Oscars, a Walloon SME selected by the European Space Agency

The Walloon company Oscars, specializing in the management and valuation of companies’ geographic data, has won a contract with the European Space Agency for a demonstrator using space technologies at Hamad international airport in Qatar, reports- she does Sunday.

Satellite technologies and data supplied to the SME’s software solution are expected to improve the operations and safety of all aircraft and vehicle movements at the Qatari airport. A few months ago, ESA launched a call for projects on the “Smart Airport” theme. Oscars initially successfully carried out a feasibility study before being recently authorized to continue implementing its service concept as part of a demonstration project co-funded 50% by the Agency. spatial.

For Olivier Dubois, CEO of the Walloon company, this demonstrator can fundamentally change airside operations. Data flows from different sources (ground vehicles, catering, trucks that put fuel on board, luggage transport, etc.) will indeed be optimized. “At the heart of a complex market and a competitive sector, collaboration and data sharing between the airport, airlines and handlers will allow us to provide forecasts for aircraft departures, proactively alerting when delays will appear. By streamlining operations, we will generate productivity gains for the airport and its users, “he hopes.

The service provided by Oscars will rely on Earth observation data provided by the European Copernicus program to build a high-resolution map of the airport, and on satellite positioning information (Galileo and EGNOS) to allow precise and reliable location of all vehicles and planes on runways, parking lots, roads and maneuvering areas, details Oscars.

According to the SME, the solution it offers is not only applicable in the field of airport management but is also very easily transposable in other sectors such as mobility, transport, logistics.

Satellite technologies and data supplied to the SME’s software solution are expected to improve the operations and safety of all aircraft and vehicle movements at the Qatari airport. A few months ago, ESA launched a call for projects on the “Smart Airport” theme. Oscars initially successfully carried out a feasibility study before being recently authorized to continue implementing its service concept as part of a demonstration project co-funded 50% by the Agency. spatial. For Olivier Dubois, CEO of the Walloon company, this demonstrator can fundamentally change airside operations. Data flows from different sources (ground vehicles, catering, trucks that put fuel on board, luggage transport, etc.) will indeed be optimized. “At the heart of a complex market and a competitive sector, collaboration and data sharing between the airport, airlines and handlers will allow us to provide forecasts for aircraft departures, proactively alerting when delays will appear. By streamlining operations, we will generate productivity gains for the airport and its users, “he hopes. The service provided by Oscars will rely on Earth observation data provided by the European Copernicus program to build a high-resolution map of the airport, and on satellite positioning information (Galileo and EGNOS) to allow precise and reliable location of all vehicles and planes on runways, parking lots, roads and maneuvering areas, details Oscars. According to the SME, the solution it offers is not only applicable in the field of airport management but is also very easily transposable in other sectors such as mobility, transport, logistics.

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Oscars, a Walloon SME selected by the European Space Agency