A Method for SWIM-Compliant Human-in-the-Loop Simulation of Airport Air Traffic Management

System Wide Information Management (SWIM), as envisioned by the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research (SESAR) program, is the application of service oriented architectures to the air traffic management domain. Service oriented architectures are widely deployed in business and finance but usually tied to one specific technological implementation. SWIM goes one step further by defining only the semantic layer of the application integration and leaving the implementation of the communication layer open to the implementer. The shift from legacy communication patterns to SWIM is fundamental for the expected evolution of air traffic management in the next decades. However, the air traffic management simulators currently in use do not reflect this yet. SWIM compliance is defined by semantic compatibility to the Air Traffic Management Information Reference Model (AIRM) and a SWIM service may implement one or more communication profiles, which specify a communication layer implementation. This work proposes a SWIM-compliant communication profile suitable to integrate SWIM-compliant tools into human-in-the-loop simulations for air traffic management research. The authors achieve this objective by implementing a SWIM communication profile using XML-based multicast messaging and extending the message format to support distributed human-in-the-loop simulations. The authors demonstrate method by the evaluation of Hamburg Airport operations.

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    • © 2016 Thomas Gräupl et al.
  • Authors:
    • Gräupl, Thomas
    • Mayr, Martin
    • Rokitansky, Carl-Herbert
  • Publication Date: 2016


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  • Accession Number: 01608451
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 2016 10:51AM