UK air traffic service provider NATS experiments AI at Heathrow to recover up to 20% of lost capacity due to bad weather. The AI system called Aimee can analyse 50,000 arrivals to assist air traffic controllers and advise when aircrafts have cleared the runway.
According to Searidge, Aimee, can overcome environmental challenges common to AI applications at airports, such as camera vibration and sensor shaking in mast installations. The neural network provides excellent probability of detection in all environmental and weather conditions, aircraft occlusion resolution, classification of detected objects, including easily distinguishing between stationary aircraft and vehicles, and detection of aircraft that are only partially visible in the video sensor field of view. […]