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Integrated Communication, Navigation and Surveillance System

Periodic Reporting for period 3 - PJ14-W2 I-CNSS (Integrated Communication, Navigation and Surveillance System)

Reporting period: 2022-01-01 to 2022-12-31

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.
After the Project Review held at the end of March 2023 it was decided to submit Change Request on STELLAR to trace the changes needed after the review and even if they have impact on GA, in agreement with the SESAR3 JU Project Manager and Grant Manager not progress with Grant Amendment and all the changes are described in the Reporting Period 3 Part B deliverable.

Technical CRs with impact on GA have formally submitted on STELLAR and the changes described below:
CR 1759- PJ.14-W2-81d & PJ.14-W2-81c Request for Solution extension, CR 1615 - PJ.14-W2-61 Add Updated CONOPS as part of TRL2 Data Pack, CR 1574 - PJ.14-W2-77 Deletion request for TVAL.05.1 validation exercise on digital voice communication ,“D5.1.360 - PJ14-W2-77 TRL6 AN FCI Services EXE6” and "D5.1.700 - PJ.14-W2-77 TRL6 Transversal Studies FCI", CR 1578 - PJ.14-W2-107- Change SolutionTitle, CR 1510 -PJ.14-W2-110 CN003 Add an interim TVALP and update the titles of 5 CN, CR 1778 – WP12 Solution Title.

CR 1883 - Thales LAS France Financial CR has been submitted by Thales Las France to transfer from Thales Deutschland (TD) to its current 100% “holding” company “Thales Management & Services Deutschland GmbH” (TMSD).

During Q4 2022 the Project executed with successfully results 14 Maturity Gates:
PJ.14-W2-84d -TRL6 - Phase Overlay for ADS-B
PJ.14 -W2-61 -TRL2 Gate - Hyper Connected ATM
PJ.14-W2-101-TRL6 – SWIM TI Green Profile for Ground/Ground Civil-Military Information Sharing
PJ.14-W2-79a -TRL6 Gate GBAS - GAST D Extended Scope
PJ.14-W2-79b -TRL4 Gate DFMC GBAS - GAST F
PJ.14-W2-84a -TRL6 Gate Multi sensor Data Fusion
PJ.14-W2-84e-Gate TRL6 - Surveillance Performance Monitoring Tool for Cooperative Sensors
PJ.14-W2-84f-TRL6 – Gate Surveillance Performance Monitoring – end-to-end
PJ.14-W2-81b- TRL4 Long-term alternative Position, Navigation and Timing -Enhanced DME
PJ.14-W2-84b -TRL6 Gate Multi Remote Tower Surveillance module
PJ.14-W2-84c -TRL6 Gate - Secured Surveillance Systems (Single and Composite Systems)
PJ.14-W2-81a-TRL6 Mid-term Multi-DME and RAIM algorithm
PJ.14-W2-76 Review Gate - Integrated CNS and spectrum
PJ.14-W2-100-TRL4 - SWIM TI Purple Profile for Air/Ground Safety-Critical Information Sharing
PJ.14-W2-77-TRL6 Gate – FCI Services
PJ.14-W2-107 -“TRL6 on-going” Gate - SATCOM evolution towards IPS-based FCI
PJ.14 W2 I-CNSS results expected are fully in line with the porposal of the Grant Amendment 874478 as per results of the 14 Maturity Gates successfully executed.
(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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