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bailey_uk

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ADS-B Discussed on Discovery Documentary (UPS Delivery)
« on: August 02, 2008, 08:48:32 AM »
The other day I watched a very interesting documentary on Dicovery Channel about UPS and its Worldport HUB.

Its enormous, bigger than the adjacent Louisville International Airport's passenger terminal, and an upcoming $1 billion expansion will make it even bigger.

The amount of airtraffic in and out of this aiport each day is crazy, and so there was a 5 minute discussion about how they use state of the art ADS-B technology to keep a track of their aircraft and to minimise the chance of collision.


Worth watching, I think its part of the Dicovery Channels 'Mega Factories' series.

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Re: ADS-B Discussed on Discovery Documentary (UPS Delivery)
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2008, 01:33:11 AM »
Damn, I wanted to watch that & forgot it was on! Oh well will just have to wait for the repeat.

Sky + is only as good as the person programming it I Say.

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Re: ADS-B Discussed on Discovery Documentary (UPS Delivery)
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2008, 08:55:28 AM »
Is this the programme?


DOCUMENTARY: How Do They Do It?
On: Discovery (520)   
Date: Saturday 16th August 2008 (starting in 12 days)
Time: 08:30 to 09:00 (30 minutes long)

UPS/Coal.
Discover how millions of packages are delivered between continents in less than 24 hours and how enough coal is mined to feed the world's hunger for electric power.
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Excerpt taken from DigiGuide - the world's best TV guide available from http://www.getdigiguide.com/?p=1&r=23951

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Re: ADS-B Discussed on Discovery Documentary (UPS Delivery)
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2008, 09:03:45 AM »
Hmm, id say its a 15 minute version of what I saw which was on for a full hour, and was purely about the UPS system, nothing else like coal mining etc.

Random thought here, but there is a USB port in the back of a Sky+ box - does that enable you to transfer what recordings you have in your planner, to a PC?
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Re: ADS-B Discussed on Discovery Documentary (UPS Delivery)
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2008, 09:38:11 AM »
they use state of the art ADS-B technology to keep a track of their aircraft and to minimise the chance of collision.
Aren't you confusing ADS-B with TCAS ?  Aircraft without ADS-B are at no more risk of colliding than aircraft with.

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Re: ADS-B Discussed on Discovery Documentary (UPS Delivery)
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2008, 09:46:05 AM »
National Geographic Channel

Megafactories - UPS Worldport -

http://natgeochannel.co.uk/programmes/megafactories/videos/ups-worldport

Next transmission:-

Monday 18/8 9.00pm Sky Ch527 NATG1

Hope that helps.

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Re: ADS-B Discussed on Discovery Documentary (UPS Delivery)
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2008, 09:46:24 AM »
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Random thought here, but there is a USB port in the back of a Sky+ box - does that enable you to transfer what recordings you have in your planner, to a PC?

Hi Bailey, in response to what you asked above, there is a usb port on the back on my Sky + box, however when you plug anything into it nothing happens. According to Sky  this is for future developments with the Sky + feature.

Shame though as this would be handy.

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Re: ADS-B Discussed on Discovery Documentary (UPS Delivery)
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2008, 09:55:19 AM »
bailey_uk, I can't find this on Discovery.  Could it have been on National Geographic?


DOCUMENTARY: Megafactories
On: National Geographic HD (543)   
Date: Saturday 23rd August 2008 (starting in 19 days)
Time: 00:00 to 01:00 (1 hour long)

Ups.
A high-tech flight-simulation training hub complete with a meteorology centre, combined with the eighth largest airline fleet in the world. What for? Mail delivery of course!
(New, Widescreen, High Definition, Dolby Digital 5.1, 2006)
Excerpt taken from DigiGuide - the world's best TV guide available from http://www.getdigiguide.com/?p=1&r=23951


And no, the USB port on a Sky+ (or Sky+HD) box isn't active.

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Re: ADS-B Discussed on Discovery Documentary (UPS Delivery)
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2008, 11:08:49 AM »
they use state of the art ADS-B technology to keep a track of their aircraft and to minimise the chance of collision.
Aren't you confusing ADS-B with TCAS ?  Aircraft without ADS-B are at no more risk of colliding than aircraft with.

Dave

No confusion UPS are using ADS-B for flow control into Louisville Ky.

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_generic.jsp?channel=comm&id=news/aw110606p1.xml&headline=UPS%20Pioneers%20ADS-B

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Re: ADS-B Discussed on Discovery Documentary (UPS Delivery)
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2008, 05:24:32 PM »
Terbat - Yes thats the one! National Geographic it was - I get all those chanels mixed up!
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Re: ADS-B Discussed on Discovery Documentary (UPS Delivery)
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2008, 05:28:33 PM »
Steve - Ah yeh thats a shame, as I have it on my Sky+ box now saved, and could of uploaded it somehow!
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Re: ADS-B Discussed on Discovery Documentary (UPS Delivery)
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2008, 08:13:15 PM »
If you have a DVD recorder connected to your Sky+ box, you can Copy the program to DVD.  Then you would need to put the DVD into you PC and "rip" it to get a movie file. Then you would have to compress this to make it a reasonable size to upload it.

It can be done, but it depends how long you've got :-)

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Re: ADS-B Discussed on Discovery Documentary (UPS Delivery)
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2008, 09:01:46 PM »
Hehe I think you folks are going to have to wait until 18th August then!

Worth watching, its awe inspiring to see a business run so smoothly under such high volumes.
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Re: ADS-B Discussed on Discovery Documentary (UPS Delivery)
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2008, 10:19:19 AM »
Another good program to watch will be "Britain from Above" starting on Sunday 10 August at 2100 on BBC One.  There is currently a link to the trailer on the BBC News Website front page - it's actually in the Technology section if the link has gone.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7539529.stm

This program uses RadarBox Network XML data to show the flow of air traffic.  Hopefully, it won't be one of those "blink and you miss it" type bits!

Below, link to the main site:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/britainfromabove/



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Re: ADS-B Discussed on Discovery Documentary (UPS Delivery)
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2008, 04:46:09 PM »
they use state of the art ADS-B technology to keep a track of their aircraft and to minimise the chance of collision.
Aren't you confusing ADS-B with TCAS ?  Aircraft without ADS-B are at no more risk of colliding than aircraft with.

Dave

No confusion UPS are using ADS-B for flow control into Louisville Ky.

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_generic.jsp?channel=comm&id=news/aw110606p1.xml&headline=UPS%20Pioneers%20ADS-B

No argument there - it was just the original statement about ADS-B being used "to minimise the chance of a collision" that sounded rather odd.

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