A complex and challenging multi-site demonstration was organised in February 2016 by the SESAR B4.4 project partners: EUROCONTROL (Brétigny), NATS (Southampton), Skyguide in cooperation with SkySoft-ATM (Geneva) and Frequentis (Vienna).
During this demonstration, ATC data were exchanged between two ATS data service systems/providers and controller working positions (CWP) from different suppliers through a (Frequentis) broker based on SWIM supported concepts and technologies.
For example, a Frequentis CWP – located in Brétigny – displayed radar tracks received from the NATS Surveillance service in Southampton before switching online to the EUROCONTROL Surveillance service. At the same time, the EUROCONTROL CWP was configured to display radar tracks provided by both the EUROCONTROL and NATS surveillance services.
ESCAPE as a SWIM node
EUROCONTROL’s ESCAPE real time simulator was adapted to implement the SESAR B4.4 logical service and data model. Thanks to its flexible architecture, it was a straightforward exercise to decouple the Controller Working Position (CWP) sub-system from the rest of the system, so allowing the roles of ATSU and ADSP to be supported in the operational scenario.
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