ATM Simulation Department

The ATM Simulation department analyses and evaluates new concepts and technologies for air traffic management in realistic working environments. For that, the Air Traffic Validation Center, an integrated complex of onboard and ground simulators, is used.

The development of new concepts, tools and procedures for air traffic management (ATM) takes place in several stages, at the end of which the operationally deployable system is created. The Institute of Flight Guidance covers the entire spectrum required for the validation of ATM systems and accompanies their development process from its beginnings through to operational deployment.

The ATM Simulation department is responsible for the development, adaptation and provision of comprehensive facilities for the simulation of aircraft, air traffic and operational ATM processes. The department is also responsible for the use of flight test vehicles, data link technologies and field test facilities for ATM concept validation.

In addition to providing the technical infrastructure, the ATM Simulation department is responsible for planning, preparing, conducting and analysing real-time tests with real test subjects (human-in-the-loop) in in-flight and ground simulations as well as in flight trials and field tests. This requires the use and further development of fundamental methodological knowledge and analysis procedures for all areas of air traffic management.

It is also the task of the ATM Simulation department to develop completely new and suitable facilities and methods for validating and testing future concepts and technologies in air traffic management.


Sven Kaltenhäuser

Head of Department: ATM Simulation
Institute of Flight Guidance
ATM Simulation
Lilienthalplatz 7, 38108 Braunschweig