ARTAS (ATM Supervisor Tracker And Server) is a system designed by Eurocontrol in order to help in Aerial surveillance and Air traffic control . It can establish an accurate Air Situation Picture of all traffic on a well-defined geographical area (eg ECAC ), and to distribute it to the community.

ARTAS users

A User of ARTAS in a general sense is defined in this context as any ATC subsystem having a requirement to receive at defined instants the best and most up-to-date estimate of all This User, eg:

  • Operator Display System,
  • Flight Data Processing System,
  • ATC Tools,
  • Flow-Control Management System,
  • Sequencing and Metering system,
  • Remote TMA’s,
  • Military Units, etc.

ARTAS is a distributed system composed of a number of identical subsystems co-operating together. Each subscriber, called an ARTAS Unit, will process all the data to a given estimate of the current Air Traffic situation within a given Domain of Interest.

Adjacent ARTAS Units will co-ordinate their tracks to build a unique, coherent and continuous Air Condition Picture over the complete area.

ARTAS unit groups

Four groups of main functions are implemented in an ARTAS Unit:

  • The TRACKER processes the radar input data and maintain the latest air situation in the Track Data Base.
  • The co-operation functions of the SERVER and the so-called inter-ARTAS functions are presented.
  • The ROUTER BRIDGE handles the external interfaces to the Normal Users, the Broadcast Users, the Adjacent ARTAS Units and the monitoring sensors. It also implements the Radar Input Processing function.
  • The SYSTEM MANAGER carries out the functions related to the supervision and management of the ARTAS Unit.

ARTAS History

In April 1990, the Ministers of Transport of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) launched the “En-route Strategy for the 1990s” – a multilateral strategy designed to ensure that, by the end of the century, Forecast demand.

EATCHIP: This strategy is the first step in the elaboration of a new approach to the harmonization and integration of Air Traffic Services in the European ATC Harmonization and Integration Program, developed and managed by EUROCONTROL .

EATMP: A program has been established to provide the framework for the ATM 2000+ Strategy, EATMP – European Air Traffic Management Program, as a follow-up of EATCHIP. The overall objective of the ATM 2000+ Strategy is to ensure the safe, economic, expeditious and orderly flow of traffic through the provision of ATM services which are adaptable to all European airspace requirements. flight. These services are to accommodate demand, be globally inter-operable, operate to uniform principles, be environmentally sustainable and satisfy national security requirements.

In the context of EATCHIP and the continuing EATMP, it has been proposed that a progressive integration of European Surveillance Data Processing Systems (SDPS)

  • Make use of advanced tracking techniques,
  • Eliminate the known shortcomings of tracking systems,
  • Allow an efficient service to a wide variety of user system of processed surveillance information,
  • And allow a seamless integrated operation in a mutli-center environment across Europe.

Launch of ARTAS

With this aim, the development of a prototype ATM suRveillance Tracker And Server (ARTAS) was implemented by EUROCONTROL Member and other ECAC States

The phased development of ARTAS has been launched in June 1993. In parallel to the development, a comprehensive evaluation program of the successive versions of the ARTAS Pilot system has been undertaken with a number of National ATM Organizations.

Following the evaluation programs, ARTAS has been gradually introduced as operational system and it is part of the surveillance infrastructure of many operational centers of Europe.

It is believed that such a method can be applied to a large number of radar-based systems. Minima throughout a large part of Europe.

In addition to the ARTAS system, a Central ARTAS software maintenance and operational support (CAMOS) service for those versions of ARTAS that are in pre-operational or operational use was created. CAMOS collects the ARTAS system data and parameters needed to ensure the exchange of monitoring data between the States implementing ARTAS and provides software enhancements to the commonly developed ARTAS System for functionality required in the technical environment or common user needs.

Comsoft Solutions has been EUROCONTROL’s Industrial Partner for Centralised ARTAS maintenance and support (CAMOS) since 2001 and is also a turnkey supplier of ARTAS systems.

Further evolution of the ARTAS system is taking place following requests, requests from Surveillance related Program or due to technological advances

Considerable savings due to the large scale implementation of ARTAS. These benefits are due to the use of a common development and support structure of many independent structures.

