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Integrated Communication, Navigation and Surveillance System

Periodic Reporting for period 2 - PJ14-W2 I-CNSS (Integrated Communication, Navigation and Surveillance System)

Reporting period: 2021-01-01 to 2021-12-31

PJ14-W2 I-CNSS, as one of the enabling projects, aims at providing advanced, integrated and rationalized aviation infrastructure for Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS), providing the underlying technical capabilities to meet the operational improvements.
PJ14-W2 I-CNSS objectives support the first three Key Features, as described in the European ATM Master Plan:
• Optimized ATM Network services
• Advanced air traffic services
• High-Performing airport operations
Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) systems provide the infrastructure and service which are essential for Air Traffic Management (ATM). CNS enables efficient navigation and safe separation in all phases of flight. Although current CNS systems are mature and globally providing a good service, they are still relying on a modular approach and all facing technological transition phases to reach the objectives of the SESAR Concept of Operations in terms of quality of service, cost effectiveness and environmental impact. All the ATM elements will require an underlying supporting infrastructure including communication, navigation and surveillance capabilities that are adapted to support the concept elements in an efficient way.
PJ.14 W2 is ensuring the availability of the required CNS infrastructure to support the future SESAR Ops Concept.
The key ambition of the PJ.14 W2 I-CNSS is to act as unique entity, to intervene exactly where CNS needs to evolve, by driving this evolution. PJ.14 W2 I-CNSS will develop an integrated suite of CNS solutions to meet the operational requirements of the ATM system in the short, medium and long term.
The project and individual solutions are carrying out activities in line with the GA trying to minimize delays and inefficiencies.
After COVID Impact Assessment reviewed in March 2021, PJ.14-W2-60 and PJ.14-W2-110 evaluated the needed to request extension to maintain the solution scope and also the project scope.
During the Project Review on the 24-26 of March it was agreed that Solution PJ.14-W2-110 requested four months of extension through CR_1125 and Solution PJ.14-W2-60 requested six months of extension through CR_1116.

PJ.14-W2 I-CNSS, Grant Agreement number 874478, has formally requested the changes described below.
Change of Annex I Part A:
CR_1084 (WP1), CR_0840(WP2), CR_1131(WP2), CR_1116 (WP3). CR_1222 (WP4)(WP5)(WP7)(WP8), CR_0862 (WP5), CR_1007 (WP6), CR_1231 (WP9), CR_0886 (WP10), CR_1179 (WP10), CR_0843 (WP11), CR_1125 (WP11), CR_1219 (WP12)
Change of Annex I Part A: Milestone and effort in person months:
CR_1125, CR_0957, CR_1155, CR_1241, CR_1022.
Change of Annex I Part B:
CR_0862, CR_1116, CR_1231, CR_0886, CR_1264, CR_1155, CR_1222.
Change of Annex II:
CR_1155, CR_1110, CR_1117, CR_1241, CR_1231.

PJ.14-W2-60 PJ.14-W2-61 PJ.14-W2-107 PJ.14-W2-77 PJ.14-W2-84b PJ.14-W2-84d PJ.14-W2-81a/c/d PJ.14-W2-101 PJ.14-W2-110 PJ.14-W2-79a/b PJ.14-W2-100 performed the Intermediate Gate with positive feedback on the activities progress.
Solution PJ.14-W2-100-SWIM TI Purple Profile for Air/Ground Safety-Critical Information Sharing Gate held the TRL2 Gate on 31 of March 2021.
Solution PJ14-W2-81b-Alternative Position, Navigation and Timing - Enhanced DME held TRL2 Gate on 07 of October 2021.
SolutionPJ.14-W2-84f-Surveillance Performance Monitoring – end-to-end held TRL4 Gate on 24 of November 2021.

The Project delivered on the 31st of October the D1.4 - PJ.14-W2-Annual Progress Report 2021.
PJ.14 W2 I-CNSS results expected are fully in line with the porposal of the Grant Amendment 874478, although PJ.14-W2 has formally requested the following changes:
Consortium Requested Amendment AMD-874478-21.
(a) Technical Impact
Main impact is in general on the integrated approach of the three domains, CNS as a unique entity and not as three separted domain. PJ.14-W2 has developed this ideas through its solutions, based on the support of PJ.14-W2-76 an integrated CNS suites able to provide a mature and consolidated CNS evolution, full addressing the vision, the strategy and the roadmap agreed.
(b) Economic Impact
The further development of the harmonised CNS performance based and service based approaches should enable cost savings to ANSPs and hence airspace users for provision of CNS. The performance based approach will enable rationalisation of disparate CNS systems, while the migration to a service based framework will allow different service delivery models to operate with the increase competition for the delivery of these services.
The harmonization of CNS services across civil and military platforms shall identify opportunities for cost effectiveness on both environments.
The availability of specific, stable and secure communication platform, with the designed extensibility, enables the independence from commercial providers, from their business plans and from their technologies with short update cycles.
(c) Social Impact
The successful implementation of the new technologies developed in the project will provide sure improvement in the secure and safe data communication. Nevertheless, it is noted that the data link and multilink concept are defined with the aim of making them transparent to the operators (pilots and controllers) in order to minimize the human impacts.
The improvements in Navigation will allow to have more flexible approaches, relieving local communities from noise issues and to improve the ability of ANSPs to design environmentally friendly routings to major airports and achieve the related benefits in pollution and noise enhancing the environmental sustainability and, hence, fostering public acceptance. Better relationships between airports and local communities may also improve the capacity of the airports by relaxing operational restrictions imposed due to noise issues.
Worldwide surveillance coverage from the airport, TMA and EN-ROUTE including the oceanic with a sensitive improvement of the accuracy and integrity, will have a progressive social impact. It will change the level of performance of the traffic flow management applications and challenge the way of controlling with some new interactions with the systems.
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