PJ16 CWP/HMI

Controller working position / human machine interface

Helping to reduce development and operating costs of air navigation service provision.

The controller working position / human machine interface (PJ16 - CWP/HMI) project aims to reduce the development and operating costs of air navigation service providers (ANSPs).

These savings will ultimately benefit airlines and their customers. It achieves this by delivering the ATM Master Plan goals, defined by the European ATM community, for a more efficient deployment of human resources, a progressive increase in automation support, the implementation of virtualisation technologies and the use of standardised and interoperable systems, whilst increasing the level of safety.

Solutions

Workstation, service interface definition & virtual centre (PJ16-03)

The controller working position (CWP) provides the human-machine interface to air traffic controllers at the air traffic service units (ATSUs). The first solution develops a concept for separating the CWP from the datacentre (ADSP) where the data is produced. This lean and efficient use of Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) infrastructure tackles the issues presented by fragmented European ATM systems and country-specific architectures, enabling Europe to move to an interoperable, cost-effective and flexible service provision infrastructure. Decoupling the CWPs should enable a more efficient use of the most valuable and expensive resource – people. By enabling increased flexibility, ANSPs should better manage the staffing for prevailing traffic conditions, thus ensuring service continuity;

Workstation, controller productivity (PJ16-04)

This second solution deals with new methods of controller interaction with the HMI, applying mature technologies from other domains to ATM. This will increase controller productivity, reduce workload/stress levels and enable the use of advanced SESAR tools, safely facilitating performance-based operations. Furthermore, the use of modern thin client technology and the processes for developing HMI solutions are being investigated in order to achieve more efficient CWP development and operation.

Our role

EUROCONTROL contributes to the definition of the system architecture, service and data models and participates to verification and validation exercises with simulation tools.

Partners

THALES (LEAD), INDRA, LEONARDO, DFS, ENAIRE, ENAV, NATS, SKYGUIDE, ANS, LPS, ACG, CCL, IAA, LFV, NAVIAIR, DSNA, FREQUENTIS, HUNGAROCONTROL