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Capacity Optimisation in TrajecTory-based OperatioNs

Objective

Capacity Management proposed by SESAR 2020 is achieved by applying advanced airspace management processes materialised in the management of Dynamic Airspace Configurations (DAC) solution. DAC solution develops sector design, sector configurations and opening schemes processes to optimise the use of the available capacity and balance the ATC workload. Flight Centric ATC solution strengthens Capacity Management by providing additional flexibility and cost-effectiveness as it proposes that controllers are no longer in charge of managing the entire traffic within a given sector. Capacity Management processes benefit from combining these two solutions increasing flexibility in case of “sudden” demand/capacity changes.
Trajectory-Based Operations (TBO) allows obtaining reliable information related to trajectory uncertainty thanks to the better reliability of the available trajectory information. Assessment and definition of a proper use of this trajectory uncertainty information within Capacity Management processes will significantly enforce its effectiveness. Optimisation of the Capacity Management processes can be achieved not only incorporating the abovementioned trajectory uncertainty into their associated demand and capacity model, but also developing trajectory-based complexity metrics more suitable to the most innovative aspects of DAC and Flight Centric solutions.
COTTON aim is to maximise the effectiveness of the Capacity Management processes in TBO taking full advantage of the available trajectory information. Three sub-objectives are identified:
1. Improve the use of trajectory-based complexity and workload assessment to support Capacity Management enabled by Trajectory-Based Operations (TBO) including uncertainty.
2. Identify and promote the benefits of Trajectory-Based Operations to develop innovative demand/capacity models based on Dynamic Airspace Configuration and Flight Centric ATC solutions.
3. Explore DAC and Flight Centric ATC solutions integration.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/transport planning/air traffic management

Call for proposal

H2020-SESAR-2016-2
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Funding Scheme

SESAR-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CENTRO DE REFERENCIA INVESTIGACION DESARROLLO E INNOVACION ATM, A.I.E.
Address
Avda De Aragon 402 4 Edificio Allende
28022 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 191 022,50

Participants (5)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 129 062,50
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROCONTROL - EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE SAFETY OF AIR NAVIGATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue De La Fusée 96
1130 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLE NATIONALE DE L AVIATION CIVILE
France
EU contribution
€ 119 437,50
Address
Avenue Edouard Belin 7
31400 Toulouse
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 100 750
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 82 250
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments