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GRADE - GNSS Solutions for Increased GA and Rotorcraft Airport Accessibility Demonstration

Obiettivo

Within the SESAR1 program, innovative procedures for the approach and landing phases, based on the use of GNSS technology (enhanced by the EGNOS service or by GBAS stations), have been defined and validated by using Commercial Aviation aircraft. The GRADE project aims at demonstrating the applicability of the aforementioned procedures (called SESAR solutions) to General Aviation aircraft and rotorcraft, in order to:

  • improve (with affordable cost) the safety and accessibility at airports for such aircraft;
  • facilitate the integration of these aircraft in airspace and airports where SESAR concepts and technologies are implemented.

 

Specifically, the project aims to demonstrate the following SESAR solutions:

  • Solution #51 – "Enhanced terminal operations with RNP transition to LPV",
  • Solution #55 – "Precision approaches using GBAS CAT II/III",
  • Solution #103 – "Approach Procedure with vertical guidance",
  • Solution #113 – "Optimised Low Level Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) routes for rotorcraft".

Regarding the technological aspects needed for the execution of the above solutions, the project will focus on:

  • the use of GNSS EGNOS and GBAS navigation algorithms able to guarantee the required navigation precision;
  • Portable not certified PFDs to support pilot decisions.

GRADE's goal will be achieved by performing in-flight trials and real-time hardware and pilot in the loop simulations. The flight trials will be conducted at two different sites:

  • in the Italian airspace at Capua airport, using CIRA's experimental FLARE flight platform;
  • in the German airspace at the Braunschweig airport, using a Cessna 172N supplied by the University of Braunschweig and the experimental ACT / FHS helicopter provided by the DLR.

Test results will be analyzed using the performance indicators defined in the SESAR program and will be used to support regulatory, standardization and certification activities.

 

From a programmatic point of view, the GRADE project's schedule includes two activity loops, focused respectively on real-time simulation demo and in-flight trials. Each loop consists of the following phases:

  • Demonstration preparation
  • Demonstration execution
  • Demonstration analysis

Currently, the demonstration preparation phase for the real time simulation demo is almost completed.

 

Attività nel progetto CIRA

 

In the framework of this project, CIRA is responsible for the following activities:

  • Project management and coordination
  • Demonstration scenario definition
  • Customization of the navigation algorithms based on the GNSS technology and needed for the demonstration of the SESAR solutions applicable to fixed wing aircraft
  • Preparation and execution of the fixed wing aircraft real time simulations
  • Preparation and execution of the flight trials at Capua airport
  • Analysis of demonstration results.

 

Programma

This project has received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 783170.

  • data inizio: Tuesday, January 2, 2018
  • durata: 24.00
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
187
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
GRADE
On Board Systems and ATM, Safety and Security, Aeronautics - Technology Integration and Flight Demostrators, Environmental Impact of Air Transport
The project aims to demonstrate, through in-flight trials, the ability of General Aviation aircraft and rotorcraft to take advantage of the concepts developed in the SESAR1 program, in order to facilitate the integration of these aircraft into airspace and airports where the SESAR concepts are implemented.
Aircraft Avionics, Systems & Equipment, Human Factors, Air Traffic Management, Navigation Systems, Overall ATM, Cockpit Systems, Visualisation & Display Systems, Navigation/Flight Management/Autoland
Guidance Navigation and Control Lab
http://www.gradeproject.eu

 

 

