ADS-B driven implementation of an augmented reality airport control tower platform

ADS-B driven implementation of an augmented reality airport control tower platform

Tommaso Fadda, Sara Bagassi, Marzia Corsi

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Abstract. This paper describes a real-world implementation of the solutions developed within the SESAR DTT Solution 97.1-EXE-002 project, which tested in a simulated scenario the use of Augmented Reality (AR) to assist the airport control tower operators (TWR). Following a user-centred design methodology, the requirements of a real-world live AR platform join with design concepts validated in previous projects, namely the Tracking Labels, the weather interface, and a low-visibility overlay, all used to increase the TWR situational awareness, performance and reactivity while reducing the workload. The designed AR platform performs the live tracking and visualization of real aircraft and surveillance information in the airport traffic zone. It bases on three key processes: the transmission of an ADS-B data flow to a Microsoft™ HoloLens2, the registration process of the AR platform, and the rendering of a real-time tracking system and other surveillance overlays. The concept has been first validated with the help of a TWR, preceding a technical validation to ensure the repeatability and reproducibility of the results. The results allow for defining new guidelines for the deployment in a control tower environment.

Augmented Reality, Air Traffic Control, ADS-B, Human Factors

Published online 11/1/2023, 4 pages
Copyright © 2023 by the author(s)
Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: Tommaso Fadda, Sara Bagassi, Marzia Corsi, ADS-B driven implementation of an augmented reality airport control tower platform, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 37, pp 767-770, 2023


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