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Towards Higher-Level Services of an Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems (A-SMGCS)

Jakobi, Jörn and Teotino, Daniele and Montebello, Philippe (2010) Towards Higher-Level Services of an Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems (A-SMGCS). Air Traffic Control Quarterly, Volume 18 (Number 2), pp. 143-176. Air Traffic Control Association Institute, Inc.. ISSN 1064-3818.

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The high number of runway incursions and weather dependent airport throughput occurrences has led to the development of an Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS). A-SMGCS’s basic levels 1 and 2 support tower air traffic controllers through the provision of a weather independent complete traffic situation and a basic runway safety net. Level 1 and 2 are already validated and operational at nearly 20 European airports. Instead of the higher-level services of an A-SMGCS, such as routing, departure management (DMAN), clearance conformance monitoring, data link communication (TAXI-CPDLC), and onboard guidance are not fully developed so far. The A-SMGCS manual (ICAO, 2004) describes operational, functional and performance requirements for all services but for the higher-level services they are rather immature or nonexistent. Therefore, EMMA2 (European Airport Management by A-SMGCS, part two), an Integrated Project of the 6th European framework programme, was launched in 2006. In EMMA2 a holistic A-SMGCS concept, including the higher levels, was developed. This concept describes all A-SMGCS services including detailed procedures and operational requirements. It was tested in extensive simulation and field trials at four European airports (Prague Ruzyne, Milan Malpensa, Toulouse Blagnac and Paris Charles de Gaulle), using diverse technical solutions and test platforms. The most important results and recommendations are presented in this paper.

Document Type:Article
Additional Information:Special Issue: Airport II
Title:Towards Higher-Level Services of an Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems (A-SMGCS)
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Jakobi, JörnDLR
Teotino, DanieleENAV
Montebello, PhilippeDSNA
Date:June 2010
Journal or Publication Title:Air Traffic Control Quarterly
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:Volume 18
Page Range:pp. 143-176
Edwards, Thomas A.NASA Ames Research Center
Publisher:Air Traffic Control Association Institute, Inc.
Series Name:An International Journal of Engineering and Operations
Keywords:A-SMGCS, Higher-Level, EMMA2
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:ATM and Operation
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Human Factors and Safety in Aeronautics
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Control
Deposited By: Jörn Jakobi
Deposited On:14 Dec 2010 13:43
Last Modified:26 Mar 2013 13:24

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