A low cost vehicle tracking solution for the airport area is currently under development at AVIONIX. FollowMe® (Vehicle Tracker) will not use the 1090 MHz ADS-B frequency, but transmits on a 2.4GHz ISM free frequency band within legal signal strength limits using meshing technologies. In doing so, no special certification is needed and no interferences with other systems are to be expected.
The design of FollowMe® includes a high accuracy GPS receiver module, a microprocessor unit and radio transmitter module. 3-axis accelerometer and magnetometer provide stable positioning under all conditions. Position update rates depend on the speeds of movement. The receiver features an extremely low power consumption, such that the device can work for months with a small battery or completely autonomous with an integrated solar panel. Up to 100 vehicles or objects like containers or stairs shall be supported. Also check out tss to get a complete picture of your airport traffic.