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EATS - Efficient Air Transport System

Obiettivo

The Efficient Air Transport System (EATS) project aims to develop three research topics.

The first research topic addresses the development of innovative algorithms for Self-Separation. It constitutes an extension of the already consolidated competences acquired by CIRA in this research area, aiming to introduce optimization aspects to increase the efficiency of the maneuvers (reduction of fuel consumption) into the already developed methodologies for the Traffic Avoidance. The second research topic addresses the development of innovative algorithms for Collision Avoidance and constitutes the extension of the already acquired competences of CIRA in this area. Finally, the third research topic addresses the development of algorithms for the optimization of TMA operations and constitutes a new research topic with respect to the consolidated activities of CIRA. The application scenarios of the technologies considered in the project include both the en-route phase of the flight and the TMA (Terminal Maneuvering Area) flight phase, where higher airspace density volumes represent more critical applications (for instance, in the proximity of main airports).

Attività nel progetto CIRA

Development and implementation of algorithms and software for Efficient Separation Assurance (ESA), airborne and ground-based, to be used as a support to the decision making of pilots and controllers and/or as an automatic function. These algorithms constitute the Separation Assurance enabling technologies for the implementation of the delegation of the separation responsibility to the pilot (on-board or remote), as foreseen in the SESAR framework under specific conditions. They also constitute enabling technologies for the reduction of the workload of the ground controller in presence of high traffic density in the assigned sector, aiming, at the same time, to the management of separations in an efficient manner in terms of reduction of the fuel consumption associated with the separation maneuvers.

 

Efficient separation assurance manoeuver with respect to two conflicting vehicles


Development and implementation of algorithms and software for Emergency Collision Avoidance (ECA), airborne and ground-based, to be used as emergency automatic function in case of malfunction and/or failures of the Efficient Separation Assurance (ESA) system. These algorithms constitute the enabling technologies of Collision Avoidance for emergency automatic backup of the Separation Assurance System and the automatic support to the pilot (on-board or remote) in presence of mid-air collision risk.


Collision avoidance manoeuver based on spiral trajectory


Development and implementation of algorithms and software for Sequencing and Merging and for Curved and Continuous Descent Approach, aiming to the optimization and automation of flight operations in TMA (Enhanced Operations Management, EOM). These algorithms constitute the enabling technologies for increasing the operations efficiency in terminal areas near airports, in order to reduce the environmental impact while preserving the safety in presence of high traffic volumes.


Curved continuous descent approach trajectory elaborated towards the Torino Caselle airport

Programma

The project is funded by CIRA through the PRO.R.A.

  • data inizio: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
  • durata: 30.00
Friday, November 18, 2016
124
Monday, February 13, 2017
EATS
Environmental Impact of Air Transport
Navigation/Flight Management/Autoland, Warning Systems, Optimisation of Aircraft Performance, Decision Support Systems, Autonomous operation, Airspace management, ATM Automated Support

 

 

EATS - Efficient Air Transport System<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/IATA%20EATS%20FIGURA%201.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/safety-e-security-air-transport/eats/EATS - Efficient Air Transport SystemEATS - Efficient Air Transport System<p style="text-align:justify;">The Efficient Air Transport System (EATS) project aims to develop three research topics.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The first research topic addresses the development of innovative algorithms for Self-Separation. It constitutes an extension of the already consolidated competences acquired by CIRA in this research area, aiming to introduce optimization aspects to increase the efficiency of the maneuvers (reduction of fuel consumption) into the already developed methodologies for the Traffic Avoidance. The second research topic addresses the development of innovative algorithms for Collision Avoidance and constitutes the extension of the already acquired competences of CIRA in this area. Finally, the third research topic addresses the development of algorithms for the optimization of TMA operations and constitutes a new research topic with respect to the consolidated activities of CIRA. The application scenarios of the technologies considered in the project include both the en-route phase of the flight and the TMA (Terminal Maneuvering Area) flight phase, where higher airspace density volumes represent more critical applications (for instance, in the proximity of main airports).</p><p>The project is funded by CIRA through the PRO.R.A.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Development and implementation of algorithms and software for Efficient Separation Assurance (ESA), airborne and ground-based, to be used as a support to the decision making of pilots and controllers and/or as an automatic function. These algorithms constitute the Separation Assurance enabling technologies for the implementation of the delegation of the separation responsibility to the pilot (on-board or remote), as foreseen in the SESAR framework under specific conditions. They also constitute enabling technologies for the reduction of the workload of the ground controller in presence of high traffic density in the assigned sector, aiming, at the same time, to the management of separations in an efficient manner in terms of reduction of the fuel consumption associated with the separation maneuvers.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img class="ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://webtest.ciraext.local/PublishingImages/IATA%20EATS%20FIGURA%201.png?RenditionID=3" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><span lang="EN-GB">Efficient separation assurance manoeuver with respect to two conflicting vehicles</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p><span lang="EN-US">Development and implementation of algorithms and software for Emergency Collision Avoidance (ECA), airborne and ground-based, to be used as emergency automatic function in case of malfunction and/or failures of the Efficient Separation Assurance (ESA) system. These algorithms constitute the enabling technologies of Collision Avoidance for emergency automatic backup of the Separation Assurance System and the automatic support to the pilot (on-board or remote) in presence of mid-air collision risk.</span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="http://webtest.ciraext.local/PublishingImages/IATA%20EATS%20FIGURA%202.png?RenditionID=3" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;">Collision avoidance manoeuver based on spiral trajectory</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Development and implementation of algorithms and software for Sequencing and Merging and for Curved and Continuous Descent Approach, aiming to the optimization and automation of flight operations in TMA (Enhanced Operations Management, EOM). These algorithms constitute the enabling technologies for increasing the operations efficiency in terminal areas near airports, in order to reduce the environmental impact while preserving the safety in presence of high traffic volumes.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="http://webtest.ciraext.local/PublishingImages/IATA%20EATS%20FIGURA%203.jpg?RenditionID=3" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span lang="EN-GB">Curved continuous descent approach trajectory elaborated towards the Torino Caselle airport</span></p>2015-08-31T22:00:00Z30.0000000000000

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Rappresentazione di una manovra di collision avoidance basata su una traiattoria a spiralehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=257Rappresentazione di una manovra di collision avoidance basata su una traiattoria a spiraleImagehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/IATA%20EATS%20FIGURA%202.png
Rappresentazione di una traiettoria di approccio di tipo curved continuous descent verso l’aeroporto di Torino Casellehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=255Rappresentazione di una traiettoria di approccio di tipo curved continuous descent verso l’aeroporto di Torino CaselleImagehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/IATA%20EATS%20FIGURA%203.jpg

 Activities

 

 

Study on Continuous Descent Operation for Efficient Air Transport System<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/IATA%20EATS%20FIGURA%201.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/safety-e-security-air-transport/eats/study-on-continuous-descent-operation-for-efficient-air/Study on Continuous Descent Operation for Efficient Air Transport SystemStudy on Continuous Descent Operation for Efficient Air Transport SystemThis paper provides a study of Curved and Continuous Descent Approach concept for the future efficient flight operations in TMA. 2016-07-26T22:00:00Z