Validation projects

Enhanced Short Term Conflict Alert (STCA)

Release: 2011

Reference: EXE-04.08.01-VP-140

Location: Lyon

Description

About the exercise

This validation exercise looked at supporting controllers in identifying possible conflicts for steady and manoeuvring aircraft in the TMA. The aim was to generate useful alerts with an adequate warning time.

Results
The enhanced STCA allowed a reduction of false alarms while the genuine alert rate and warning times are maintained or even slightly increased. This will lead to the safety of flight especially during complex operations.