Approach Lighting Systems - Research & Development
The purpose of this research is to determine if a more effective, cost efficient Approach Lighting Systems (ALS) can be developed to meet the increasing need at airports.
This effort includes:
The data will be used in developing a performance specification for an ALS having reduced Acquisition, Installation, and Maintenance costs while maintaining the visual cues necessary for safe operations.
New technologies such as, fiber optics, metal halide lamps, light emitting diodes, are being considered.
The Visual Guidance Program has an on-going commitment to seek out new technologies which may be applicable to airport visual aids. We encourage companies who may have such technologies to contact us.
Project Lead: Donald W. Gallagher, AAR-411