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Immersive Semantics-based Virtual Environments for the Design and Validation of Human-centred Aircraft Cockpits

Objective

New tools are needed for the design and evaluation of aircraft cockpits with a high level of flexibility and low-cost. Virtual prototyping has been widely used. A great challenge today is though to provide methods and tools that seamlessly integrate low-level 3D geometries with domain-specific knowledge and intelligence.
i-VISION will combine methods and technologies from 3 distinct areas of research, namely Human Factors, Semantics and Virtual Reality, into advanced design and validation tools. It’s S&T objectives are:
•Analysis of Human-Cockpit Operations. Advanced human factors methods will be used for recording and analysing human procedures and tasks within a virtual cockpit. Semantic Web technologies will facilitate the simultaneous access to and processing of both geometric information and human factors related domain-knowledge.
•Definition and implementation of a Semantic Virtual Cockpit. Semantic Web technologies will be used to enrich a pure geometric data set with semantic annotations. Intelligence and knowledge about procedures and cockpit concepts will be added to the VR-based simulation.
•Development of a Virtual Cockpit Design Environment. An advanced VR-based environment will be delivered, which will serve as a reusable and low-cost simulation testbed for experimenting with various configurations and set-ups of virtual cockpits.
i-VISION developments will support human factors design and validation activities in aircraft cockpits during the early phases of the product life-cycle. They will help integrate domain knowledge and intelligence in the virtual cockpits, thus turning them into more cohesive, comprehensive and reliable design tools. Thus, they will help reducing significantly the development costs and time-to-market.
i-VISION Consortium includes representatives from all major R&D stakeholders, including end users, research partners and IT vendors.
i-VISION has been endorsed by the European Aeronautics Science Network.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/geometry
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/semantic web
  • /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

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 504 800
Administrative Contact
Vasso Velaora (Mrs.)

Participants (6)

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 164 682
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Julia Lobbes
AIRBUS GROUP SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 211 474
Address
2 Rond-point Emile Dewoitine
31700 Blagnac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Julie Fosse (Ms.)
OPTIS
France
EU contribution
€ 471 600
Address
Rue Parmentier Ze De La Farlede
83078 Toulon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jacques Delacour (Mr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 314 000
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreas Harth (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 270 057
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Neville Stanton (Prof.)
EASN TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SERVICES BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 57 600
Address
Terweidenstraat 28
3440 Budingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Papadopoulos (Dr.)