Recording and Replay Systems for Air Traffic Control (ATC)
Ricochet AS was acquired by Jotron AS in 2012, and forms part of the ATC and Coastal Communication Division. The Ricochet Recorder technology is guarded as world-leading for synchronised real-time stream and event recording and replay within ATC. The product has been designed and continuously developed to meet the specific demands of ATM environments worldwide and is fully compliant with national and international standards.
The Ricochet software modules can be assembled in a multitude of combinations. Ricochet software, coupled with COTS hardware, enables Jotron to deliver a state-of-the-art recording system for use in all ATC/ATM relations.
This unique recording solution captures, replays and analyses all data. It delivers an overview of the total scenario when reconstruction of an incident is imperative.
Currently, approximately 50% of the airspace of the southern hemisphere is recorded by Ricochet.
SYNCHRONISED DIGITAL RECORDER AND REPLAY SYSTEM FOR ATC
FLEXIBLE RECORDER FOR ALL SIZES OF ATC SYSTEMS
Ricochet is a flexible recorder solution for all sizes of ATC systems. Ricochet is in use at airports within Air Traffic Control (ATC), Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Communications, Navigation and Surveillance systems (CNS). Area Control Centres (ACC), Air Traffic Control Centres (ATCC), and remote, virtual and digital tower systems also use the Ricochet recording and replay system.
FROM SIMPLE ATC AUDIO RECORDING TO REGIONAL AND NATIONWIDE ATC RECORDING SYSTEMS
Ricochet is used in both towers for simple ATC audio recording and large regional and nationwide ATC recording systems. These systems can handle hundreds of surveillance channels, thousands of screen / video channels and tens of thousands of audio channels. All data is gathered in one system and the channels are synchronised when replayed.
A nationwide recording system could consist of hundreds of smaller local recorders, interconnected to make a nationwide system with distributed recording and centralised replay. Alternatively, regional recording system forms interconnected clusters into nationwide system with centralised synchronised replay.
RECORDING OF MILITARY ATC SYSTEMS
Ricochet also records large amounts of data from military ATC systems. Ricochet meets both nationwide cyber security and military requirements.
SCALABLE SOFTWARE COMPLIANT WITH NEW REQUIREMENTS AND STANDARDS
The Ricochet digital recording system runs both on COTS hardware and on a virtual platform (virtualized recording system) with the same precision and performance. The Ricochet recording system is a flexible and scalable software solution that constantly adapts to the changes in worldwide and national requirements and standards.