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New design principles fostering safety, agility and resilience for ATM

Objective

The Air Transport in general and the Air Traffic Management system are formed by a high number of elements, human, organisational and technological, that interact with each other creating a unique system of intrinsic complexity. The variability of the initial conditions and the high number of potential scenarios makes the system performance particularly difficult to predict. As a consequence, the propagation of perturbations and disruption, and the understanding of the allocation of resources needed to mitigate those undesired phenomena, represent a major challenge in today system design.

Technological and procedural solutions are being investigated in a number of research projects, but the adaptability of the system to perturbations has proven a demanding research topic that Europe needs to address to understand the how to build a future operational concept resistant to these undesired events.

There is no definition of resilience in air transport yet and therefore there are no unique metrics for it. Potentially, different metrics take into account different aspects of the resilience of the system. Therefore it is important to develop metrics quantifying the level of resilience of the system and the likelihood of an (undesired) emergent phenomenon to propagate throughout the system without an exact understanding of the different mechanisms to mitigate it.

The Resilience2050.eu proposal presents a research project that leans on the analysis of the resilience concepts, analyses the current system behaviour focusing on the propagation of undesired events and builds the future ATM concept designed to adapt to disruptions and perturbations, providing a methodology to address the resilience of the system, including a solid quantitative assessment.

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2012-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

FUNDACION INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACION INNAXIS
Address
Calle Marques De Lozoya 23 5A
28007 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 590 500
Administrative Contact
Arantxa Villar (Ms.)

Participants (6)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 564 250
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dirk-Roger Schmitt (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 241 867
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo Leon (Prof.)
STICHTING KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS LUCHT - EN RUIMTEVAARTCENTRUM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 439 887
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059 CM Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tanja Van Ommeren (Ms.)
ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 160 925
Address
Ayazaga Kampusu
34469 Maslak Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gokhan Inalhan (Prof.)
DEVLET HAVA MEYDANLARI ISLETMESI GENEL MUDURLUGU - DHMI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 77 175
Address
Mevlana Bulvari 66
06330 Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sukru Tarhan (Mr.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 111 487
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)