LEIF Exchange: Projects

Faizan Haque

  • involved student Faizan Haque  →
  • type of project Student Exchange Project
  • period of time 2012/01 — 2012/04
  • exchange from University of Waterloo (Collaborative Systems Laboratory) to Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (Interactive Computing Laboratory)


The current environment used by French air traffic controllers mixes digital visualization such as radar screens and tangible artifacts such as paper strips. Tangible artifacts do not allow controllers to update the system with the instructions they give to pilots. Previous attempts at replacing them in France failed to prove efficient. Strip’TIC is a novel system for ATC that mixes augmented paper and digital pens with vision-based tracking and augmented rear and front projection. The system is now working and has enabled us to run workshops with actual controllers to study the role of writing and tangibility in ATC.

The goals of this project are:

  • Optimize the image tracking sub-system using GPU processing, and

  • Investigate the use a multi-touch input system in addition to the digital pen