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Platform - Annex E to Technological Enablers Validation Report
Platform - Annex E to Technological Enablers Consolidated Validation Report
AIRBUS, THALES Avionics
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Transition 4D - ASAS - Annex D to Technological Enablers Validation Report
Transition 4D - ASAS - Annex D to Technological Enablers Consolidated Validation Report
AIRBUS
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ASAS Spacing - Annex C to Technological Enablers Validation Report
ASAS Spacing - Annex C to Technological Enablers Consolidated Validation Report
AIRBUS, THALES
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Air-Ground Initial 4D Mgt - Annex B to Technological Enablers Validation Report
Air-Ground Initial 4D Mgt - Annex B to Technological Enablers Consolidated Validation Report
AIRBUS, THALES
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4D Airborne Navigation Capability for CTA/RNP - Annex A to Technological Enablers Validation Report
ANNEX A - 4D AIRBORNE NAVIGATION CAPABILITY FOR CTA/RNP - annex to Technological Enablers Consolidated Validation Report
AIRBUS, THALES Avionics
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Technological Enablers Validation Report
The focus of the EP3 WP6 activity is the technical validation of Airborne and Ground Enablers linked to ATM Capability Level 2. Its objective is to reach a TRL4 for the tested functions. It corresponds to an early validation process that enables to refine the system specification of the function, to demonstrate that the function is feasible and measure function performances. The evaluation done in WP6 concentrated on ATM service level 2 (ready to be deployed in 2013). Two concept elements were studied in more details using an integrated air-ground industry based platform: - Initial 4D Trajectory Management The main objective was to assess the Initial 4D functionality relevance in regards to the ATM concept of operations. Secondary objective was to verify operational acceptance from a flight crew perspective and identify potential issues related to the function design. - ASAS Sequencing & Merging The 3 following manoeuvres were evaluated: Remain behind, Merge behind, and Radar vector then merge behind In addition, an RTA performance evaluation ran several batches of scenarios to collect statistical results on RTA precision achieved by the FMS. The successive batches were run varying key parameters, such as wind data.
AIRBUS, THALES
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Technical Validation Scenarios
Episode 3 is in charge of the initial validation of the operational concept as expressed by SESAR Task 2.2. The initial emphasis is to perform a system level assessment of the concept's ability to deliver the defined performance benefits in the 2020 timeframe. Episode 3 Work package 6 supports this system level assessment by validating air and ground functions linked to concept elements, whose Initial Operating Capability dates are around 2013-2015, and delivering initial performance and industrial feasibility elements paving the way towards the target concept. This document describes the scenarios to be used during technical validation activities.
AIRBUS
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Report on the Benefits of Using Airborne Data in Controller Tools
This document is a description of the work carried out by NATS investigating the potential benefits delivered to ground-based controller tools by use of parameters available from aircraft. It forms part of the technical validation activities in WP6 of the EP3 project, and delivers expert opinion on how tools and systems already available can be combined and enhanced to provide an important initial step towards full trajectory-based operations. The document also reviews existing research in this area of tools development, and seeks to highlight the benefits of combining aspects of several research projects with the common SESAR objective in mind. The research was carried out internally within NATS, with support from other EP3 WP6 contributors, and demonstrates that use of such parameters may offer considerable benefit to both air and ground partners in future operations.
NATS
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Requirements for Technical Validation
From the very beginning of the Episode 3 life cycle, the need has been identified to reconcile the understanding of the technical experts on the technical problematic behind the SESAR concept and the need for technical validation to support the operational validation activities performed in Episode 3. Workshops and collaborative remote working sessions have therefore been organized in order to identify the technical validation needs together with their operational consistency. This document aims at identifying, organizing and synthesising them, such that it could be used as the fundamental input for the requirements validation and traceability process.
EUROCONTROL
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Overall Description of the WP6 platform and its capabilities
Episode 3 is in charge of the initial validation of the operational concept as expressed by SESAR Task 2.2. The initial emphasis is to perform a system level assessment of the concept's ability to deliver the defined performance benefits in the 2020 timeframe. Episode 3 WP6.2 objective is to provide platform and tools on which to perform technical validation. This document describes the architecture of the technical validation platform, integrating already developed components from ground and airborne systems. It provides the main system capabilities and the adaptation required to cover the technical validation requirements defined in Episode 3 WP6.3.
AIRBUS
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TMA and Airports Consolidated Assessment Report
The consolidated validation report for the exercises performed in Episode 3 Work Package 5 "Airport and TMA". The objectives of Work Package 5 (WP5) of Episode 3 (EP3) were to: - Analyse methods and validation techniques to detail the SESAR concept of operation; - Assess the operational definition and feasibility of SESAR concept elements for the TMA and Airport; - Consolidate the results of WP5 (this report) and deliver them to EP3 WP2 for system integration and system assessment; - Consolidate the detailed operational requirements in accordance with results and proposed associated changes to the concept, and deliver these to EP3 WP2 for an integrated update of the concept elements.
