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Webinar: Military Airfield Lighting Trailer for Temporary Operations

Watch  S4GA webinar and learn about Military Airfield Lighting Trailer.

The webinar is dedicated to S4GA solution for emergency and temporary operations at military bases – Portable Airfield Lighting System in a Trailer. During the webinar we introduce features of AGL system. Special attention is given also to a unique product that S4GA engineers designed for military customers – a portable WIRED airfield lighting system.

As you will see S4GA Airfield Lighting Trailer is a perfect solution for military airbases looking for a reliable, mobile runway lighting systems. It allows for easy and rapid illumination of temporary airfields, reserve airfield, and minimum operating strips. The Trailer complies with appropriate military environmental specifications. It is made of high-quality materials and can withstand repeated handling and transportation. S4GA Trailer accommodates a complete set of lights for illumination up to 2500 m runways in accordance with ICAO, FAA, NATO, EASA requirements.

Currently S4GA Military trailer is successfully used by one of the biggest Airforces in the World –  German Air Forces, Argentine Air Forces.

Webinar was hosted by Mr Dmytro Kuczeruk – S4GA Business Development Manager.

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Questions and Answers

Q1: Does the trailer come with the Control & Monitoring Unit and ALCMS? A1: The Control and Monitoring Unit and ALCMS are the optional items that can be added to the trailer depending on the customer requirements. The standard option for activation is a Handheld Controller, but if customer requires trailer that is compliant with NATO, STANAG requirements, then you need to get a trailer with a UR-201 control unit, because it allows for VHF activation.
Q2: How does it communicate with each light?  A2: It communicates with each light using our S4GA Mesh radio network.
Q3: What is the standard Lux level requested on the runway? A3: The standard light output for NATO depends on the system. If you are using system for IFR application, you require approach lights, unidirectional type of 5000 candelas and runway edge lights of 250 candelas.

S4GA portable lights emit four times more photometrical output that is required by NATO.  

Q4: Can these lights connect with solar engine? A4: Portable lights can be easily converted into solar lights and be installed permanently on the runway.
Q5: Can portable trailer lights be also powered by solar panel? A5: Yes, they can be powered by the solar panel. However there is no place in trailer for the “solar upgrade” – you would need to supply another trailer to store it.
Q6: Is the light frangible? A6: The light is portable, therefore its frangibility is not required.
Q7: Is there any calibration for PAPI system and photometric test? A7: The PAPI system is calibrated locally, onsite. The photometrical test is done in the laboratory conditions.
Q8: Is there any analysis done for the life span of LED lights, as per manufacture recommendations and variances in the field due to the weather conditions? A8: The LED itself operates at least 100 000 hours and if you operate them in a less favourable conditions then the lifespan can decrease to 60-70 000 hours. The lifespan of the light itself is around 15 years.
Q9: How photometrical testing is done?  A9:  Each light in S4GA is tested by accredited laboratory and we have a certificates that proof photometric output.
Q10: How many lights can be monitored by ALCMS? A10: ALCMS can monitor up to 10 000 lights.
Q11: What happens if aircraft collide with the lights and they are not frangible? A11: If an aircraft collide with the lights and they are not frangible, the light will be just moved away.
Q12: For 230 V generated by supply kit is this value constant? What if we have a long distance around all runway? A12: This would require a little bit longer conversation, so please do not hesitate to contact us.

The 230 V is dropping with the distance, but our transformers work in a range of 85 volts to 230 volts AC, so regardless of the voltage drop, they would still supply lights with a required amount of energy. 

Q13: Is PAPI calibrated at three degree approach as a standard? A13: The PAPI is calibrated at three degree approach. What you need to supply for PAPI to be correctly seen by pilots is a levelled surface on your runway. As long the surface of the PAPI is levelled, it will provide a three degree approach angle.
Q14: Does the light network can be controlled with more than one ALCMS unit? A14: Yes, you have just one ALCMS for the whole system, but you can have more controllers, that can simultaneously control the lights. 
Q15: How can we change the approach slope and how we can make sure that the pilot understands the right level of the runway? Q15: The approach slope is changed by calibrating the PAPI. If the calibration is correct, then pilot shall be on the right glide slope.
Q16: What is the lifespan for the solar light panel? How feasible is to change the panel onsite? A16: The lifespan of the solar panel itself is twelve years. You can change solar panel onsite, it’s not a problem.
Q17: Are you providing also VASI lights? A17: No, we are providing PAPI lights, both LED and halogen.
Q18: Could the kit generator and power bank present for air navigation, be an obstacle or danger during a failed landing or take-off? A18: No, it couldn’t – the generator and the power bank are located on the special distance, so you can locate them even 200 meters from the runway.


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