Test drives with the mobile sensor MARWIS at Eindhoven Airport, NL
In January 2019, Eindhoven Airport suffered from heavy snowfalls. But thanks to the Dutch Air Force, the runway is kept usable with the help of our mobile road sensor MARWIS. Although the sensor is still in the test phase, it has delivered satisfactory results so far.
The ground crew checks the friction of the runway every half hour. If it is sufficient, the runway can be used normally and there is no need to pause take-offs and landings. A video report about the project can be found on the website of "The Algemeen Dagblad" or "AD" - a Dutch newspaper based in Rotterdam:
MARWIS - Mobile Advanced Road Weather Information Sensor
MARWIS is the first road and runway weather sensor detecting road conditions, temperatures, friction and other parameters mobile and in real time from driving vehicles.
MARWIS is the first road and runway weather sensor detecting road conditions, temperatures, friction and other parameters mobile in real time for vehicles.
- Road condition (dry, moist, wet, ice, snow, slush, chemically wet), road surface temperature, ambient temperature, water film height up to 6mm, dew point temperature, relative humidity, ice percentage, friction (calculated)
- Optical LED transmitters, photo receivers, pyrometer, infrared
- Mobile, plug and play, 100 measurements per second with max. output rate of 10Hz, multifunctional, real time thermal mapping, wireless data transfer
- Bluetooth, RS485, CAN-Bus