Delegation from Indonesia

Researchers of the University of Salzburg welcomed a delegation of the Indonesian national institute of aeronautics and space LAPAN in Salzburg to discuss future cooperations and possible synergies. The colleagues from Indonesia were presented University of Salzburg’s tower simulator and took a test flight in the D-SIM 42 simulator.

LAPAN delegation at University of Salzburg

Foto: Thomas Gräupl.

Entwicklung aus Salzburg zeigt wie Iris-Satellitenkommunikation Piloten unterstützt

News from the ESA-website:

Foto: ESA.

Die ESA hat auf der Air Traffic Control Messe in Amsterdam ein neues interaktives Display vorgestellt, das die Kommunikation per Satellit für Piloten demonstriert. Es ist Teil des zukunftsweisenden Projekts Iris für Luftverkehrsmanagement.

Ab 2020 wird es dank Iris für Flugzeugbesatzungen und Fluglotsen möglich sein, Daten digital auszutauschen, egal wo sie sich über den Ozeanen oder Kontinenten befinden.
Das von der Universität Salzburg gebaute Display war auf der internationalen Air Traffic Control Messe und Konferenz vom 6. bis zum 8. März in Amsterdam zu sehen.

Das Display zeigt, wie Fluglotsen Datenmitteilungen erstellen und an Flugzeuge senden, und wie die Piloten darauf antworten. Eine typische Mitteilung könnte zum Beispiel Anweisungen der Lotsen über den zu fliegenden Kurs enthalten.
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ATC Global 2012: University of Salzburg shares booth with ESA

University of Salzburg is proud to share its booth at the ATC Global with the European space agency ESA this year. The European space agency will present its Iris satellite program at the ATC Global. The Iris program aims at developing a satellite system especially designed for air traffic control. In addition ESA will present an Iris communication tool developed at the University of Salzburg.

The image below shows the interactive Iris display developed by the University of Salzburg for ESA.

Iris communication tool

Iris communication tool developed by University of Salzburg for ESA. Foto: Thomas Gräupl.

ATC Global 2012: Tower simulator presented

University of Salzburg presented a new tower simulator and a generic flight simulator linked with it. A human pilot and a human controller can use this setup to to work together in a human-in-the-loop simulation with added background air traffic. The simulated scenario can be configured for any airport worldwide and the simulated air traffic can be adjusted accordingly.

The image below shows both simulators. The tower simulator is visible in the background with the cockpit simulator in the foreground. You can see the runway of the simulated airport on the six screens of the tower simulator.

Tower simulator and cockpit simulator. Foto: Thomas Gräupl.

Iris: watch how satcoms help pilots

News from the ESA-website:

Foto: ESA.

ESA is set to unveil a new interactive display in Amsterdam demonstrating communications via satellite for pilots as part of its pioneering Iris air traffic management project.

By 2020 Iris will allow cockpit crews to exchange digital messages with air traffic controllers wherever they are over the oceans and continents.

The display shows how controllers will compose and send data messages to aircraft, and then how the pilots respond. A typical message might include instructions from controllers on what heading to take. Different screens show the controller’s view, what the pilot sees, and the air traffic covered by the satellite.

Built by the University of Salzburg, the display can be seen at the Air Traffic Control Global Exhibition and Conference in Amsterdam RAI during 6-8 March. Registration to visit the exhibition is free. Visit the conference website by clicking the link in the column to the right.
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