Simulation is a capability at the core of our services. We use it to test ideas, generate evidence of system performance, gain user feedback and train the operators. Simulation offers many benefits. It allows you to test new concepts, systems or operators in a realistic way without using your actual platform or compromising operational safety.
Our approach to simulation is based on concept maturity. Think Research will help you develop a simulation strategy according to your objectives, budget, resource and timescales. Our strategy can cover rapid, low cost activities for less mature ideas or concepts, up to large scale activities for pre-operational concepts and systems. Our experience covers all the traditional techniques such as prototyping, fast-time simulation, real-time simulation, human-in-the-loop, shadow mode trials, flight trials and operational trials.
What can we do to help?
At Think Research we have planned, conducted, analysed and reported on over 150 real time human-in-the-loop simulations in the last decade. We have assessed changes to central European airspace; concepts for aircraft self-separation in the Mediterranean; Departure Managers at a major Scandinavian airport; the implementation of a radical new industrial platform in the UK; and many, many more.
We can plan a simulation better than anyone else. We can manage a simulation more effectively than any other consultancy. We can report on the simulation results quicker than you ever thought possible.
Our team have also been involved in a wide variety of projects using Fast Time Simulation for customers in UK, Europe and the Middle East. The team also includes members with flying and air traffic control experience, enabling us to engage with our customer at the appropriate level to understand their operation in detail.
We are trained and experienced in using AirTOp (ATC Fast Time Simulator and Air Traffic Optimizer) – the advanced and powerful simulation platform developed specifically for use within the air traffic management industry. It is used by the majority of leading airports, ANSPs and consultancies.
All the simulation work conducted by Think Research is operationally focused. Every simulation should give a return on investment and, through careful planning, execution, analysis and reporting, we ensure that investment is realised.
These activities are too valuable to leave to chance. Think Research are simulation specialists and understand the uses, benefits, considerations and methods better than any other consultancy.