"I am very satisfied with the overall execution of the simulation, and I am sure we have gathered valuable results". This was the comment of Gunnar Schwoch, coordinator of the #INVIRCAT project, at the end of the real-time simulation held at #DLR Flight Guidance Institute in the period 9-12 November 2021 with the purpose of validating the CONOPS for #RPAS integration in the TMA environment developed by the project in the framework of the #SESAR Exploratory Research.
Projecting themselves into a 2035 scenario, 4 air traffic controllers from the Italian ATCOs association #ANACNA and from the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations (#IFATCA) were requested to control a mixed simulated traffic including manned and unmanned aircraft at Düsseldorf approach (EDDL) in collaboration with 3 pseudo-pilots and 6 remote pilots. In 4 days, a total number of 32 measured runs was successfully executed, and 72 questionnaires collected.
The results of this real-time simulation will be compared and combined with the results of further two real-time simulations carried out by the project, respectively at #NLR and #CIRA premises, and will feed the consolidation of the INVIRCAT #CONOPS.
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