ARTAS today

ARTAS Architecture

ARTAS is one of the most comprehensive and cost-effective system for the design, implementation, Each subsystem, called an ARTAS Unit, processes all monitoring data reports – ie radar reports, including Mode S , ADS reports, and Multilateration reports to form a best estimate of the current Air Traffic situation within a given Domain of Interest.

The system operates on the basis of blocks of airspace known as “domains”. Each ATM Surveillance Unit (ASU) tracks all traffic in its own defined airspace, known as a Domain of Operation. The areas of operation of adjacent units overlap. In the areas of overlap, inter-unit track coordination functions take place, ensuring system tracking continuity. In this manner, adjacent ARTAS Units can co-ordinate their tracks to build a unique, coherent and continuous Air Situation Picture over the complete area.

The seamless integration of all unites permits the application of 5NM separation minima throughout the total covered area. 3NM separation can be done following an in-depth operational evaluation of the ARTAS behaviour in the local environments.

(Eg, local system display, remote users like Terminal Areas without own Radar Data Processing System, Flow Management Units, etc.) may, in a very flexible way, define exactly the Modalities of the track services to be provided, eg, the area (domain) for which it wishes to receive a specific sub-set of processed surveillance data. The ATM Surveillance Units (ATM Surveillance Units) is a computer-assisted, multi-channel, multi-

In addition to the so-called Track State vector elements (position, speed, Mode-of-Flight, etc.), maintained by the Tracker, Provided by the Flight Data Processing Systems of ARTAS (Callsign, departure / arrival airports, type of aircraft, etc.).

ARTAS Version

There are currently two different versions of ARTAS; Namely V8A and V8B . Each version is installed on two hardware platforms. All these versions and platforms are maintained by CAMOS.

The initial versions of ARTAS were developed using the DOD-STD-2167A standard. Later documents such as plans follow the MIL-STD-498; (IEEE repackaged as J-STD-016-1995 with the various DIDs contained in normative Annexes). Recently, all the CAMOS-related activities follow the SWAL3 processes.

With ARTAS V8B Version the ARTAS Unit is hosted into ARTAS Station HWCI (AS). A dual ARTAS system consists of two identical computers (master and slave) and their associated peripherals. The internal LAN (Ethernet / Bonding) is also defined as a HWCI (IL HWCI). The TRK, SRV, RBR, MMS and REC CSCIs of each chain are executed on only one node. In addition, the ARTAS V8B version of the MW (ARTAS Middleware) CSCI replaces the Off-The-Shelf (OTS) product UBSS. This is the first time I have been able to use the ARTAs software.

In the latest release of ARTAS V8B (the ARTAS V8B3) the MMS CSCI integrates a modern, ergonomic and flexible graphical user interface based on a Client / Server architecture. The ARTAS software considering on-line, off-line components, middleware and application software , Represents a total of about 2.1 million lines of source code, written in Ada, C, Java, Python and shell scripts. Further ARTAS versions will be developed to include ground tracking (gate to gate). At present, an ARTAS prototype (namely ARTAS SMSp) is available for evaluation purpose.

ARTAS Service Management and Actors

All changes in ARTAS are done under the control of the ARTAS User Group (AUG). ARTAS Maintenance and Operational Support (LAMOS) is maintained between CAMOS (Centralized ARTAS Maintenance and Operational Support). CAMOS services do not include hardware support, but if required by the users, the Agency may decide to offer a service for the ARTAS hardware support as well. In the context of CAMOS, the EUROCONTROL Agency (ARTAS Product Manager) acts as AUG.

Maintenance Activities

EUROCONTROL. The activities of the European Commission and of the European Commission. A Service Level Agreement has been agreed with ARTAS users. Performance Indicators are used to provide service providers.

ARTAS Support

The Components of the Components of the Components of the Components of the Components of the Components of the Components of the Components of Components of the Components of Components. [1] At present ARTAS is in operation at thirty-one ATC Centers in Europe and under evaluation in many other European states. In total, around 100 ARTAS units are currently implemented or in the course of implementation, at more than 40 European sites.


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