By Geertjan-Oracle on Apr 26, 2013
"TAMS is based on the Total Airport Management (TAM) concept, which was defined jointly by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and EUROCONTROL. With TAM, the collaboration between stakeholders (airports, air traffic control, airlines, ground handlers, authorities, etc.) is improved in order to enhance efficiency, capacity usage and environmental protection at the airport."
The above text comes directly from the TAMS Final Report, published last year on the related documentation page.
Some impressive screenshots from the same report, clearly showing NetBeans Platform involvement in the "Airside Tactical Working Position", which is "a control center workstation for joint decision-making processes at airports, with a focus on airside resource optimization":
The above view, according to the report, "provides metrics focusing on demand prediction for ATC resources (sectors, arrival and departure routes, and runways). It supports the ATC agent in determining and initiating adequate flow management restrictions in the case of predicted capacity overload".
The report states the following about the view above: "The A-CDM milestone view provides a monitoring and alerting function in regard to the A-CDM milestones as defined by the European norm for A-CDM [ETSI EN 303 212]."
Even more interestingly, TAMS is based on yet another NetBeans Platform application, if you read the report referred to above, which is Barco Orthogon’s ODS Open Platform. When you read the report above about ODS, you'll find the words "module" and "decouple" being two key terms used in explaining why the framework is beneficial. But let's leave that application for another day!