and Safety Portfolio Team


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
    Washington, DC    20024
  • Project Managers:

    Timmons, Wes

  • Principal Investigators:

    Higginbotham, Robert

  • Start Date: 20120510
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30644

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01465281
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:57PM