Taxi and Ramp Management And Control
From the very beginning DLR contributed directivly to the A-SMGCS (Advances Surface Movement Guidance and Control System) concepts and standardization. The TARMAC-project was the basis for the european projects DEFAMM and BETA that provided essential contributions toward managment, conception of tests as well as prototyping of subsystems. The Taxi-And-Ramp-Management-And-Control-Airborne-System (TARMAC-AS) suppports the pilot during taxiing on the airport. It combines on-board stored airport maps with directions and clearances of the air traffic control.
The system offers the following functions: