Design of High Definition and High Speed Video Tracking and Monitoring System for Approach Tower

Tracking and monitoring of the status of airplanes has been always a great challenge for the staff of the approach towers, especially in the restricted visibility conditions. In this paper, a high-definition high-speed video tracking and monitoring system has been built in which the kernel module of a fluent video display and control method has been designed. Combined with the image-recognition algorithm and the landing radar information of the approach towers, the designed system can be used to track and guide of the airplanes automatically. The real-life flight test results indicate that the designed system can provide computer-aid decision-making support for the staff of the approach towers, which shows a prospective development in the future.