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In-field photometric measurement is a standard maintenance action performed on runways at set times. As the results of these photometric measurements often lead to a recitation of certain failed fittings, using these results as a parameter input in the ALIS System is very valuable.
The current photometrics implementation has the ability to import one or multiple FBtechnology measurement exports (in the FBtech software: File > Export for AirSide). It is also possible to create an ALIS custom format in Excel or a CSV file built with a pre-defined structure, to allow import from any in-field photometric measurement equipment. This feature also supports the association and storage of photometric images with the measurement.
As soon as you import the illumination results directly into ALIS, you will be able to use that information to create workorders based on those results. We have incorporated photometric filters that allow you to find the lights that are not compliant with your illumination standards, or you can use the built-in FAA/ICAO standards. As such, your technicians will have a digital workorder that will lead them to those exact lights that need cleaning or a refurbishment, saving you time, money, and lowering risks.
When maintenance has been performed on the measured lights, that action will be registered after the field measurement, to make sure that you don't schedule an unnecessary second rectification.
If you have the Advisories feature added to your instance, you can use the photometric rules we have already configured in the system. They will inform you when you have a certain amount of assets that are below a certain threshold. And it gets even better: ALIS has a "daily-degradation" advisory, which alerts you when your lights have been degrading faster than the reference set in the rule. This way you can be informed early if something strange is happening to your lights!
Want to see how your assets' illumination is changing over time? We've got you covered. Whenever a photometric measurement is added to an asset, you will be able to see how it relates to its previous measurements. You will also get a trending insight on the performance of your lights, so you can foresee the necessary actions in order to remain compliant with illumination standards at any time.
We have created an easy-to-use import function for the photometric measurements so everybody can do it and make the most use out of this feature.
You will need to have the Satellite view overlay feature enabled on your instance in order to use the photometric feature.