This prototype of a Traffic Situation Display (previous Surveillance Display) was developed at DLR-project TARMAC in cooperation with controllers from Zurich Unique Airport as HMI (Human Machine Interface). This TSD is used for situation coverage at the airport and it supports the ground movements and control tasks. It is a full synthetic display, that means there is no traditional radar video shown.
Therefore the objects are shown at airport topography with fitting symbols. The operational states are encoded with different colors. The position data as well as identification information about the objects are received from the Sensor Data Fusion - SDF. That sends all information which are needed for automatic labeling too. An easy to use editor for routing inputs at the topology net is also available.
The display is customizable for both, different airports and the controller needs. Besides possibilities to store different views, the TSD offers replay- equipment for logged surveillance data.
Today's version with ASDE (Airport surface detection equipment) :
Future presentation Traffic Situation Display (TSD) :