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Researchers Develop Automated Tools for Monitoring Operations at Small Airports

Posted: Dec 13, 2022

University of Utah researchers combined off-the-shelf video equipment with machine learning software to develop a system for monitoring operations and small general aviation airports that lack control towers and staff to do so. These airports provide vital services such as aerial firefighting, aeromedical flights, law enforcement support, and corporate flights. To plan for future development and to assure the safety and security of these airports, aviation planners need to know the number of aircraft operations as well as the fleet mix information. The experimental system developed in the research enhances the planners' ability to gather those essential data.

Abbas Rashidi, Ph.D.
University of Utah

Automated Image-Based Aircraft Tracking and Record-Keeping for Utah Airports

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