Object detection systems

Collision-free pushback on the apron

Your Benefits

  • Prevention of collisions and accidents, resulting in reduced repair costs and downtime
  • Efficient and seamless pushback, maintenance, and maneuver towing for excellent aircraft tractor availability
  • Support and relief of the driver for safely maneuvering the aircraft
  • Detection and tracking of moving and stationary obstacles without the need for RFID tags
  • Low false alarm rate thanks to a situationally adaptive warning strategy
  • Automated fault detection and targeted maintenance thanks to self-diagnosis
  • Integrated installation wizard simplifies installation and operation


Collision-free pushback on the apron

The APS (Aircraft Protection System) driver assistance system is designed for cost-effective retrofitting on aircraft tractors. It provides a reliable warning that prevents collisions with other airport ground vehicles and the airport infrastructure to assist the driver with pushback, maintenance, and maneuver towing. The display shows all the obstacles that are in the vicinity of the aircraft. In the event that an obstacle is detected in close proximity to the aircraft, the driver receives an audible and visual warning. As a result the aircraft tractor can be stopped in a timely manner in order to avoid a collision.

At a glance
  • Visual and audible warning
  • Integrated detection of the aircraft type and realistic visualization
  • Application-specific warning strategy based on vehicle movement
  • Adjustable safety distances
  • Self-diagnostics function
  • Integrated installation wizard


Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Supply voltage24 V DC (19.2 V DC ... 28.8 V DC)
    Ambient temperature, operation–25 °C ... +50 °C
    Integrated applicationDriver assistance system for pushback, maintenance and maneuver towing at the airport
    VehiclesPushback tractors without towbar
    Monitored areaArea under the docked aircraft behind the aircraft tractor
    Warning zones3

    Audible and visual collision warning

    Maneuver assistant

    Aircraft type detection

    Scope of deliveryLMS511 2D LiDAR sensor, Mounting kit 1 for mounting the LMS511, Mounting kit 2 for adjusting the LMS511 on mounting kit 1, operator display, mounting set for operator display, Ethernet switch, Buzzer, USB stick with operating instructions, Power supply cable (female connector open) for LMS511 (20m), Connecting cables for operator display (5 m), Connecting cables for operator display (10 m), Ethernet connection cable (angled) for operator display (5 m), Power supply cable (female connector open) for Ethernet switch (10 m)
    Working range0.7 m ... 80 m
    Scanning frequency25 Hz
    Angular resolution0.25°
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