Flow Monitor



Flow Monitor

Acquisition of capacity relevant parameters for approach control
 
The Flow Monitor for approach control was developed and integrated at the Frankfurt airport under contract of the German Air navigation Organisation DFS and is in operation since 1993. According to the capacity enhancement plans for the Frankfurt/Main airport new ATC systems and procedures will be implemented within the next years. The Flow Monitor will be used to evaluate and assess  these activities to answer questions of capacity improvement  and delay reduction.


The Flow Monitor is interfacing to the ATC computers and collects and processes all capacity relevant data such as radar, flight plan, weather and runway configuration information.  Metrics like seperation, demand, flow and delay for the inbound traffic are computed in reference to the metering fixes and the runway threshold and displayed realtime  to the ATC supervisor. All information is stored on disk for later 
statistical analysis.

This will give a longterm reference base for evaluation and assessment. By using statistical procedures combined with graphical tools  the system will answer questions according to capacity improvement  of new implemented systems.


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