Prof. Hussein A. Abbass

School of Engineering and Information Technology
University of New South Wales - Canberra - Australia

Email: h D abbass A adfa D edu D au


Air Traffic Lab


In-House Developed Air Traffic Management Systems


TOP-LAT: Trajectory Optimization and Prediction of Live Air TrafficTracking of flights in real time with historic & future trajectories

  • Real time processing and display of wind and weather Information
  • Real time data and predictive algorithms and aerodynamic calculations to accurately estimate arrival times at waypoints and Airports
  • Visualization of Flight plan route, trajectory flown, waypoints, navigation aids and more

ATOMS: Air Traffic Operations and Management Simulator

  • Standalone and distributed simulation environment for modeling advanced ATM Concepts
  • Fully flexible for rapid prototyping of new ATM concepts
  • Runs in real-time and fast modes; interactive and off-line modes
  • Atmospheric and wind modeling Automatic air traffic scenario generation Large scale modeling tested with thousands of concurrent flights
  • Human-in-the-loop simulations with air traffic controllers and pilots
  • Easily adaptable to different computer platforms
  • Universal modeling of any airspace.

Air Traffic Management Capabilities


Real time safety analysis system

  • Collision modelling and analysis
  • Network load metrics
  • Anomaly detection
  • Mid-term conflict detection
  • Required navigation performance adherence

Real time complexity analysis system

  • Real-Time air traffic task complexity analysis for many complexity metrics
  • Visual color-map approach towards managing complexity
  • Dynamically split or merge sectors based on predicted traffic
  • Assessment of new air traffic procedures and their impact on task complexity

Real time emission analysis system

  • Real time aviation emission monitoring
  • Spatial-temporal database of emission & fuel burn
  • Identification of emission hot spots
  • Analysis of city pair and flight routes which are emission congested Altitude analysis to asses environmental
  • Impact/Climate Change

Noise modelling and analysis system

  • Engine noise & airframe noise modeling capability
  • Scenario based noise assessment capability
  • Noise modeling system integrated with ATOMS for advanced ATM concept noise assessment

Terminal airspace and runway modelling

  • Simulation & modeling of terminal airspace including (arrival and departure proce-dures/routes)
  • Runway, taxiway and gate modeling
  • Sequencing and queuing capabilities