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Designing Scenarios for Controller-in-the-Loop Air Traffic Simulations  (2013)
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Well prepared traffic scenarios contribute greatly to the success of controller-in-the-loop simulations. This paper describes each stage in the design process of realistic scenarios based on real-world traffic, to be used in the Airspace Operations Laboratory for simulations within the Air Traffic Management Technology Demonstration 1 effort. The steps from the initial analysis of real-world traffic, to the editing of individual aircraft records in the scenario file, until the final testing of the scenarios before the simulation conduct, are all described. The iterative nature of the design process and the various efforts necessary to reach the required fidelity, as well as the applied design strategies, challenges, and tools used during this process are also discussed.
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Air, Controller, Designing, in, Loop, Scenarios, Simulations, the, Traffic
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Submitted for approval to Proceedings of AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference 2013, Boston, Massachusetts
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