- Data preparation and display system,
- Simulation engine,
- Graphic simulation animation, visualization tools, and report and metrics generation tools.
RAMS Plus Objectives
- Model & Study Wide Range of ATC System & Concepts In Fast-Time
- Provide Gate-to-Gate Operations
- Unlimited Number Of Flights & Sectors
- Intuitive and Quick Data Preparation
- Geographic Independence (local To global view)
- Rapid Comparative Analysis
- Macro-To-Micro View (fully data driven scalability)
- Provide Meaningful Views (reports) of Simulation Outputs
AMS Plus 6.20 continues to evolve to represent increasingly complex ATM scenarios.
Shortest path optimal paths is expanded to allow simply a navaid grid to represent the shortest path space, which is much more powerful and easier to use than the existing shortest paths that require an intensive airway route network. Within the navaid grid, a range of parameters can be defined to refine how and when the application of the shortest path is applied.
The RuleTree is a new approach to controller rules and rule definitions. RuleTrees also contain standard operating procedures (SOP) to define behavior for flights that does not require a conflict situation. The benefits of the RuleTree over the existing rulebase is an intuitive editor and construct to create the rules, the use of groups in the rules, the use of AND conditions in the rules, etc. The SOP are a powerful feature to define arrival and departure terminal
area behavior without the heavy reliance on RAMS Plus approach and departure routes.
Multiple days of traffic are increasingly represented as iterations within the RAMS Plus model. Simulation outputs as iterations are more flexible and powerful to manipulate rather than simulating multiple days of traffic as separate simulations. Increased functionality for simulation iterations include loading/editing/saving functions for all iterations, and additional iteration input files for flight categories and wind. Simulation iteration editing and functionality is expanded.
Hi-fidelity fuelburn modeling now allows fuelburn rates to be applied by Mach/Weight/Altitude, to complement the existing fuelburn by aircraft model and altitude. These fuelburn enhancements are part of initiatives to expand RAMS Plus fuelburn fidelity, where the next phase is to integrate BADA 4 aircraft performance data.
Oceanic and optimal path modeling is dependent on wind-effects for realistic 4d profiles. To support this, wind data from the NOAA laboratory called NCEP
Reanalysis daily averages can be loaded/applied within RAMS Plus.
New Workload Rule editor to applies the task workload as a rulebase to trigger a rule group, freeing the simulation behavior from the traditional conflict
search and maneuver protocols. This powerful feature is now easily enabled through an editor to easily define a range of ATM modeling such as oceanic step-climb requests based on distance/time flown or by time deltas, dynamically changing metering rates based on time or density, or changing airport arrival & departure rates based on demand or a time schedule.
Visualisation enhancements include the data export KML Google Earth formats for large traffic samples, as well as sector export over the date meridian line.