International guests visit multiple remote tower validation at DLR Braunschweig

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Today more than 35 remote tower experts from all over the world visited a SESAR2020 PJ05 validation for multiple remote towers at the DLR site Braunschweig and used the opportunity to learn more about the multiple remote design concept, the set-up, the validation objectives and first results. The validation is a V2 validation and part of four exercises currently performed in PJ05 to test the operational feasibility of the multiple remote concept.

Based on the first multiple remote validation campaign in autumn 2017 also at the DLR, now Lithuanian air traffic controllers from SE ORO NAVIGACIJA (ON) tested their concept and design options. Their feedback and test results will further mature the understanding of the gains, risks and overall operational feasibility of the multiple remote concept.
From 19th to 27th of March 2018 the Lithuanian ANSP SE ORO NAVIGACIJA (ON), FREQUENTIS AG, and DLR perform the validation “EXE-05.02-V2-2.1_ON” on behalf of the SESAR2020 project PJ05 “Remote Tower for Multiple airports”.
A single remote tower controller controls three Lithuanian airports simultaneously. In a human-in-the-loop real time simulation at the DLR Air Traffic Validation Center, six Lithuanian controllers manage up to 22 movements per hour in a mixed VFR/IFR environment. They are provided with a newly developed flight strip planning system from FREQUENTIS AG, a three-fold radar and a three-fold outside view, a coupled voice communication system and augmented weather information. DLR researchers assess the controllers’ eye point of regard, their perceived situation awareness, workload and acceptance as well as efficiency and safety in handling the various traffic situations to judge about the overall operational feasibility of the concept and the design of the controller working position.

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