The departments` work focuses on modelling and analysing the air transportation at airports. In addition to the operation and progress of fast time simulations for air traffic sequences the department is developing new methods for system-modelling and -analyses.
The key activity of the department is the design of the future air- and ground traffic management on congested airports. Especially, algorithms and operations for control, planning and guidance of arriving, departing and ground traffic are developed.
The department of pilot assistance is conducting research on methods for the cognitive automatization of on-board flight guidance functions. Its aim is the integral support of the aircrews flight guidance during all phases of a flight, "gate-to-gate".
The ATM-Simulation analyses and evaluates new concepts and technologies for air traffic management in realistic environments. For that, an integrated complex of onboard and ground simulators is used.
Fortschrittliche Konzepte und Assistenzsysteme für Piloten, Lotsen und Leitstandspersonal werden in der Abteilung Systemergonomie im Sinne der menschzentrierten Automatisierung entwickelt.
Management Services performs the central administrative and strategic tasks of the Institute. Here the organizational and methodological work is bundled for a coordinated pursue of the Institute objectives.