The Army Airfield Automation System (AAAS) program is sponsored by the US Army Product Management for Assured Airspace Access Systems (A3S) and equips Army ATC facilities worldwide with IDS5 and associated software interfaces. AAAS consolidates monitoring, control and information management functions within an ATC facility.
Upon selection, SAI began supplying turnkey IDS5 networks and services to equip all A3S identified Army Airfield (AAF) fixed base facilities. Under the AAAS program, SAI supplied IDS5 products and services to 55+ AAFs with fixed base facilities. Follow-on contract awards/modifications for SAI's IDS5 Digital Automated Terminal Information Service (DATIS) systems at 30 locations occurred. On-going AAAS and DATIS support and engineering services provided by SAI personnel for all fielded systems continues.
The Most Widely Used System in the ATC and Aviation Community
With IDS5 as the core of AAAS, the Army is able to consolidate monitoring, control, and information management functions within an ATC facility. AAAS imports weather data from JET and ASOS sensors via an IDS5 Interface allowing system-wide distribution of time-critical, up-to-the-second weather data. The IDS5 Flight Data Input/Output (FDIO) Interface ensures all operating positions have aircraft movement information, general information messages, weather warnings, etc., at their fingertips.
The ability to merge ATC reference information and manually enter data into IDS5 makes AAAS one of the top three most critical systems within the ATC "toolbox."
Systems Atlanta's Army Airfield Automation System (AAAS) allows over 55 Army Airfields (AAFs) and Army Heliports (AHPs) to share aircraft movement (ground and airborne) information, range status (active vs. inactive), publications (local and Army-wide), weather information, equipment status, and other vital information needed to ensure safe operations.
Each facility has the ability to maintain their own information—such as facility checklists, recall rosters and phone numbers—all restricted from inter-facility access, providing a secure internal network of data sharing while integrating and sharing other information between facilities as required.
- Joint Environmental Toolkit (JET)
- Flight Data Input/Output (FDIO)
- Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS)
- Automated Weather Observiing System (AWOS)
- Digital Automatic Terminal Information Service (DATIS)
- Digital Range Information Service (DRIS)
- Information Display System 4 (IDS4)
- Army RADAR Approach Controls (ARAC)
- Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCTs)
- Ground Controlled Approaches (GCA)
- Airspace Information Centers (AICs)
- Base Operations (BOPS)
Because we know your operational performance hinges on the solutions that support it, Systems Atlanta provides the advanced technology as well as the expertise and training to implement according to your unique requirements.
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