GRADE - GNSS Solutions for Increased GA and Rotorcraft Airport Accessibility Demonstration<img alt="" src="https://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/GRADEWEB900x386.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/sistemi-di-bordo-e-atm/grade/GRADE - GNSS Solutions for Increased GA and Rotorcraft Airport Accessibility DemonstrationGRADE - GNSS Solutions for Increased GA and Rotorcraft Airport Accessibility Demonstration<p style="text-align:justify;">Within the SESAR1 program, innovative procedures for the approach and landing phases, based on the use of GNSS technology (enhanced by the EGNOS service or by GBAS stations), have been defined and validated by using Commercial Aviation aircraft. The GRADE project aims at demonstrating the applicability of the aforementioned procedures (called SESAR solutions) to General Aviation aircraft and rotorcraft, in order to:</p><ul><li>improve (with affordable cost) the safety and accessibility at airports for such aircraft;</li><li>facilitate the integration of these aircraft in airspace and airports where SESAR concepts and technologies are implemented.</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Specifically, the project aims to demonstrate the following SESAR solutions:</p><ul><li>Solution #51 – "Enhanced terminal operations with RNP transition to LPV", </li><li>Solution #55 – "Precision approaches using GBAS CAT II/III", </li><li>Solution #103 – "Approach Procedure with vertical guidance", </li><li>Solution #113 – "Optimised Low Level Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) routes for rotorcraft". </li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Regarding the technological aspects needed for the execution of the above solutions, the project will focus on:</p><ul><li>the use of GNSS EGNOS and GBAS navigation algorithms able to guarantee the required navigation precision;</li><li>Portable not certified PFDs to support pilot decisions.</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">GRADE's goal will be achieved by performing in-flight trials and real-time hardware and pilot in the loop simulations. The flight trials will be conducted at two different sites:</p><ul><li>in the Italian airspace at Capua airport, using CIRA's experimental FLARE flight platform;</li><li>in the German airspace at the Braunschweig airport, using a Cessna 172N supplied by the University of Braunschweig and the experimental ACT / FHS helicopter provided by the DLR. </li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Test results will be analyzed using the performance indicators defined in the SESAR program and will be used to support regulatory, standardization and certification activities.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">From a programmatic point of view, the GRADE project's schedule includes two activity loops, focused respectively on real-time simulation demo and in-flight trials. Each loop consists of the following phases:</p><ul><li>Demonstration preparation</li><li>Demonstration execution</li><li>Demonstration analysis </li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Currently, the demonstration preparation phase for the real time simulation demo is almost completed.</p><p> </p><p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>This project has received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 783170.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In the framework of this project, CIRA is responsible for the following activities:</p><ul><li>Project management and coordination</li><li>Demonstration scenario definition</li><li>Customization of the navigation algorithms based on the GNSS technology and needed for the demonstration of the SESAR solutions applicable to fixed wing aircraft</li><li>Preparation and execution of the fixed wing aircraft real time simulations</li><li>Preparation and execution of the flight trials at Capua airport</li><li>Analysis of demonstration results.</li></ul><p> </p>2018-01-01T23:00:00Z24.0000000000000

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 Activities

 

 

Successfully Completed at CIRA the First Real Time Simulation Campaign with Hardware and Human in the Loop of the GRADE project<img alt="" src="https://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/grade2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/sistemi-di-bordo-e-atm/grade/completata-al-cira-la-prima-campagna-di-simulazioni-real-time-with-hardware-and-human-in-the-loop-per-il-progetto-grade/Successfully Completed at CIRA the First Real Time Simulation Campaign with Hardware and Human in the Loop of the GRADE projectSuccessfully Completed at CIRA the First Real Time Simulation Campaign with Hardware and Human in the Loop of the GRADE projectWithin the framework of the GRADE project, the first campaign of Real Time Simulations with Hardware and Human in the Loop has been successfully completed by using the CIRA simulation facility. 2018-11-04T23:00:00Z
Successfully Completed at CIRA the Flight Trials of the GRADE project<img alt="" src="https://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Partecipanti-all-Open-Day-GRADE.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/sistemi-di-bordo-e-atm/grade/successfully-completed-at-cira-the-flight-trials-of-the-grade-project/Successfully Completed at CIRA the Flight Trials of the GRADE projectSuccessfully Completed at CIRA the Flight Trials of the GRADE projectAs part of the European GRADE project, funded by SESAR JU, the in-flight demonstration campaign of SESAR solutions based on GNSS technology applicable to General Aviation aircraft was successfully completed at Capua airport.2019-10-23T22:00:00Z