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Application of software, representing cumulonimbus clouds, in air traffic control

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In this paper we attempt to answer the question of whether the display of cumulonimbus clouds on air traffic controller radar screens has a significant impact on air traffic control. The developed cumulonimbus cloud mapping simulator allowed the study to be performed by performing simulations with a flight control simulator. This allowed an assessment of how the air traffic controller makes decisions when cumulonimbus is displayed and when it is not. The benefits of cumulonimbus imaging for aircraft trajectories and flight time were also assessed. The research was conducted in the space of Vilnius terminal manoeuvring area.


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Programinės įrangos, atvaizduojančios kamuolinius liūtinius debesis, pritaikymas skrydžiams valdyti


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Šiame darbe bandoma atsakyti į klausimą, ar kamuolinių debesų rodymas skrydžių vadovų radarų ekranuose turi reikšmingą įtaką skrydžių valdymui. Sukurtas kumuolinių debesų žemėlapių sudarymo simuliatorius leido atlikti tyrimą vykdant simuliacijas su skrydžio valdymo treniruokliu. Buvo įvertinta, kaip skrydžių vadovas priima sprendimus, kai rodomi kamuoliniai debesys ir kai ne. Taip pat aptarta kamuolinių debesų vaizdo gavimo nauda orlaivių trajektorijoms ir skrydžio laikui. Tyrimas atliktas Vilniaus terminalo manevravimo zonos erdvėje.


Reikšminiai žodžiai: kamuoliniai liūtiniai debesys, orų radaras, skrydžių valdymo zona, orlaivio radaras, kamuolinių debesų atvaizdavimas.

Keyword : cumulonimbus, weather radar, air traffic control, on board radar, cumulonimbus mapping

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Derenčius, G., & Ragauskas, U. (2022). Application of software, representing cumulonimbus clouds, in air traffic control. Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis / Science – Future of Lithuania, 14. https://doi.org/10.3846/mla.2022.17107
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