Overview

Airspace Modeling

Airport Modeling

Decision Support

En-route Simulation

En-route Simulation

Key features

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AirTOP supports all key en-route structures and controller tasks, as well as all static or dynamic restrictions related to them, thus providing realistic en-route simulation.

AirTOP allows the creation of easy-to-use, high-fidelity airspace and air traffic models, which can be used in capacity studies, re-sectorization projects, reorganization of routes, implementation of free-route or RVSM airspaces. AirTOP models are used by more than 20 ANSPs worldwide.

The airspace model can be quickly linked to airports and ATFCM modules. Metrics such as capacity, workload, delay, economic or environmental performance, etc., are easily made available in the format you need to have meaningful discussions with stakeholders.

Scenario Definition

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Waypoints, ATS routes with altitude and/or speed restriction per segment direction, ATC sectors and dynamic sectorization, FLAS areas, radar controller tasks and dynamic allocation of a radar controller to a sector, can all be easily defined by simply clicking on the map, or via the adjacent information display.

They can also be completely or partially imported from external data sources. The routing concept in AirTOP provides an easy way to quickly create en-route traffic simulation, avoiding duplication of traffic paths for aircraft flying to or from the same destination.

It supports the creation of flight routes as a combination of waypoints and airways/ATSRoutes. The ATSRoutes concept allows the creation of bi-directional airways, with opened flight levels specified by segment.

Modeling of sectors (elementary or combined, military), control centers (with their associated sector opening schemes, entry and occupancy capacities), as well as regional airspace (NAS, ECAC, etc.) is supported.

Letters of Agreement (departure or arrival altitude/speed restrictions), context-based altitude changes, dynamic re-routing to avoid overloaded or closed sectors (military or weather), can be easily entered into the scenario using user-readable rules associated to controllers. They can then be realistically simulated.

Flow Management, AMAN, time constraints modeling: see Traffic Flow Management page.

Conflict detection and resolution can be modeled with a user-editable rule base. Resolution strategies (stop climb/descent, vector parallel/behind, cruise level change, earlier descent, follow at same speed/descent rate, shortcut, etc.) can be customized with considerations regarding the nature of the potential conflicts detected by the simulated radar controllers (conflict type, relative position of aircraft (highest, slowest), destination of aircraft, routing merging or not, distance to TOD, resolution maneuver feasible in sector, etc.).

Reporting

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As a result of aircraft movements (sector entries, exits, overflights, etc.) and controller tasks (including monitoring, conflict detection and resolution), AirTOP generates exportable event reports  that could  be used outside the tool for user-specific purposes or integrations, such as controller workload calculations.

Nonetheless, controller workload can also be calculated dynamically in a user-customizable way right inside AirTOP. The workload model can take into account any event, and associate a work duration to it. AirTOP also considers flight monitoring activities that can be further specified depending on flight phases (climbing, cruising, in approach, holding, etc.). The work duration associated with event handling (e.g. sector entry in climbing, altitude change clearance, etc.) can be split into generic user-defined activities (radio com, monitoring, conflict resolution, etc.). Duration spent per event and per activity can then be logged per rolling hour.

Built-in statistics per sector, flight, airport, or runway can be easily queried and exported (Excel files, SQL databases). The results of multiple simulation runs (that may include user-defined random variations) can be aggregated to provide statistically significant results.

Key features

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AirTOP supports all key en-route structures and controller tasks, as well as all static or dynamic restrictions related to them, thus providing realistic en-route simulation.

AirTOP allows the creation of easy-to-use, high-fidelity airspace and air traffic models, which can be used in capacity studies, re-sectorization projects, reorganization of routes, implementation of free-route or RVSM airspaces. AirTOP models are used by more than 20 ANSPs worldwide.

The airspace model can be quickly linked to airports and ATFCM modules. Metrics such as capacity, workload, delay, economic or environmental performance, etc., are easily made available in the format you need to have meaningful discussions with stakeholders.

Scenario Definition

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Waypoints, ATS routes with altitude and/or speed restriction per segment direction, ATC sectors and dynamic sectorization, FLAS areas, radar controller tasks and dynamic allocation of a radar controller to a sector, can all be easily defined by simply clicking on the map, or via the adjacent information display.

They can also be completely or partially imported from external data sources. The routing concept in AirTOP provides an easy way to quickly create en-route traffic simulation, avoiding duplication of traffic paths for aircraft flying to or from the same destination.

It supports the creation of flight routes as a combination of waypoints and airways/ATSRoutes. The ATSRoutes concept allows the creation of bi-directional airways, with opened flight levels specified by segment.

Modeling of sectors (elementary or combined, military), control centers (with their associated sector opening schemes, entry and occupancy capacities), as well as regional airspace (NAS, ECAC, etc.) is supported.

Letters of Agreement (departure or arrival altitude/speed restrictions), context-based altitude changes, dynamic re-routing to avoid overloaded or closed sectors (military or weather), can be easily entered into the scenario using user-readable rules associated to controllers. They can then be realistically simulated.

Flow Management, AMAN, time constraints modeling: see Traffic Flow Management page.

Conflict detection and resolution can be modeled with a user-editable rule base. Resolution strategies (stop climb/descent, vector parallel/behind, cruise level change, earlier descent, follow at same speed/descent rate, shortcut, etc.) can be customized with considerations regarding the nature of the potential conflicts detected by the simulated radar controllers (conflict type, relative position of aircraft (highest, slowest), destination of aircraft, routing merging or not, distance to TOD, resolution maneuver feasible in sector, etc.).

Reporting

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As a result of aircraft movements (sector entries, exits, overflights, etc.) and controller tasks (including monitoring, conflict detection and resolution), AirTOP generates exportable event reports  that could  be used outside the tool for user-specific purposes or integrations, such as controller workload calculations.

Nonetheless, controller workload can also be calculated dynamically in a user-customizable way right inside AirTOP. The workload model can take into account any event, and associate a work duration to it. AirTOP also considers flight monitoring activities that can be further specified depending on flight phases (climbing, cruising, in approach, holding, etc.). The work duration associated with event handling (e.g. sector entry in climbing, altitude change clearance, etc.) can be split into generic user-defined activities (radio com, monitoring, conflict resolution, etc.). Duration spent per event and per activity can then be logged per rolling hour.

Built-in statistics per sector, flight, airport, or runway can be easily queried and exported (Excel files, SQL databases). The results of multiple simulation runs (that may include user-defined random variations) can be aggregated to provide statistically significant results.