During this phase, the proposed piece of automation proceeds through several steps prior to system-wide deployment. This includes validation and verification (V&V) of design documents and specifications, operational test and evaluation, operational suitability evaluation (measure of how well a product can be integrated for field use considering factors such as compatibility, reliability, human performance factors, safety, training, etc.), and the correction and closure of identified issues during testing. At the conclusion of these efforts, the automation system is ready for system-wide deployment.
|The story of iFACTS – An Example of Ground-Breaking Automation Implementation at NATS||NATS|
|Electronic Flight Data (EFD)||NATS|
|Implementation of Electronic Flight Progress Strip (EFPS) System||NATS|
|Passive Final Approach Spacing Tool (pFAST)||FAA|
|Runway Incursion / Occupancy Warning System Utilizing E-strips||LFV|
|Traffic Management Advisor (TMA)||FAA|
|Austro Control’s Journey to TopSky from a Human Factors Perspective||Austro Control|
|User Request and Evaluation Tool (URET)||FAA|
New Automation concepts are identified and defined to address operational needs.
Automation is finalized and prepared for system-wide deployment.
The newly developed automation system is integrated into existing operations.
Automation is deployed into operations where it is monitored and maintained.