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Overview

  • Unique rule-based gate-to-gate fast-time simulator including:
  • Multi-agent based modeling:
    • better capture of controller roles, tasks (ATC and airport controllers, flow managers, airport authorities, aircraft operator centers etc)
    • accurate and customizable measure of controller workload demand.
  • Integrated table and map-based application
    • scenario editing, project check & debug, simulation run and playback, reporting all in one single application
    • external format import support.
  • Integrated reporting
    • includes hundreds of built-in reports
    • allows custom reporting and plotting
    • easily export reports into SQL database or csv files
  • Open, modular and extensible
    • write custom extensions using the AirTOp Development suite.
    • reduces operational costs and enhancement delays.

Single graphical user interface

Simulation scenario editing and debugging are arguably two of the most time-consuming tasks when performing studies using fast time simulation tools.

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AirTOp integrated graphical user interface allows scenario editing, simulation debugging, execution, playback and report analysis in one single 2D and 3D map based application.

The AirTOp interface has been specifically designed to reduce the time needed to set up and debug simulations, in order to achieve faster results and better cost efficiencies. With its forward-thinking approach, AirTOp allows scenario editing, simulation execution, debugging, reporting and simulation analysis through one single sophisticated interface which includes highly interactive 2D maps and 3D views.

This approach makes it possible to instantly create, import or modify scenarios. It also enables users to rapidly assess any input errors or unwanted behaviors while executing the simulation and making corrections / modifications on the fly.

Integrated 2D Map and 3D Views

AirTOp uses a powerful graphical user interface featuring an easy-to-use integrated map-based application. This application contains full GIS capabilities, allowing flexible background display of scanned maps, aeronautical charts or vector data, weather data, satellite images and elevation data.

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Playback of SID trajectories in 3D over satellite image and terrain elevation data

The multi-layered interactive 2D visualization features easy-to-use navigation controls as well as data creation and editing. A single click of the mouse allows the viewing of data entry on the map and on the information display simultaneously, paving the way for data modification and scenario editing.

Facilitated by easy-to-use navigation controls, the 3D view gives the option to overlay satellite images or charts on top of terrain elevation data. It also makes it possible to see the simulation through a camera view and present it in Flash animations.

Multi-agent Architecture

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Example of radar controller tasks and workload measuring set-up

Airtop has been designed as a multi-agent application to accurately capture all controller tasks and behaviors, as well as all concepts or objects they can interact with or manipulate.
This unique feature ensures greater application robustness and more accurate simulations.
It also gives Airtopsoft the capability to drastically reduce enhancement and delivery cycles, speeding up the development process.

Those capabilities give AirTOp customers a competitive advantage, since AirTOp will integrate future or customer-specific ATC concepts much faster than any other tools on the market.

AirTOp supports the modeling and rule-based interaction of the following actors:

  • Radar Controllers (En-route, TMA)
  • Airport Controllers (Apron, Taxiing, Tower, etc)
  • Aircraft Operator Centers (Airlines)
  • Traffic Flow Managers (ATFM)

Extensive and customizable with API

The AirTOp development suite is a unique feature allowing AirTOp customers to enhance and/or customize the AirTOp fast-time simulator. The API (Application Programming Interface) gives access to any data and their attributes at any time during simulation execution.

New domain objects or reporting events can be added to the application and be accessible to the end-user via a generated or customized interface, either during scenario editing, or at runtime. Custom import plug-ins can be written to allow importing of traffic or any other data from any custom data source (file or database).

The development suite also features a customizable distributed data control plug-in, allowing the integration of AirTOp as a separate module of a physically distributed application over several platforms.

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Project Management Support

The project management tool allows the user to define scenario variants while avoiding duplication of data. It includes functionalities such as ‘new’, ‘open’, ‘close’, or ‘validate project‘, in order for the user to be in constant control of his study scenarios at all times.

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Project browser and Table view advanced filtering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AirTOp also includes advanced data filtering and thematic display (choice of colors, …) based on any combination of object attributes (IF/AND/OR).

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Advanced filtering control