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GNSS Solutions for Increased GA and Rotorcraft Airport Accessibility Demonstration

Objective

"The project main objective is the demonstration of General Aviation and Rotorcraft capability to benefit from the concepts developed in the SESAR programme, in order to facilitate their integration into airspace and airports where the SESAR concepts and technologies are implemented. This objective will be achieved through live flight trials and preparatory Real-Time Simulation campaign, with hardware and humans in the loop, which will be focused on both procedural issues and technological aspects related to Global Navigation Satellite System technologies and simultaneous non-interfering operations. Specifically, the GRADE project will demonstrate in flight, by using GA aircraft and Rotorcraft equipped with non-certified or specific on-board equipment, the following existing SESAR Solutions: Solution #51 – “Enhanced terminal operations with LPV procedures”, Solution #55 – “Precision approaches using GBAS CAT II/III”, Solution #103 – “Approach Procedure with vertical guidance”, Solution #113 – “Optimised Low Level IFR routes for rotorcraft”. The project will also focus on technological aspects, testing in flight the following products, already available within the consortium and suitably customized to fit the above listed SESAR Solutions: GNSS EGNOS and GBAS navigation algorithms able to guarantee the applicable RNP; Portable non certified Primary Flight Display to support pilot decisions and operations. The live flight trials will be conducted at two different sites and using three different aircrafts (two fixed-wing and one rotary aircraft). Flight tests data and information will be collected and analysed by taking into account relevant applicable SESAR Key Performance Areas and suitably performance indices. Performance evaluation and lessons learnt will represent the outcome of the project and will be made available to support regulation, standardisation and certification activities, as well as the integration of GA and rotorcraft with commercial aviation."

Call for proposal

H2020-SESAR-2016-2
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Coordinator

C.I.R.A. CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Address
Via Maiorise
81043 Capua
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 386 375

Participants (6)

DARJAVNO PREDPRIYATIE RAKOVODSTVO NA VAZDUSHNOTO DVIJENIE TPP
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 56 300,13
Address
Brussels Boulevard 1
1540 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 254 812,50
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
MALTA AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES LIMITED
Malta
EU contribution
€ 67 109
Address
Malta International Airport
LQA 5000 Luqa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEXTANT APPLICATIONS & INNOVATIVE SOLUTION SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 77 043,75
Address
Via Andrea Noale 345A
00155 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 195 625
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI PARTHENOPE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 118 750
Address
Via Ammiraglio Ferdinando Acton 38
80133 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments