MAPS' advanced technology research laboratory focuses on air traffic management in Singapore to meet the growing demand and unique challenges of the Asia Pacific region. The integrated laboratory, established in partnership with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), is facilitating a long-term program of research, development, and technology transition. The 10,000-square-foot facility features MITRE-developed real-time and fast-time simulation tools, including a cockpit simulator, wrap-around tower, area and approach air traffic controller workstations, and advanced traffic-flow management tools. Each of these components may also be integrated with other partner facilities for end-to-end integration.

Initial focus areas include:

  • Integrating Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) in the radar environment
  • Remote Tower Concept of Operations for high-intensity operations of Changi Airport
  • Asia Pacific Regional Data Collection, Analysis, and Information Sharing
  • Review of Aerodrome Obstacle Limitation Surfaces
  • Merging and Spacing Tools
  • Distributed Air Traffic Flow Management
  • Ground Based Augmentation System

Cockpit Simulator

Integrated Controller Workstations

Tower Simulator