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Why Controllers Seldom Stick to the Book and How Their Commands are Predictable Nevertheless

Hoessl, Michael and Helmke, Hartmut and Gottstein, Jens (2014) Why Controllers Seldom Stick to the Book and How Their Commands are Predictable Nevertheless. 6th International Conference on Research in Air Transportation (ICRAT 2014), 2014-05-26 - 2014-05-29, Istanbul, Türkei.

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Modern air traffic approach control often uses electronic assistance systems. Routing and sequencing suggestions are issued to support the controller. To provide these systems with data about future possible system states, the Mapped Exclusion Method (MEM) has been developed. MEM enables the prediction of a set of possible controller commands from radar data. The algorithm is rule based and uses operational knowledge of the airspace to predict future ATC commands. Using the OpenStreetMap geo-information system and the interpreted programming anguage Python, a software tool was developed which even enables ATC experts without programming knowledge to model their airport’s airspace. In combination with the author's experience as commercial airline pilot, flight tracks and controller pilot communication have been analyzed and relevant findings were implemented into functional software. For an inbound flight approximately 130 different command-value combinations are possible, from which 75% can be excluded on average, while the prediction error rate can be kept below 1%.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/88889/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Why Controllers Seldom Stick to the Book and How Their Commands are Predictable Nevertheless
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Helmke, HartmutUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1939-0200UNSPECIFIED
Date:February 2014
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-8
Keywords:Arrival Management (AMAN), Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Intent Prediction; Command Prediction
Event Title:6th International Conference on Research in Air Transportation (ICRAT 2014)
Event Location:Istanbul, Türkei
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:26 May 2014
Event End Date:29 May 2014
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 - Efficient Flight Guidance (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Guidance > Controller Assistance
Deposited By: Diederich, Kerstin
Deposited On:06 May 2014 15:28
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 19:54

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