The purpose of the Network Manager validation platform (NMVP) is to provide a prototyping and validation environment of the Network Manager system to support SESAR developments, in terms of operational feasibility assessment, performance assessment and integration of new functionalities.
The NMVP is composed of an industry based pre-operational platforms (IBP), replicating the NM operational environment in two different instantiations:
the NMVP IBP running in shadow mode for live trials;
the NMVP IBP running in replay mode for fast-time and gaming exercises.
The current architecture is already SWIM compliant. It provides features available via the NOP B2B Web services and allows interconnection with other platforms. Further interoperability mechanisms are under development in collaboration with SESAR WP14 (SWIM) and other system work packages.
The platform includes the following features.
Network Operations Management and Monitoring
Coordinated process ASM-ATFCM
Measuring network performance
Short-term ATFM measures
Occupancy Traffic Monitoring Values (OTMVs)
Load and Capacity Monitoring - Departure Planning Information (DPI) functionality – Airport-CDM
Flexible Use of Airspace (FUA): published Airspace Use Plan (eAUP) ECAC wide, Airspace Use Plan (AUP), Update Airspace Use Plan (UUP)
Flight planning processing
Free Route Airspace
Flight Updates collection and distribution
Flight data interoperability (Aircraft operators <-> Network Operations)
Flight planning consistency and validation
Network information management and sharing
Airspace data repository (ADR)
Network Operational Plan (NOP)
Demand Data Repository (DDR)
Access to airspace & route Availability
B2B Web Services - Flight Plan filing and management, airspace services, general information and ATFM Notification Messages (flow measures).
NM Human Machine Interface for Network operations, with access for external partners through the CHMI or NOP Portal interfaces
NM interactive reporting
Network connectivity for data communication exchanges possibly through PENS (Pan European Network Service).
Recording, Statistics and Reporting
B2B web services
For any B2B Web services request related to the NMVP in the context of SESAR, please read and follow this procedure.