Birkmeier, Bettina and Biella, Marcus (2012) Safety net for a sectorless ATM concept. In: Proceedings of the 31st Digital Avionics Systems Conference, 4C4-1-4C4-9. Digital Avionics Systems Conference, 14.-18. Okt. 2012, Williamsburg, VA, USA. ISBN 978-1-4673-1698-9.
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Today air traffic management divides the airspace into sectors. Controllers are responsible for one of these sectors and all the air traffic within. In a sectorless air traffic management concept the airspace is no longer divided into sectors but regarded as one piece. Controllers are assigned individual aircraft which they are responsible for from their entry into the airspace to their exit. This implies that the controllers have to manage flights which are not in the same geographic region but can be anywhere in the airspace and hence also in different traffic situations. Such a change of concept influences the way controllers work and calls for different support tools. Naturally, the question of safety arises with regard to standard operations as well as special situations. This discussion paper investigates the different safety aspects relevant in a sectorless concept. It highlights the differences between a conventional sectored and the proposed sectorless approach. We argue that most elements of the current safety net in air traffic management can also be applied to a sectorless air traffic management concept. Additional safety net elements are proposed together with examples of their application.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)|
|Title:||Safety net for a sectorless ATM concept|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Proceedings of the 31st Digital Avionics Systems Conference|
|Keywords:||ATM concept; sectorless ATM concept; safety net|
|Event Title:||Digital Avionics Systems Conference|
|Event Location:||Williamsburg, VA, USA|
|Event Type:||international Conference|
|Event Dates:||14.-18. Okt. 2012|
|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 - Effiziente Flugführung und Flugbetrieb (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Flight Control > Pilot Assistance|
|Deposited By:||Bettina Birkmeier|
|Deposited On:||20 Apr 2012 16:37|
|Last Modified:||10 Dec 2012 13:55|
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