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Development of demonstration facilities for airport movement guidance control and management

Exploitable results

The aim of the DEFAMM project (Demonstration Facilities for Airport Movement Management) was to demonstrate the major A-SMGCS (Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System) functions with real facilities in a near-operational airport environment. To summarise the results of the DEFAMM project with respect to the project goals, it can be stated that: - Demonstrator systems for advanced surface movement guidance and control functions have been implemented at four European airports including the first large-scale A-SMGCS demonstrator in Koeln/Bonn. - Feedback from controllers, pilots and drivers on the acceptability of the demonstrated means was gathered and gave valuable insight for future development and research projects. - The functions that provide benefits in efficiency and safety were shown to users (ATC providers, airports, and airlines). - A modular and open a system architecture was build which can be used as a guideline for possible follow-on projects. - A variety of airport configurations and already existing facilities were used for the demonstration of different A-SMGCS functions. - The advantages gained by data exchange at the demonstrations of DEFAMM gave motivation to enhance the integration of existing systems at the airports.