Based on the results of Aviator 2030 the focus lies on operational cooperation in teams. The simulation platforms have shown their readiness for deployment. AviaSim is a low-fidelity air ground simulation specially designed to be used by pilots and controllers. SSAS (Self Separation Airspace) is a more abstract simulation of a flow control that was successfully used as basis for a psycho-metric test development.
The department of Controller Assistance connects its decision support system 4D-CARMA to AviaSim. Furthermore it adds a new component for adaptive automation.
Above: Extract of standard approach controller display Bottom: Display element with mileage separation information
In Aviator II simulation trials controllers use a workload metering indicator depicted as traffic light with the conditions green, yellow and red. Periodically they will propagate their workload status to the automation system. These data will be used to adapt the level of support to the level of workload. The mileage display showing the actual separation in nautical miles on the centerline is one example of a support element that can be shown or hidden corresponding to the workload status.
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