College of Aviation

Visual Guidance Remote Airport Lighting Systems

visual-guidance, Daytona Beach, Embry-Riddle


This project aims at developing low-cost/ low-power lighting systems that can be deployed at remote airports. Lighting at rural airports is much needed as they give communities they serve a transportation link during time-critical situations such as emergency medical services. However, those communities may not have sufficient infrastructure to provide reliable low cost power for lighting. A low cost lighting system will improve the community safety during times of both normal and critical operations. Thus, the RALS project tends to provide low cost / low power lights at remote airports to allow safe operation during hours of darkness.


Christopher Grant Dr. Christopher D. Grant PE

Professor, Associate Dean of COE

and Civil Engineering

Prior to his post as the associate dean of the college of engineering, Dr. Grant was a professor of Civil Engineering. He has extensive experience with transportation and airport performance optimization.

Jianhua Liu Dr. Jianhua Liu

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Liu performs research in sensor array processing, digital signal processing for wireless communications, sense and avoid based on radar and image processing and also has interests in applying various electrical systems in electric ground and air vehicles. He teaches courses in signals and systems, digital signal processing, electronic devices and circuits.

Stuart Campbell Stuart Campbell

Assistant Professor

Aeronautical Science

Stuart Campbell is an Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science at Embry Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus.

Nickolas Macchiarella Dr. Nickolas Macchiarella

Chair, Aeronautical Science

Aeronautical Science

Dr. Nickolas Macchiarella is a Chair of Aeronautical Science as Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Tom Misek Tom Misek

Undergraduate Student

Civil Engineering