Airspace Design Tool
Multi-dimensional data integration, visualization and design simulations
Metron Aviation’s Airspace Design Tool (ADT) provides 3-D/4-D data integration and visualization, and the ability to graphically modify airspace design components to assess impacts of design modifications. Complexity metrics are used to quantify usage of airspace over time, and also estimate Air Traffic Control (ATC) workload. Route-optimization algorithms provide the capability to find complex route sets that best satisfy multiple design objectives.
ADT provides a central integrated display for multiple data sources. Within ADT the user can overlay population, flight navigation and geospatial data with flight tracks from multiple sources. Through ADT, the airspace designer can design alternate scenarios and validate work within various operational models, used to simulate the design. The tool provides the capability to import, track and modify data from various sources, then display the tracks in a multi-dimensional view, allowing the user to manipulate them graphically to conform to actual or proposed airspace designs. The tool can also be used to identify noise-impacted areas as well as provide operational metrics in terms of time, distance and complexity. Supporting tools allow manipulation of non-spatial characteristics such as aircraft types and event times.
ADT displaying SLC current condition arrivals