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Holographic Mixed Reality System for Air Traffic Control and Management

Department of Software Convergence, Sejong University, 209 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 05006, Korea
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Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(16), 3370;
Received: 30 June 2019 / Revised: 8 August 2019 / Accepted: 13 August 2019 / Published: 15 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Augmented Reality: Current Trends, Challenges and Prospects)
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Based on a long-term prediction by the International Civil Aviation Organization indicating steady increases in air traffic demand throughout the world, the workloads of air traffic controllers are expected to continuously increase. Air traffic control and management (ATC/M) includes the processing of various unstructured composite data along with the real-time visualization of aircraft data. To prepare for future air traffic, research and development intended to effectively present various complex navigation data to air traffic controllers is necessary. This paper presents a mixed reality-based air traffic control system for the improvement of and support for air traffic controllers’ workflow using mixed reality technology that is effective for the delivery of information such as complex navigation data. The existing control systems involve difficulties in information access and interpretation. Therefore, taking notice of the necessity for the integration of air traffic control systems, this study presents the mixed reality (MR) system, which is a new approach, that enables the control of air traffic in interactive environments. This system is provided in a form usable in actual operational environments with a head-mounted see-through display installed with a controller to enable more structured work support. In addition, since this system can be controlled first-hand by air traffic controllers, it provides a new experience through improved work efficiency and productivity.
Keywords: mixed reality; interaction mechanisms; air traffic management mixed reality; interaction mechanisms; air traffic management
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Han, K.; Shah, S.H.H.; Lee, J.W. Holographic Mixed Reality System for Air Traffic Control and Management. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 3370.

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