DARSSY or Desktop ATC Radar Simulation System, is a state of the art Air Traffic Control simulator that focuses on simplicity, user experience and unbeatable Radar client User Interface realism. It is a cost-effective simulator running on common desktop PCs and does not require any dedicated, expensive or hard to find hardware.
DARSSY can simulate En-route, Approach and Ground Radar situations. All sessions can be recorded for replay and further assessment or training. Scripting unlocks the ability to control and tweak almost every aspect of the simulator.
DARSSY Controller client is designed for realism. Accurate User Interface simulation is deployed to give the trainee an as close to reality as possible feeling when using the client. DARSSY Controller client is modular allowing any front-end to be used. You can choose any of the existing clients or you can have us create a custom solution for you. You can even build your own CWP user interface using the SDK provided!
Real challenge for ATC simulator pseudopilot is that one person is responsible for tasks that in real life would be performed by many different pilots. All these without any mistakes or the trainees' exercise is ruined. DARSSY Pilot client is designed to solve that problem and take as much of that workload out of the pseudopilot and towards the system. Pilot client has been designed for simplicity and flexibility.
It can work in any configuration, with or without strips, with or without dashboard and it provides several ways of command passing, through the track label, through the dashboard or simply by right clicking the flight track. Even a command line interface is available for passing commands. Track colorization is used to specify different flight states and increase situation awareness. DARSSY Pilot puts an end in printed scenarios as it introduces a sophisticated electronic scenario system. Electronic scenario can be controlled by scripting, giving unlimited customization and tuning opportunities.
Creating and amending ATC scenarios with DARSSY is straightforward and intuitive. Flights can be created with drag and drop, route can be edited by choosing points on the map and all other details of the flight can be set through a compact and intuitive dialog. DARSSY scenario editor is smart enough to memorize frequently used routes and allow you to reuse them as you progress, saving you precious time during exercise design. Also you can preview the exercise from within the editor from any time point desired, saving time while tuning the exercise.
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Session Recording and replay
All sessions are recorded so that they can be replayed at some later time. Sessions can even be restored and played from any point and beyond.
Radar head simulation
Radar signals are simulated by using a technique similar to raycasting for emulating terrain blind areas. Terrain data come from SRTM project.
Ground radar has been taken one step further and it can be used to assist pseudopilot in handling takeoffs more efficiently, avoiding unwanted traffics when a plane lands or performs missed approach while another flight takes off.
DARSSY was first installed in Athens ACC location in 2012 for running en-route (ACC) scenarios initially. In the years to come and with significant amount of work, the product was finalized and adapted to the demanding environment of approach simulation.
As of 2014 DARSSY is installed and fully operational in the following locations within the Hellenic airspace system:
If it's not clear and obvious yet, let us summarize:
With hundreds of unit tests guarding our codebase you can rest assured that any upgrade will only boost your work and productivity.
Utilization of modern technologies plus careful UX design have reduced the learning curve of DARSSY and increased productivity.
DARSSY has been designed with extensibility in mind. It can simulate any RADAR user interface to allow as close to reality as possible training.
The provided SDK plus the DJ-API scripting give the final touch in the already feature-rich simulator.