NATS
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Report on the Prototyping of a dense TMA
This document reports the work carried out to assess the operability, from the controller perspective, of the SESAR-Implementation Package 2 (IP2) foreseen improvements of the route structures in a dense TMA, combined with the optimisation of descent procedures i.e. advanced continuous descent approach (A-CDA), controlled time of arrival (CTA) constraints, and with ASPA S&M (ASAS Spacing Sequencing & Merging) application.
EUROCONTROL
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Exercise Plan - Prototyping of a Dense TMA
This document describes the consolidated validation exercise plan for the four sessions of the Episode 3 Prototyping of a dense. It clarifies the work to be carried out for concept clarification, and more specifically to: - Assess the operability, from the controller perspective, of the SESAR-IP2 foreseen improvements of the route structures in a dense TMA, combined with the optimisation of descent procedures (A-CDA), controlled time of arrival (CTA) constraints, and with ASPA S&M (ASAS Spacing Sequencing & Merging) application. - Provide initial trends and qualitative assessment regarding the expected benefits in terms of safety, efficiency, predictability, environmental sustainability and capacity. The methodology consists in a series of four prototyping sessions of one week each in the SESAR Intermediate Timeframe TMA Environment. Taking into account outcomes from the TMA expert group in terms of scoping and direction, the series of experiments start by refining possible options (e.g. airspace, routes, scenarios), then aim to assess the operability and acceptability of P-RNAV, CDA, 4D and ASAS S&M. When relevant, initial trends on KPAs are looked for.
EUROCONTROL
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Simulation Report on Separation Management in the TMA
The Fast Time Simulation objective is to provide evidence on the expected increment of Capacity in High density TMAs through the implementation of new separation modes included in the SESAR Concept.
AENA
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Simulation Plan on Separation Management in the TMA
The fast-time simulation test a number of operational improvements related to the new separation modes in the TMA described in the SESAR Concept. The initial emphasis is on obtaining a system level assessment of the concept's ability to deliver the defined performance benefits in the 2020 time horizon corresponding to ATM Capability Level 2/3 and the second Implementation Package (IP 2). A sensitivity analysis will be done to provide guidelines on the required task load reduction needed from new support tools (Conflict Detection, Conflict Resolution and Monitoring tools). It also contains an exercise aiming at clarifying the transition process between a complex and structured TMA to a bigger one.
AENA
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Fast Time Simulation Report on Multi-Airport TMA Operations in the core area of Europe
Describes design, set-up and conduct of a fast time simulation experiment addressing Arrival Management and Trajectory Management to enable advanced Continuous Descent Approaches (CDAs) in a multi-airport Terminal Manoeuvring Area (TMA). The experiment was performed at NLR in Amsterdam, simulating the Dutch/Belgian/German airspace and the impact of SESAR on a multi-airport TMA environment by fast-time simulation.
NLR
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Fast Time Simulation Plan on Multi-Airport TMA Operations in the core area of Europe
This Fast Time Simulation will address Arrival Management and Trajectory Management - enabling advanced CDAs in a multi airport TMA.
NLR
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Runway Operations Fast Time Simulation Report
The objective of this Fast Time Simulation is to test a number of Operational Improvements which may lead to increased runway capacity, achieving maximum runway throughput in all weather conditions. This Report presents the results.
EUROCONTROL
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Runway Operations Fast Time Simulation Plan
To carry out a fast-time simulation that tests a number of operations which may lead to increased runway throughput, achieving the maximum runway capacity possible in all weather conditions. A first step in evaluating potential gains in terms of; - reduced runway occupancy time - recovery of lost aircraft movements in certain wind conditions - increased aircraft movements in certain wind conditions - increased runway throughput due to reduced wake turbulence separations for certain aircraft types - maintaining throughput in low visibility conditions as close as possible to the throughput achieved in visual conditions.
EUROCONTROL
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Airport Expert Group Report
Refining the planning processes and improvements proposed in SESAR using the latest developments in Total Airport Management. For this exercise, looking at the execution phase of the Trajectory, improvements in Runway and Apron/Taxiway] management were analysed. Additionally links between the planning and execution were identified. These links are principally the triggers for changes to the (planned) trajectory initiated during landing or departing of an aircraft (Execution Phase). The work of the expert group described in this report contributes to improving efficiency, predictability and capacity at the airport 'airside' activities whilst contributing to the overall EP3 objectives. The technical output of this exercise will be presented to SESAR WP6 (Airport Operations) and SESAR WP9 (Aircraft Systems).
