This System Monitoring Control (SMC) solution comes as a software, installed on a server module.
The system includes a pedagogically enhanced monitoring environment and a simulated ATC environment. It connects to the various training laboratories by SkyRadar. The monitoring system is by default connected to special training infrastructure and optionally to an environment for remote monitoring experiments. It is accessible from all computers in the available laboratories including radar labs, electrical installations, electro-mechanics, electronics.
The SMC solution provides the important use cases in line with EASA's Easy Access Rules for ATM-ANS (Regulation (EU) 2017/373) ATSEP.BAS.SMC.
Features of the SMC Solution:
The System Monitoring and Control Solution includes by default on a separate server:
It allows for connection to (examples):
SkySMC includes the following views:
In the following we introduce the major building blocks of the Monitoring-View:
Devices are the units to be monitored.
The SMC solution includes e.g.
The SMC solution includes a variety of parameters. By connecting them through drag and drop to the devices, the specific parameters are read out. The parameters include:
When we click on the parameters (e.g. NginxStatus), we can choose different values. Request per seconds, the active connections of the server, or the number of requests that are in reading or writing state or those which are waiting.
We can for instance refresh the included example website. Consequently the requests per second in the Nginx server will increase.
The pedagogical Monitoring and Control system has additional training oriented tools, e.g. to generate some 100 or 1000 requests per second.
The parameter blocks are configurable. Countless additional parameters can be added, using the standardized Object Identifier Codes (by ITU or/and ISO).
Then we should connect the device to a parameter, e.g. CpuIdle (defining how much of the CPU is idle). And then connect it to a chart. The Gauge chart updates every few seconds.
The line chart allows you to display the history. Several gauges can be connected to the parameters.
Different devices use different parameter types. The NGINX server for instance provides its statistics via HTTP. The SNMP server provides its data via the SNMP protocol.
When we click on the parameters (e.g. NginxStatus), we can choose different values. Request per seconds, the active connections of the server, or the number of requests that are in reading or writing state or those which are waiting. We can for instance refresh the website. Consequently the requests per second in the Nginx server will increase:
The DCS view shows the system from the perspective of a Distributed Control System. The DCS view shows subsystems in a logical context. All components in the DCS are logically connected with their corresponding elements in the Monitoring View
The Site-View has been developed for contexts, where the trainee is working in simulated or emulated environments.
It gives the trainee the possibility to "walk" through the virtual world.
The teacher view allows to preset the components and to insert errors or degraded performance.
The component “DiagramPack” is like a folder. It helps us to package / group / classify our diagrams.
It allows us to create groupings and substructures and thus make sure that the screens are always understandable and never overloaded.
This subset of the solution includes:
This package includes logic and objects to work on Surveillance towers.
A physical environment represents in a simplified way a typical ATC facilities.
This subset of the laboratory shall help to gain hands-on experience in bug-discovery and fixing. It includes:
The system allows to even include technical training laboratories which allow to set up training and monitoring infrastructures for
SkyRadar's base unit is a close range training and research radar for indoor and outdoor experiments.