SMART-Tower3D is a high fidelity Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower simulation system dedicated to ATC R&D and to the training of Air Traffic Tower Controllers and Air Tower Operators at all levels. Being designed and developed for research and training in mind and is not only accurate but also highly configurable as far as hardware and operational scenarios.
SMART-Tower3D can be configured to simulate a wide range of Control Tower environments as far as equipment and number of positions and can also be used for specific site training or research.
As part of the SMART series of products, SMART-Tower3D operates within the highly realistic SMART Virtual World Environment (SVWE) that is comprised of high fidelity models of surveillance radars and automation systems, radar displays, aircraft, pseudo pilots and instructor stations linked via the SMART-Connect™ network.
The SMART architecture, through access to aeronautical databases and its highly interactive and intuitive front end interface, allows the operator to develop realistic and accurate site specific operational scenarios. These scenarios are comprised of accurate locations of runways, navigation aids and even specific fleet mix of aircraft types and call signs operating at the selected location.
Like other SMART components, SMART-Tower3D interacts with the “SMART-Tower3D Instructor Companion”, a wireless, handheld multi-function extension of the instructor station.