PAMS Alarm Management System
PAMS is a Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) product that is designed to provide centralised monitoring of the alarm status of a variety of ground based electronic equipment and systems used around an airfield, ranging from communications and navigation equipment, to power supplies and meteorological devices.
In the event of an operational system developing a fault, an alarm condition is triggered on the PAMS Site System and this is displayed at one or more locations. All alarm statuses are available to engineering and typically a defined, more critical subset is made available to Air Traffic Control (ATC) operators. This allows minor alerts and degraded states to be acted upon by engineering staff without impacting on the ATC operations.
Group Alarm Server
PAMS Group Alarm Server provides a supervisory system for multiple PAMS Site Systems so that a central overview of several airports or airfields can be presented. Group Alarm Server provides an overview display of the status of all monitored sites and the ability to view the full status display of any individual site. Group Alarm Server also consolidates all alarm status event data making it possible to view and analyse alarm history over any period.