Validation projects

Complexity Assessment and Resolution

Release: 2011

Reference: EXE-04.07.01-VP-001

Location: Maastricht

Description

About the exercise

In shadow mode trials, Eurocontrol Maastricht tested a complexity prediction tool which is based on controller capabilities to solve different complex situations in the airspace, but also possible controller resolutions in the traffic prediction through continuous simulations.

Results
The used complexity metrics proved to be a reliable measure of the controllers’ workload. Combined with the use of traffic complexity predictions, this workload could be reduced considerably.