UK air navigation service NATS has illustrated the potential for enhancing London Heathrow tower controllers’ situational awareness, using tagging on a high-definition digital view of the airport.
NATS is still testing the visual overlays and use of other supplemental information in a digital laboratory located in the base of the control tower.
It has shown off views of the airport achieved with the 4K camera installations and the benefits of tagging and tracking aircraft movements.
Desktop workstations, intended to be installed in the tower, would provide controllers with greater clarity on the outside visual picture.
Source: Cirium Dashboard