Seminar programme highlights
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The 2013 seminar programme included the following presentations:
Day 1 - 12 March 2013
11:10 - 11:30
CPDLC Data Link, overview
In this presentation, Airtel ATN would like to provide general knowledge with need to know information on CPDLC and ATN. We will also give details on ATN/CPDLC testing process and compliance procedures.
Frank O'Connor, CEO, Airtel ATN
11:40 - 12:10
Business Intelligence; The ANSP's new Key to Efficiency
ANSPs manage big information systems, mainly related to everyday transactions. Information gathering, transformation and analysis under a multidimensional model means leveraging the power of the available data to improve operational management policies as well as profitability. Managers now have access to recent/evolving/real time Reports which let them to consider every variable during their decision making process.
Alberto Sastre, Business Intelligence Analyst, LAIC
12:20 - 12:40
Panel Based Phased Array Radar for Air Traffic Control
The next generation of Air Traffic Control Radar will employ Phased Array technology. M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc., together with our system partner, has been actively engaged in the development of GaAs based MMICs, Transmit/Receive Modules and the Line Replaceable Unit (RF Front End) for MPAR (Multifunction Phased Array Radar), which is the leading candidate for the next generation ATC and Weather radar for the U.S. Airspace. MPAR is an S-Band, dual polarisation system capable of supporting multiple transmit and receive beams per array face. The RF-LRU has been realised using commercial manufacturing approaches: plastic packaged integrated circuits and printed circuit board technologies resulting in a scalable, air cooled, panel based array. Details concerning the MMICs, T/R Module and LRU will be discussed. We are actively working to extend the power performance of this array concept to high power levels through the implementation of plastic packaged, GaN based power modules. Results of this GaN effort will be presented.
12:50 - 13:40
The power of rapid prototyping and collaborative testing in accelerating the uptake of standards in the ATM world
Key learning points from this session include:
- International standards from the OGC and ISO are critical in the modernisation of ATM
- Community participation in the development, refinement and profiling of such standards is key to successful adoption in the ATM community
- Rapid prototyping and collaborative testing have proven to increase and broaden the uptake of such emerging standards in the Aviation industry
- Open call for participation in collaborative and rapid prototyping activities as coordinated by the OGC and sponsored by Eurocontrol and FAA
Bart de Lathouwer, OGC and Frank Suykens, Luciad
13:50 - 14:10
Cadmos ISS: ATC integrated Video-Audio-Data recording and playback
Cadmos will present ISS, Integrated Surveillance Suite, a state-of-the-art Air Traffic Control Center Recording & Playback system.
ISS provides an exact step-by-step documentation of the past. Its purpose is to secure all essential details so that hen incidents and accidents occur, or simply for simulation and training purposes, you can recreate the past with just one click. ISS is similar to a flight recorder, but designed specifically for the Control Room. It is a state-of-the-art integrated network solution that records and plays back synchronized video, audio and data streams, recreating the full picture of what happened in the Control Room at any given time.
Federico Lanza, President, Cadmos microsystems and Brian Brown, Consultant, Euroline AS
14:20 - 14:50
How NextGen Signal Processing addresses the changing radar environment
In order to deal with the changing radar environment, NextGen PSR Signal Processing using smart antenna techniques has been developed, patented and field-proven. NextGen Signal Processing is presented in the scope of emerging issues like the increasing number of wind turbines, 4G interference in the S-band and UAVs. After some technical background information on the NextGen Signal Processing technology, a case study is presented and results of in the field measurements are discussed. A siting strategy for wind turbines and PSR sensors is proposed based on field experience. Also the enhanced ECCM features for the military can be discussed.
Marcel Vanuytven, CEO, Intersoft Electronics NV
15:00 - 15:30
Precision Approach Monitor for Frankfurt Airport - PAM-FRA
The Thales WAM, PAM-FRA, is the first operational WAM system in Germany. It is designed specifically for highly congested environments. By delivering an almost five times higher update rate compared to conventional radar and industry standard systems for Wide Area Multilateration, PAM-FRA will provide controllers with enhanced situational awareness, high precision and update interval secondary surveillance necessary to handle one of the most complex airspaces in the world. This session will report on various challenges that were mastered when implementing this high performance system in a demanding environment.
Holger Neufeldt, Product Manager ADS-B/MLAT, Thales Air Systems and Electron Devices
Day 2 - 13 March 2013
10:30 - 11:00
The evolution of aviation weather systems in the NextGen/SESAR future
11:40 - 12:00
Airport Airspace Obstruction Analysis using Augmented Reality Powered by ArcGIS
Augmented Reality (AR) can enhance Airport Management and Planning activities. Esri Professional Services 3D and Imagery Team have designed a configuration of ArcGIS Server that integrates AR capabilities with the power of ArcGIS technologies. Any server running ArcGIS 10.1 can be configured to provide on-the-field and in-the-tower Airport Airspace Obstruction Analysis Capability utilizing a mobile device such as an IPAD, Android or Windows based tablet.
Anne Lilje, Product Engineer, ESRI
13:20 - 13:50
SESAR validation exercises at CDG airport
Thales has installed a Sesar validation platform at Charles De Gaulle airport. This platform is based on the Thales TopSky Tower product enhanced with Sesar prototypes in order to support the validation exercises hold by DSNA. This presentation describes the 2 first exercises completed in June and September 2012.
Nicole Alcaras, TopSky Tower Product Manager, Thales Air Systems
14:00 - 14:20
Building SWIM Web Services without Software guys (and girls)
In October 2012 Snowflake Software was awarded overall Best in Class winner of the SESAR JU SWIM Master Class. This talk will discuss the innovative ideas and concepts behind Snowflake's winning submission, introducing System Wide Information Management (SWIM) and the benefits of using Open Standards to modernise ATM through SWIM. This talk will also cover how, by following such an approach, ATM data providers can encourage an eco-system around ATM data to encourage app developers and communities such as Open Data and Linked Data to also work with ATM data.
Ian Painter, Managing Director, Snowflake Software
14:30 - 15:00
Optimising the working conditions in ATC environments and enabling health management for the applied systems
G&D will present how KVM technology can increase the availabilty of ATC surveillance systems and optimise the controllers working environment. Going through an application example, the auditorium will learn, what KVM is about and how it can be deployed in Towers or control rooms to ensure health management for man and machine. The scenarios featured result from in depth considerations between G&D and ANSPs.
Jochen Bauer, Product Marketing Manager and Roland Ollek, Head of Sales and Marketing, Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
15:10 - 15:40
Integration of ground based surveillance data processing system and aircraft derived data
- Requirements for SDPS and methods to increase accuracy of system tracks
- Utilisation of aircraft derived data in surveillance data processing
- Design of integrated IMM filters
- Simulation results
- Results of real surveillance data processing
Alexander Korotkov, Head of SW department, Azimut
New ATM standards require more detailed weather information. New generation Lidars, more efficient, reliable and cost effective have now available to provide advanced weather data for overcoming wind and particle
Thobois Ludovic, Scientific Studies Manager, Leosphere