Overview

UFA’s ATCoach Radar simulator is the choice of such leading Air Navigation Service Providers as the FAA, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung, and NAV CANADA, as well as military organizations and universities around the world.

The ATCoach family of products supports both En Route and Terminal traffic, and is available in multiple configurations from high-fidelity fixed systems to tablets in a cloud environment.  ATCoach meets all objectives of basic, intermediate, and advanced ATC training programs. Beginner trainees can prepare for their jobs as controllers, while experienced controllers can maintain proficiency and certify their skills using scenarios with varying degrees of complexity.  The system provides the flexibility to customize the environment and display to meet training requirements and user preference.

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Benefits

  • Full Lifecycle Radar Training
  • Complex Research and Development efforts
  • Testing Data Generator
  • Comprehensive Prototyping

Exercise Preparation

UFA’s ATPrepare, integrated within ATCoach, provides a toolset that supports the development, modification, and preview of simulation exercises. Through its graphical interface, ATPrepare intuitively guides and aids the user through airspace and exercise creation and modification. ATPrepare supports CPDLC, flight track timing modification through point-and-click inputs, and full exercise preview and simulation utilizing UFA’s Pseudo Pilot Displays.

Overview

This ATCoach technology provides the highest simulation fidelity by merging simulated target generation with operational ATC automation systems. Using the core ATCoach simulation engine, this system generates real time surveillance sensor messages and provides and responds to flight data messages that are then processed by the operational ATC automation systems as if they originated from operational sensors and flight data processors.

In addition to full fidelity hardware- and software-in-the-loop training, the product also also provides an extensive embedded automation system test capability that may be used during all automation system life cycle phases from system development to acceptance, verification, and certification, and to daily readiness or return-to-service testing at field operational sites.

Features

Radar Data Generation

Radar Data Generation supports the modeling of radar observations of the modeled aircraft in the exercise. Based on the characteristics of the radar defined during exercise preparation, the function models the observation of the simulated targets and weather, formats the data, and transmits the radar messages. The ATCoach product supports ASTERIX Data Categories 0, 1, 2 and 8; Mode S Data Categories 34 and 48; and ADS-B Data Category 21 format messages. Support for additional ASTERIX data categories is available.

Flight Plan Data Generation

The Flight Plan Data Generation function is responsible for supporting Flight Plan message exchange with the Automation System. The function acts as outside air traffic control facilities that exchange ATS and OLDI messages with the Automation System. A detailed review of the messaging supported by the Operational System is needed to determine if ATCoach supports the messages and logic required. If not, enhancements can easily be made to support system specific requirements.

Simulation Interface Unit

The Weather Data Generation function is responsible for formatting and transmitting text weather messages based on the current weather conditions. ATCoach currently supports the generation of automatic METAR messages and a general text message capability.

Core Capabilities

In addition to full fidelity hardware- and software-in-the-loop training, the product also provides an extensive embedded automation system test capability that may be used during all automation system life cycle phases from system development to acceptance, verification, and certification, and to daily readiness or return-to-service testing at field operational sites.

Customers Include

  • FAA STARS Program
  • FAA ERAM Program
  • Lockheed Martin Transportation and Security Systems’ Skyline Program: Installations include Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Korea, and Albania.
  • DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung 

Overview

UFA’s ATCoach Standalone Radar System provides a cost effective, turnkey ATC radar simulation solution. Available on both Linux and Windows, configurations may range from a desktop training system to a tablet-based system run from the cloud to a full fidelity console-based simulation environment. The product replicates several FAA ATC automation systems as well as automation systems used internationally. Each ATCoach system includes easy to use exercise development tools; ATPilot, a powerful graphical pseudo pilot capability; and ATSetup, a Supervisor application to select, configure and control simulation exercises. ATCoach can also be fully voice-recognition enabled using UFA’s industry-leading ATVoice software.

Features

  • Single and Multisector Simulation
  • Flight Strip Customization and Printing
  • Electronic Flight strips
  • Information and weather displays
  • Comprehensive surveillance data
  • Integrated Voice Communications
  • Large System Configurations
  • Voice recognition and response
  • Advanced Pseudo Piloting features
  • Extensive Instructor Controls

ATPrepare

ATPrepare, integrated within ATCoach, provides a toolset that supports the development, modification, and preview of simulation exercises. Through its graphical interface, ATPrepare intuitively guides and aids the user through airspace and exercise creation and modification. ATPrepare supports CPDLC, flight track modification through point-and-click inputs, and full exercise preview and simulation utilizing UFA’s Pseudo Pilot Displays.

Overview

The ATCoach® Precision Approach Radar Simulator is a standalone configuration capable of emulating several military radar sets and their controller arrival and final displays.

The user can simulate virtually any air traffic situation and manipulate events during the scenario to meet specific training objectives.

Features

  • Realistic radar presentation for multiple radar models
  • Surveillance approaches
  • Precision approaches
  • Voice recognition and response control – ATVoice®
  • Request and Acknowledge Unit (RAU) control
  • Instructor control station

Customers

This system is currently in use at the US Army Aviation Radar Training Schoolhouse at Fort Rucker, AL and serves as the Army’s primary means of training radar controllers in both airport surveillance radar and precision approach radar air traffic control operations. It is also installed with US Army units, with ARNG units, and with USAF units.

Overview

“Anywhere, Anytime” training is possible with UFA’s ATCoach Mobile Edition. Our custom applications make it easy for organizations to maximize their training impact by giving students access to simulation exercises outside the classroom or lab. ATCoach Mobile delivers the full-functionality of UFA’s flagship ATCoach product, optimized for delivery over the Internet or Enterprise Intranet.

Features

  • Upload exercises and manage software releases
  • All the functionality and phraseology of ATCoach and ATVoice is accessible for use in exercise definitions
  • Exercises, Map, and other adaptation can be shared and re-used with fix-based installations of ATCoach
  • Configuration allows for private (intranet and private servers) or public (internet and public servers)
  • Optimized for Tablets

ATPortal

ATPortal is the browser-accessed system management platform for UFA’s mobile products, housing the tools needed to administer users, classes, and training exercises.