SkyRadar's tower simulator is a comprehensive training environment for ATCO and ATSEP training. It comprizes 3D & 2D Tower and Ground (TWR, GND), En-route (ACC), Approach (APP) and Terminal Manoeuvring Area (TMA) operations as well as SMGCS and more.
The solution is based on the most up-to-date legislation and requirements by ICAO, EUROCONTROL and under the rules of the National Regulations (ICAO Documents, Annexes) and CNS / ATM Standards and recommendations; complemented by valuable educational tools for high training efficiency. The solution represents an operational ATC / ATM System connected to a powerful simulator.
To allow to practice modern requirements as e.g. given by EUROCONTROL SESAR, the solution allows to switch each working position between the roles of ACC, APP, TWR, Supervisor, Pseudopilot. So the complete air traffic workflow (ACC-APP-TWR) can be trained. Also, roles like the flexible attribution of “virtual control centers” to flexibly respond on peaks as required in the EUROCONTROL Single European Sky legislation can be implemented.
All components of the simulator are designed, developed and manufactured according to the same quality and reliability standards as operational ATM Systems. The design of the system is fully in compliance with ICAO and EUROCONTROL standards and recommendations and the manufacturer is certified by Civil Aviation Authority for design, development and implementation of Aviation Ground Facilities.
The simulator is built around a standard ATM System embracing it by sources of simulated data as if these were coming from real sensors, CFMU, adjacent sectors, meteo systems etc.
The solution allows for a variety of training schemes for ATCO and ATSEP
Hardware components (servers, screens, video-projects, VCS hardware, etc) are normally COTS equipment of a quality, suitable for operational ATC deployment in terms of functionality, MTBF and comfort. Solutions are assembled based on customer requirements. Often, when used for unit training or continuation training, the hardware should mirror the operational hardware and will be chosen accordingly.
SkyRadar's base unit is a close range training and research radar for indoor and outdoor experiments.