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AD4: 4D Virtual Airspace Management System

Objective

Future scenarios do not simply involve an increase in air traffic; new forms of co-operation and co-ordination are expected to emerge and new flight and control schemes and procedures will come into operation through the utilization of precise Satellite p ositioning. A new 4D technology, called D4 to differentiate with the existing 4D ATM concept - creates new opportunities in the way the controller will visualize and interact with information: adding a 4D metaphors in terminal area might help perceptua lly the management of a "funnel-like" space an enhancement of a tube inclined perspective, typical of current ATM systems. New ways of representing the information, while not necessarily decreasing workload, provide an opportunity to reduce existin g knowledge gaps, supporting optimal decisions making. The AD4 proposal target to build an innovative Virtual Air-Space representation for ATM system, providing valuable benefits to support efficient control systems where 3D real time interaction with air traffic/airport space is accessible to the controllers. Shared views of information and inter- operability between ground and on-board systems can allow workers to cooperate, managing efficiently complex operations. AD4 will be based on extensive reu se of a technology called D3 (D-Cube), developed in a successful National project co-funded by the Italian Space Agency. Such open technology supports dynamic management and scalable data elaboration for DEM, Meteorology, Pressure and Wind fields, Radar tracks and Telemetry data using auto-stereoscopic displays and 3D mouse devices. D3 will be improved by 4D constructs, supported by Model Driven Architectures and Secure middleware, data-fused with real ATM systems and validated in a European ATM cente r. Specific Human Factors principles, together with industrial practices will drive the Consortium to the validation of innovative HMIs for the future flight ATM controllers.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-AERO-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

NEXT - INGEGNERIA DEI SISTEMI S.P.A.
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Rome
Italy

Participants (9)

ENAV S.P.A.
Italy
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Via Salaria 716
Rome
VITROCISET S.P.A.
Italy
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Via Salaria 1027
Rome
MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
Address
North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South
London
SICTA - SISTEMI INNOVATIVI PER IL CONTROLLO DEL TRAFFICO AEREO
Italy
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Via Fulco Ruffo Di Calabria C/o Aeroporto Di Capodichino
Napoli
OBJECTSECURITY LTD.
United Kingdom
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St John's Innovation Centre, Cowley Road
Cambridge
DIGITAL VIDEO S.P.A.
Italy
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Via Sante Bargellini 4
Rome
FUNDACION EUROPEAN SOFTWARE INSTITUTE
Spain
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Parque Tecnologico De Zamudio 204
Zamudio
SPACE APPLICATIONS SERVICES
Belgium
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Leuvensesteenweg 325
Zaventem
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
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Hansastrasse 27 C
München