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Steps towards the Virtual Tower: Remote Airport Traffic Control Center (RAiCe)

Fürstenau, Norbert and Schmidt, Markus and Rudolph, Michael and Möhlenbrink, Christoph and Friedrich, Maik and Papenfuß, Anne and Kaltenhäuser, Sven (2009) Steps towards the Virtual Tower: Remote Airport Traffic Control Center (RAiCe). In: Proceedings ENRI Int. Workshop on ATM/CNS, pp. 67-76. ENRI International workshop on ATM/CNS, 5.-6-3.09, Tokyo.

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Abstract

In this paper research is described which aims at the long term goal of a Virtual Airport Tower without the need of a real tower building, however with improved functionality. Specifically we address the intermediate step of a Remote Airport Tower Center (RTC) for remote surveillance and control of small airports. Because previous work and task analyses indicated the importance of the visual information for present days controller's work procedures, an experimental high resolution video panorama system was developed as main HMI. Field tests of the reconstructed far view yield the effective visual resolution of a 180°-video panorama in agreement with the theoretical predictions. The digital video panorama provides the framework for video-see-through augmented vision by integration of additional information like weather and transponder data, and it allows for panorama replay. An integrated zoom function provides a "foveal" component by means of a remotely controlled pan-tilt zoom camera, including object tracking options, with a high resolution exceeding the human eye within an observation angle smaller than 15°. Simulation environments are under development, based on a two-airport tower-simulator and a Petri-net based computer simulation using a simplified airport microworld. They support design of the new work environment and safety analysis.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/57229/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Steps towards the Virtual Tower: Remote Airport Traffic Control Center (RAiCe)
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Fürstenau, NorbertUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schmidt, MarkusUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rudolph, MichaelUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Möhlenbrink, ChristophUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Friedrich, MaikUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Papenfuß, AnneUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kaltenhäuser, SvenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:January 2009
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings ENRI Int. Workshop on ATM/CNS
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 67-76
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Nagaoka, SakaeUNSPECIFIED
Status:Published
Keywords:virtual tower, remote tower operation, remote tower center, video panorama, augmented vision, experimental system, simulation
Event Title:ENRI International workshop on ATM/CNS
Event Location:Tokyo
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:5.-6-3.09
Organizer:Electronic Navigation Research Institute, Japan (ENRI)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:ATM and Operation (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Human Factors and Safety in Aeronautics (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Control > Systemergonomy
Deposited By: Fürstenau, Dr.phil.nat. Norbert
Deposited On:20 Apr 2009
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:23

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