Geo-Spatially Enhanced Situational Awareness for Airport Management



The information contained in the COP (movements, positions, meteorological data, number of persons in an airplane, …) must be linked using spatial processing methods such that the COP also supports internal workflows (e.g. fleet management) and overall ones (e.g. coordination of emergency actions, or time table management). The results of SESAAM will directly contribute to increasing airport operation efficiency and reducing air traffic delays (e.g. due to holding pattern) without compromising safety. The re-sults will contribute indirectly to reduce wait times at the gates, to reduced noise, and to re-duce emissions (through reduced time in holding pattern and prevention of late diversions). SESAAM thus contributes significantly to the goals of the program. Furthermore, the intended provision of all required information to the various actors through a single COP may fundamentally change the approach to airport information management.

The goal of this project is to develop methods for creating and providing a complete opera-tional picture (COP) for the management of all relevant movements on an airport. An open system architecture facilitates efficient cooperation between airport management, air traffic control, emergency units, and additional actors in the multi-modal setting of an airport. The COP contributes significantly to enhanced operation efficiency and to the reduction of delays.
Tatsächlicher Beginn/ -es Ende1/03/1028/02/12

Systematik der Wissenschaftszweige 2002

  • 2805 Verkehrsplanung, -sicherheit
  • 1112 Logistik
  • 1134 Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
  • 1810 Geographische Informationssysteme (GIS)