Operational Benefit Evaluation by Testing an A-SMGCS
The first BETA project year (2000) was used for design and integration, the second project year (2001) for trials and evaluation-Phase 1. The final project year (2002) is used for additional functionality, improvements to Phase1, and test and evaluation trials Phase 2.
From operational airport constraints an operational concept has been developed for the implementation of A-SMGCS adapted systems and procedures. Controllers from Hamburg and Prague were trained a-priori on a Tower Research Simulator, and provided feed-back on the Human Machine Interface (HMI). The airports of Hamburg and Prague hosted the Phase 1 operational benefit trials. The airfield of Braunschweig, Germany, has been available for integration and testing of BETA sensors.
The objectives of BETA are: