How WASP Works
The WASP (Wireless Airport Surveillance Platform) System offers wireless two-way communications between a series of carefully positioned video cameras that have been installed at an airport and the local network video computer (WASP-Local).
The hardware consists of the ATNIS wireless, digital fixed camera units, infrared nighttime illuminators and wireless advanced optic digital pan-tilt zoom remotely controlled cameras used to scan ramp and other areas, and a local computer server that functions as an NVR and stores the filtered images of detected events. The installation complies with GFAA Parts 139 airport operating standards.
Data from the video cameras is collected and transported by static internet IP to WASP Central where it is analyzed, stored and communicated back to the airport end-user.
At WASP Central, operators process digitally recorded images coming from the airport and record all tail numbers. These are automatically searched and verified in the FAA database for registry (N) number verification, aircraft type, airport code, time and date, whether a base or transient aircraft as well as their flight direction.
The tail numbers or other registry information can be monitored to see if they appear on the Watch List. If so, an electronic alert message is sent back to the airport. This real-time alert allows state, local or federal agencies to take immediate action.
WASP Central is dual password protected and can be accessed by airports via encrypted connection using a standard web browser. Access to the system Is controlled by the WASP airport administrator.