The scope of the Airport Systems Work Package encompasses all Research & Development activities to define, design, specify and validate the Airport Systems needed to support the SESAR ATM target concept. It also addresses system/technical aspects such as functional and technical architecture, technical performance & safety requirements, technical interoperability requirements, associated specifications, models/simulation platforms and prototypes, technical validation and the development of inputs/proposals to technical standards groups.
WP 12 will undertake technical developments and validation/verification, providing the ground-based system support to the new concepts, procedures and practices described by WP 6.
The technical development, prototyping and verification activities undertaken by WP 12 will contribute to the ATM Master Plan achievement by ensuring that the safety, capacity, efficiency and environmental benefits of WP 6 are fully realised in a cost effective manner, using mature and harmonised systems.
The objectives of WP 12 are to:
- Support collaborative airport planning, including decision support and sequencing tools, meteorological observation and forecasting systems, all of which will be Integrated into an Airport Operations Centre (which will also be developed by WP 12);
- Improve airport surface management, including advanced surveillance techniques, ground-based safety nets, ground-based routing and guidance systems as well as sequencing tools (e.g. SMAN and integrated AMAN/DMAN);
- Define and develop new runway management tools and systems supporting the dynamic application of wake vortex separations (i.e. wake vortex detection and prediction systems). Improved ground-based safety nets to detect runway incursions and prevent collisions will also be developed;
- Define and develop the technical systems associated with the ‘remote and virtual’ towers, which will include appropriate surveillance systems.
All of these developments will be brought together so that they support the controller in his tasks by the prototyping of an advanced controller working position (i.e. the iCWP), through which a set of basic HMI principles will be established.
WP 12 is further organised into 29 projects:
SWP 12.0 Global Co-ordination and Management
SWP 12.1 Overall Airport Systems Specification
P 12.1.7 Airport Systems Specification drafting and maintenance
P 12.1.9 ATC Systems Supervision
SWP 12.2 Runway Management
P 12.2.1 Runway Management tools
P 12.2.2 Runway Wake Vortex Detection, Prediction and decision support tools
SWP 12.3 Surface Management
P 12.3.1 Improved surveillance for surface management
P 12.3.2 Enhanced Surface Safety Nets
P 12.3.3 Enhanced Surface Routing
P 12.3.4 Enhanced Surface Guidance
P 12.3.5 Enhanced Sequencing Tools
SWP 12.4 Tower Management and ATC
P 12.4.1 Baseline for airport controller tools
P 12.4.3 Enhanced FDPs at airports
P 12.4.4 Integration of Departure Management and Surface Management
P 12.4.6 Remotely Operated Tower Technology Enablers
P 12.4.7 Remotely Operated Tower Multiple Controlled Airports with Integrated Working Position
P 12.4.8 Remotely Operated Tower Technology used for Contingency and Enhanced Local Operations
P 12.4.9 3D Modelling for remote tower operations
P 12.4.10 Remotely Operated Tower Computer Augmented Dynamic Vision
SWP 12.5 Controller Working Position
P 12.5.2 Airport Safety Nets and wind-shear detection and alert for Controllers
P 12.5.3 Enhance Controller Tools to manage all aspects of 4D trajectories
P 12.5.4 Integrated Tower Working Position (iCWP) Design, Specification Prototyping and Test/Validation
P 12.5.5 iCWP Usability and Human Factors Engineering
P 12.5.7 Performance Based, Monitoring and Decision Support within the HMI of the iCWP
SWP 12.6 Airport CDM and Collaborative Planning
P 12.6.2 The Airport Operations Plan (AOP), decision support tools and conflict detection tools to be integrated in APOC for managing the overall performance of the airport
P 12.6.3 Enhanced MET-systems with CDM
P 12.6.7 AMAN, SMAN and DMAN fully integrated into CDM processes
P 12.6.8 Introduction of the UDPP and collaborative departure sequence
P 12.6.9 Integration of CDM in the SWIM environment
SWP 12.7 Airport Performance Assessment Systems
P 12.7.3 Airport Performance Assessment and Management Support Systems
P 12.7.5 Improved weather information systems
Information to follow after the initiation phase.