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Experimental system for remote airport traffic control center research

Fürstenau, Norbert and Schmidt, Markus and rudolph, Michael and Möhlenbrink, Christoph and Kaltenhäuser, Sven and Schlüßler, Emanuel (2010) Experimental system for remote airport traffic control center research. IFAC-PapersOnline.net. 11th IFAC Symposium, 31.8. 3.9.2010, Valenciennes, Frankreich.


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In this paper research is described with the long term goal of airport traffic control without the need of a real tower building, the Virtual Tower. Specifically we address the intermediate step of a Remote Airport Tower Center (RTC) for remote surveillance and control of small airports. An experimental high resolution video panorama system was developed as main HMI to replace the real far view out of the tower windows. 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. Besides the experimental system for field testing a simulation environment is described, based on a two-airport tower-simulator. It supports the design of the new work environment including safety aspects based on statistically confirmed data from reproducible simulator experiments with professional tower controllers.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/62798/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Experimental system for remote airport traffic control center research
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Fürstenau, Norbertnorbert.fuerstenau (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schmidt, Markusmarkus.schmidt (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
rudolph, Michaelmichael.rudolph (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Möhlenbrink, Christophchristoph.moehlenbrink (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kaltenhäuser, Svensven.kaltenhäuser (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schlüßler, Emanuelemanuel.schluessler (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2010
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Int. Federation Automatic Control, IFACUNSPECIFIED
Keywords:Human Machine Interface, remote airport traffic control, display, video panorama, perception, real-time simulation.
Event Title:11th IFAC Symposium
Event Location:Valenciennes, Frankreich
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:31.8. 3.9.2010
Organizer:The Universite de Valencienne et du Hainaut-Cambresis
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:28 Jan 2010 16:40
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:27

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