An emulation oriented method and tool for test of ground traffic control systems at airports
The paper discusses the prospects for the development and implementation of centralized ground traffic control systems at airports. The automatic control system can only work if there is accurate data on the location of mobile objects, which include both vehicles involved in the maintenance of aircraft and the aircraft themselves. In order to develop and test software for any specific centralized control system, the emulation mode should be used, in which the simulation model of the airport transport network works in conjunction with the real control software. In this case, one of the main functions of the simulation model is the generation of data streams that appropriately reflect the processes of movement of objects in the transport network of a specific airport. The paper describes a universal simulation program that allows one to simulate precisely described scenarios for the process in a transport network, which necessitates decision-making at the level of a centralized control system. The movement of objects in the model is accompanied by the recording of their coordinates in the Digital Twin. In this way, real streams of measurement data from various systems for determining the position of moving objects are modeled and stored.
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