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Applying Pilot Models for Safer Aircraft

Objective

The A-PiMod proposal addresses improved flight safety by proposing a new approach to human centred cockpit design, which expands the understanding of the human factor in joint human-machine system, taking into account increasing levels of operational complexity and new operational concepts (SESAR). The project will advance concepts for a fully adaptive and human centered automation, through the integration of Pilot behavioural and cognitive models with automation models – resulting in the generation of real time inferences about the Pilot state and mental picture. With this capability it will be able to support, in an adaptive and cooperative way, the total set of functions (both human and automation) necessary to the achievement of a safe flight under a performance driven ATM system (SESAR). In order to do so, the A-PiMod concept depends on an innovative multimodal human-machine interface, which provides a higher level of human-machine interactivity. This advanced interface will be coupled to a dynamic risk assessment evaluation tool, which enables the detection of potential safety gaps due to loss of Situational Awareness for example. This will further enhance the safety improvements of the proposed A-PiMOD human centred automation design, and associated cockpit interface. In addition, the project will advance new training concepts and allied interactive training tools, exploiting real time pilot or crew state inference. This will ensure that pilots become better and faster aware of the new design philosophy and of how to interact with the new systems. In addition to the extensive cockpit based validation exercises, more system based evaluations will be undertaken, to understand the broader safety and operational impact of the A-PiMOD system. Together with the A-PiMod Advisory Board and the industry participation, this will ensure that project results are taken up by the market in the earliest possible phase of new cockpit design.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2013-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 653 880
Administrative Contact
Thomas Richter

Participants (7)

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 454 107
Address
V Parku 2325/16 Chodov
148 00 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miroslav Matoušek (Mr.)
OFFIS EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 576 225
Address
Escherweg 2
26121 Oldenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andreas Lüdtke (Dr.)
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 540 475
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059CM Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Joris Roessingh (Dr.)
KITE SOLUTIONS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 384 550
Address
Contrada Costa 9
21034 Cocquio Trevisago Va
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlo Cacciabue (Mr.)
VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 322 400
Address
Antoninska 548/1
601 90 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Adam Herout (Dr.)
SYMBIO CONCEPTS & PRODUCTS SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 181 344
Address
Sur Les Coteaux 26
4690 Bassenge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Denis Javaux (Mr.)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 359 680
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)