magicIFP main features
magicIFP main features are:
- Developed in accordance with the most recent ICAO recommendations and requirements for PBN procedures design, coding and validation.
- User defines the Instrument Flight Procedure (IFP) to be assessed through the user interface of the application.
- Aircraft desired path is calculated on the basis of the ARINC 424 path terminators used in the IFP design, the ICAO PANS-OPS design rules, and the RTCA requirements applicable to GPS and SBAS avionics.
- Aircraft flyable trajectory is simulated taking into account FMS capabilities, a well proven aircraft performances database, and the meteorological conditions
- Ground validation and flight validation reports, describing all the checks performed to validate the ICAO recommendations and requirements, are generated automatically.
- Ground validation and flight validation KML files are generated also automatically to let the user analyse other relevant issues (e.g. terrain, airspace).
Specific magicIFP features for ground validation are:
- User defines the flyability scenarios in terms of aircraft model and FMS capabilities (e.g. wind compensation, temperature compensation), initial aircraft state (weight, IAF, altitude, IAS), aircraft failures (e.g. one engine inoperative) and atmospheric conditions (temperature deviation wrt ISA and tail wind altitude profile).
Specific magicIFP features for flight validation are:
- User uploads a RINEX GPS L1 L2 file and a barometric altitude file recorded during a flight trial.
- User may upload the SBAS messages recorded during the flight trial, or let the tool automatically download them from an operational SBAS repository.
- Actual trajectory flown by the aircraft is determined automatically with centimetre accuracy.