NAL licences Drishti transmissometer for aviation, airport safety to CEL

New Delhi: National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bangalore, which is a part of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has transferred the technology of ‘Drishti’ transmissometer to Central Electronics Limited (CEL).

‘Drishti’ is a cost-effective visibility measuring system, useful for airport operations and gives information to pilots on the visibility level of runways. As mandatory equipment under the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a transmissometer is required for safe landing and take-off operations at airports.

“Till date, we have produced 104 such systems and provided successful operations at various airports. Out of 104 transmissometers, 50 have been installed at civil airports and 54 at military airports,” said Dr Jitendra J Jadhav, Director, NAL.

The Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi has 13 Drishti systems operational at three runways. It is capable of handling both low and high visibility accurately. 


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