UAV Runways and Modular Aircraft Landing Mats (ALM)
Signature offers a complete line of aircraft landing mats for use in creating temporary and semi-permanent runways for UAV applications.
The use of landing mats to construct an airfield depends on many factors, including ground conditions, the type of aircraft being deployed, the expected usage levels, and the time available to construct the airfield. Each Signature mat is manufactured in a proprietary blend of thermoplastics, making our composite matting lighter weight, easier to transport and handle, and less subject to vandalism and theft than older aluminum systems. Our systems are designed for remote use in areas where existing runway or airport infrastructure is limited or non-existent.
Use our matting systems to create temporary UAV runways, taxiway’s for all types of aircraft, and parking apron extensions to increase parking at a facility. Our products can literally be used to expand an airfields capability (Maximum on Ground capabilities – MOG) by providing additional maneuvering area.
Products Available for This Application:
DuraDeck Matting – Signature’s lightweight runway matting option, suitable for lighter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and drones. DuraDeck is easily deployable, compactly packaged, economical, and is ideal for remote use. DuraDeck comes in 4ft x 8ft, 3ft x 8ft, 3ft x 6ft sections and may be ordered with one of three surface design patterns (smooth, pedestrian friendly and rugged traction). DuraDeck connects using metal connector plates that bolt mats together. Sections are .5” thick and weigh 86lbs per 4ft x 8ft module.
MegaDeck HD Matting – MegaDeck HD matting is Signature heaviest duty runway matting option. It is ideal for longer duration projects where a heavy duty matting option is required. MegaDeck HD is ideal for softer soil conditions and incorporates an overlap/underlap connection system that provides additional strength and prevents mud migration from below. Each MegaDeck HD mat is 7.5ft x 14ft and interconnects using Signature’s proprietary locking mechanism, providing incredible strength while aiding rapid landing mat deployment easy. MegaDeck HD is 4 inches thick and is designed to handle softer and more difficult ground conditions, while remaining easy to install, store, transport, and remove.