NATS
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Airport Expert Group Plan
The WP5 Airport Expert Group is related to the clarification and refinement of: - Apron and Taxiway Management; - Runway Management The Expert Group will elaborate on the problems faced at the airport currently and review the SESAR concept to provide a realistic Airport Story in collaboration with the airport planning expert group (WP3.3.1). Collection and compilation of information from the Expert Group will be driven by regular meetings and discussions. Brainstorming exercises will also be used to refine and collect the group's views. The principal output will be an Airport Story Board showing the milestones and relevant information (this will be assumptions, roles, responsibilities and dependencies) to support changes in the plan when milestones (or targets) are met or missed. The Airport Story Board will also identify the Operational Experts judgement on realistic tolerances for aircraft departing or landing at an airport. Experts have been invited from ANSPs (specifically Airport Tower experts), airlines, ground handlers and airports to participate in this group. Additionally guest experts will participate to provide information on key topics such as Airport planning, Network Planning, TMA and En-Route operations in support of the Airport Expert Group objectives.
NATS
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TMA Expert Group Report
The TMA Expert Group has provided expert support regarding SESAR ConOps Arrival and Departure management processes. The TMA Expert Group has contributed to the Episode 3 objective to support SESAR Development Phase activities, and thus focusing on supporting the following activities: - Detail on key concept elements in SESAR; - Initial operability through focussed prototyping exercises and performance assessment of those key concepts (operability and performance studies); - Initial supporting technical needs impact assessment (technical impact); - Analysis of the available tools and gaps for SESAR concept validation (validation tools); and - Reporting on the validation methodology used in assessing the concept (validation methodology assessment).
LFV
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TMA Expert Group Plan
To support the preparation of the validation exercises, there is a need for preliminary work covering SESAR concept clarification. Part of this preliminary work is the main focus of the Episode 3 (EP3) Expert Groups. The present document describes the scope, work plan and expected results of the EP3 TMA Expert Group. The EP3 TMA Expert Group links the SESAR Concept of Operations and the validation exercises This Expert Group takes place before the EP3 WP5 TMA-related validation exercise, generating inputs for them and thus playing an important role in the validation process and in the achievement of EP3 objectives. The working method consists of a combination of facilitated meetings and questionnaire techniques applied to a group of selected individuals with specific knowledge within the areas of ATM operations and systems, airborne systems and aircraft operations. The primary outputs provided are a more detailed and documented understanding of how a future SESAR concept needs to operate as well as focus areas requiring specific evaluation in subsequent simulation or gaming exercises. The assumptions are corner stones for the validation exercises, as they have to adapt the real airspace and airports within the current ATM system to bring on the new SESAR concept elements. The EP3 TMA Expert Group provides assumptions and clarifications related to SESAR Operational Concept TMA working methods, procedures, airspace organisation/sectors, traffic delivery and aircraft performance to support the preparation and modelling of the validation exercises i.e. FTS and Prototyping sessions.
LFV
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Airport and TMA WP5 Validation Strategy
This document describes the Airport and TMA validation strategy of the Episode 3 project. It provides the necessary link between the SESAR Operational Concept and the validation activities in this project. The methodology is based on the E-OCVM approach of step 0 and step 1 following the EP3 validation guidelines. It will be used by the EP3 WP5 exercise leaders for elaboration of their detailed exercise plans. Due to the scope of the project this validation strategy describes an example of the approach how the ATM Target Concept could be further clarified and how cost-effective validation techniques could be applied in such an early stage of concept development. Moreover, an assessment will take place in some selected performance areas. The problem statement and the proposed solutions are derived from SESAR deliverable D1 through D5. They are linked to the Lines of Change and Operational Improvement steps. A first mapping and scoping of the envisaged validation exercises towards the Lines of Change and the Operational Improvement steps was undertaken. Consequently, some of the benefit areas will be addressed. The status of the current Research & Development activities in the airport and TMA area is analysed. As SESAR follows a performance oriented strategy the targets are set in terms of Key Performance Areas. A more detailed breakdown defines the Focus Areas and the associated Key Performance Indicators. The contribution of this validation strategy towards the focus areas is provided. Finally, the validation tools and techniques for each exercise are defined. Two experts groups interact with the three defined Fast Time Simulations and the prototyping session. The Fast Time Simulations specifically address the runway capacity problem, a multi-airport TMA and the new trajectory management solutions such as Continuous Descent Approach or PRNAV routes. The prototyping session is defined with Human-in-the-Loop simulations that help gain first insight into operational acceptability of the proposed procedures. The results of all exercises will be used for concept clarification and consolidation of the learning on the application of the E-OCVM.
DFS
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En-Route Consolidated Assessment Report
The consolidated validation exercise report for all exercises performed in Episode 3Work Package 4 "En route and Traffic Management". EP3 WP4 objectives were as follows: - Analyse methods and validation techniques to detail the SESAR concept of operation; - Assess the operational definition and feasibility of SESAR concept elements for the en route execution phase. Results were obtained through expert group, gaming exercises, model-based fast-time simulations and prototyping sessions. Gaming exercises and expert groups assess the overall feasibility of the process, including roles, rules to be applied, operational procedures and interfaces.
DFS
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