PJ.10 - Controller Tools and Team Organisation for the Provision of Separation in Air Traffic Management (PROSA) | BULATSA

PJ.10 - Controller Tools and Team Organisation for the Provision of Separation in Air Traffic Management (PROSA)

Status: 
active

Title of Proposal:

SESAR.IR-VLD.Wave1-00-2015 PJ.10 Separation Management En-Route and TMA

Grant Agreement number: 734143 (H2020-SESAR-2015-2/H2020-SESAR-2015-2)

Timeframe:

According to the SESAR2020 Multi Annual Program: 2016 – 2019

Solution:

PJ.10 - 02a - Improved performance in the provision of separation

Project description:

The work aims to improve the separation (tactical layer) in the en-route and TMA operational environments through improved ground trajectory prediction. This is achieved using existing information on lateral and vertical clearances that are known by the ground system, airborne information and data derived from meteorological services.

Objective:

This Solution aims at improving the provision of separation (tactical layer). Vertical and longitudinal separation are ensured by tactical ATC intervention; however, these instructions are limited as much as possible through the use of enhanced tools and aircraft data which allows predicting with high probability the future aircraft positions. Conformance monitoring assists the controller in maintaining situational awareness by assisting in specific routine tasks. For the detection of potential conflicts and the resolution support, both surveillance separation and wake vortex separation are considered. CD/R support will be based on improved ground trajectory prediction and potential controller actions. Further functions will be e.g. automatic conflict dilution and conformance monitoring.

Related Communication-Navigation-Surveillance (CNS) needs exist for air-ground data link for the provision of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C) EPP service and Controlled Time of Arrival (CTA) / Controlled Time Over (CTO) exchange as well as availability of RNP/RNAV capabilities. Improved meteorological services are required for enhanced trajectory predictions and the yellow profile services for SWIM.

Initial maturity at the end of SESAR 1 is V1. V2 and V3 maturity will be reached in Wave 1. Outstanding R&D needs comprise the use of improved trajectory predictors reducing the number of nuisance alerts, in particular use of aircraft EPP data, calculation of wind data and further enhancing the accuracy of conflict detections by using the Mode S enhanced data set. Moreover, the use of these advanced support tools in other team organisations than the traditional one Executive – one Planner environment and the application of these tools in Free Route and Flight Centric airspace configurations needs to be investigated.

Solution:

PJ.10 – 02b - Advanced Separation Management

Project description:

This work aims to further improve the quality of services of separation management in the en-route and TMA operational environments by introducing automation mechanisms and integrating additional information (ATC intent, aircraft intent).

Objective:

This SESAR Solution aims at increasing the quality of services of separation management by introducing automation mechanisms. This will result in reduced control workload, reduced separation buffers and facilitates new controller team organisation. Vertical and longitudinal separations are ensured by interventions recommended by the automated system and to be confirmed by controllers. In exceptional cases, controller intervention is still required. Controllers are assisted in their separation tasks by technical functionalities using advanced data that increase the quality of provided services. These comprise e.g. further improved ground trajectory prediction, resolution support providing effects on flight efficiency to allow for prioritisation; nearly automatic conflict dilution applied to mixed equipped fleet as well as improved conformance monitoring that takes into account the calculated ground system trajectories.

Related CNS needs exist for air-ground data link for the provision of ADS-C EPP service and CTA/CTO exchange as well as availability of RNP/RNAV capabilities. A meteorological Nowcast for wind-based Mode S reporting and identification of “No Fly” zones is also needed.

Initial maturity at the end of SESAR1 is V0. V1 maturity will be reached in Wave 1 while V2 and V3 maturity is planned for Wave 2. Outstanding R&D needs comprise further improvements and synchronisation of the airborne and ground trajectory by integrating the ATC intent and airborne intent, consideration of ground trajectory (ATC) constraints, more automated resolution support allowing a better flight efficiency and prioritization of better-equipped aircraft. Moreover, human performance aspects and operational procedures need to be adapted to ensure resilience in a more automated environment.