• SJU reference # PJ.10-W2-96 UPMS /Release 10
  • Stakeholders
  • Benefits Capacity
    Operational efficiency
  • Status In the pipeline


This Solution was formerly part of PJ.16-04

The controller working position (CWP) provides all the tools needed by a controller to manage the airspace and communicate with airspace users. An intuitive human machine interface (HMI) makes these operations easier and can help to minimise the workload and mental strain on controllers, especially when managing high traffic density or complex operations.

The manual process of configuring the HMI of their workstation by controllers when starting their shift or when there is a change in airspace configuration (e.g. re-sectorisation) is a time consuming process, usually at a time of high workload and stress. As a result, there are a disproportionate number of safety incidents reported during this configuration process. SESAR research is developing an automated process that enables an individual controller’s HMI preferences to be stored for a variety of roles and reloaded when the controller identifies themselves to the system.

The candidate solution comprises an authentication system that allows controllers to identify themselves, a profile configuration system or software environment that enables controllers to define individual profiles, and automatic predefined profile coupling designed to minimise controller input.

The concept consists of two main packages: Development of an ‘identification (authentication) system’ and ‘UPMS configuration system’. The research is ready to be moved to industrialisation in Wave 2.


Increased capacity

Enhanced safety

Increased productivity