Virtual and Remote Control Tower

Research, Design, Development and Validation

  • Norbert Fürstenau

Part of the Research Topics in Aerospace book series (RTA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Fundamentals and Preconditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Norbert Fürstenau
      Pages 3-19
    3. F. J. van Schaik, J. J. M. Roessingh, G. Lindqvist, K. Fält
      Pages 53-65
  3. Remote Tower Simulation and Remote Tower Center

  4. RTO Engineering and Field Testing

  5. Alternative Approaches and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. F. J. van Schaik, J. J. M. Roessingh, J. Bengtsson, G. Lindqvist, K. Fält
      Pages 263-278
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 313-337

About this book


The interdisciplinary research and development work carried out in the last ten years which is presented in this book aimed at replacing the conventional airport control tower by a new “remote tower operation” work environment (RTO) which should enhance work efficiency and safety and reduce costs. This revolutionary human–system interface allows for remote aerodrome traffic control without a physical tower building and enables the establishment of remote airport traffic control centers (RTC) of which each may serve several airports from a central location.


Aerodrome Traffic Control Airport Control Tower Remote Airport Traffic control Remote Tower Center Remote Tower Operation Virtual Tower

Editors and affiliations

  • Norbert Fürstenau
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Flight GuidanceGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)BraunschweigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28717-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28719-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-8240
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-8259
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