Together with Swedavia, LFV, and Novair, GEISTT has started up a new R&D project, funded by Trafikverket (TRV, Swedish Transport Agency) focusing on a methodology supporting accelerated concept development and evaluation, with targeted fidelity simulation as a key ingredient. The project is part of the IRIS-programme that supports the increased used of the environmentally friendly and effective curved RNP AR approaches to airports.
In a world with many complex, cost-constrained and urgent decisions concerning new technical systems, procedures, regulations, training requirements, and air space design that emerge from national or international (e.g. from EU programs such as SESAR) needs and initiatives, the project will develop a evaluation framework targeting early phases of concept development and evaluation. The methodology development will be driven by four applied cases studies, with the themes of improved integration between information systems, challenges with new procedures, increased automation, and improved predictive functionality.
As in all projects where GEISTT is involved, the initiative is clearly focused on the real ATCO (Air Traffic Control Officers) and pilot information needs. Tight cooperation with operative end users and user tests will be used throughout the project, which is planned to run until 2025.