This project providesFederal Aviation Administration acquisition program managers and system development integration contractors with a standard set of human-in-the-loop simulation scenarios against which new Air Traffic Control (ATC) technologies and procedurescan be evaluated. Wescripted 24scenarios, eight scenarios for each of three different types of airspace, including a TRACON arrival sector and both low and high altitude en route sectors. The scenarios were scripted to re-create real world airspaces that analyses showedare associated with complex traffic situations. They included representations of severe weather and high traffic load for the purpose of demonstrating the performance of new ATC technologiesand procedures when challenged by such real world events. Thescenarios were vetted by retired controllers who had experience working the selected sectors and were provided in a format that allows for input into any ATC simulation platform.
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