In August of 2008 a survey was performed at Cross Keys Airport in New Jersey prior to the installation of a new airfield beacon. Based on the data collected in the survey the best location for the beacon was chosen. The survey focused on airfield infrastructure and nearby trees which could interrupt line of site to the beacon for pilots. Also, the survey equipment has the ability to expedite the laying of lighting patterns by calculating a grid based on a line and signaling the user as to where to move. In addition to survey and mapping, CEAT has engineered a device to record data during experiments. This device collects and synchronizes data from multiple sources, including audio, video, and GPS. The data can then be replayed such that the coordinates taken by the GPS are available alongside all of the video and voice recordings.
On November 4, 2010, CEAT and the Institute of Aviation at the University of Illinois performed a successful test flight of the Visual Guidance Data Logging System, taking off from Willard Airport and following a predetermined GPS approach path used in low-visibility scenarios. The path followed and data points logged are viewable in the embedded kml below this text. You may need to install the Google Earth Plugin.