ZeFMaP Project started

Researchers of the University of Salzburg started their work on the Zero Failure Management at Maximum Productivity in Safety Critical Control Rooms project.

English: Automation in control rooms generally has two main goals: One is to minimize the low-level or redundant tasks in which control room personnel must engage; the other is to support the high-level, rather complex decision making activities required of those same users. For the latter activities, users must often spend time and effort integrating information from several different sources and in several different formats. Then they must filter, sort, transform, and share that information. All of those activities impose a rather large and potentially overwhelming mental workload on decision makers, often necessitating some sort of decision support.

It is the goal of this project to define a permanent improvement process based on 4 steps – each proved in other domains – so that the SESAR targets can be reached with a much higher probability. The improvement process is validated in human-in-the-loop simulations of Hamburg airport conducted at the University of Salzburg.

Zero Failure Management at Maximum Productivity in Safety Critical Control Rooms. Experiment 2. Video: Thomas Gräupl.

Deutsch: Die Universität Salzburg ist an der Entwicklung neuer Vorschläge zur operativen Umsetzung der Flug-/Bodenverkehrssteuerung im Rahmen von SESAR („Single European Sky ATM Research“) beteiligt. Der Ablauf der Verkehrssteuerung wird am Beispiel des Flughafen Hamburgs durch „Human in the Loop“ Simulationen unter Teilnahme von Fluglotsen von EuroControl am Aviation Competence Center Salzburg (ACCS) auf fünf verschiedenen Arbeitsplätzen (Clearance Delivery, Ground Control, Apron 1, Apron 2 und Tower) nachgebildet. Dabei werden die heutigen Abläufe und die Unterstützung von Entscheidungen durch intelligente Tools für zukünftige Szenarien simuliert, validiert und optimiert.