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Advanced Cockpit for Reduction Of StreSs and workload

Objective

Outstanding safety level of air transport is partly due to the two pilots standard. However situations where difficult flight conditions, system failures or cockpit crew incapacitation lead to peak workload conditions.The amount of information and actions to process may then exceed the crew capacity. Systems alleviating crew workload would improve safety.

ACROSS Advanced Cockpit for Reduction of StreSs and workload - will develop new applications and HMI in a cockpit concept for all crew duties from gate to gate. Human factors, safety and certification will drive this approach. The new system will balance the crew capacity and the demand on crew resource.

ACROSS workload gains will be assessed by pilots and experts. A Crew Monitoring environment will monitor physiological and behavioural parameters to assess workload and stress levels of pilots. A new indicator will consolidate flight situation and aircraft status into an indicator of the need for crew resource. If this need becomes higher than available crew resource, cockpit applications and systems will adapt to the new situation :
a) Decision support: cockpit interfaces will adapt to focus crew on needed actions,
b) Prioritisation: non-critical applications/information will be muted in favor of critical elements,
c) Progressive automation: crew actions not directly relevant with the situation will be automated,
d) Decision sharing: in case of persistent crisis situation, an automatic information link with the ground will be established to further assist the crew.

In extreme situation where both pilots are incapacitated, further steps will be:
a) Full automation: measures to maintain the aircraft on a safe trajectory, then reroute to nearest airport and autoland.
b) Decision handling: mechanisms allowing ground crew to remotely fly the aircraft.

ACROSS groups a large team of key European stakeholders. They are committed to deliver innovation in the field of air transport safety.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2012-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

THALES AVS FRANCE SAS
Address
75-77 Avenue Marcel Dassault
33700 Merignac
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 889 953,75
Administrative Contact
Sonia Wassilieff (Mrs.)

Participants (35)

SELEX GALILEO SPA

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Italy
Address
Via Albert Einstein 35
50013 Campi Bisenzio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabrizio Gurrieri (Mr.)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 347 631
Address
Route De Bayonne 316
31060 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Vergnes (Ms.)
DASSAULT AVIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 493 150
Address
9 Rond Point Champs-elysees-marcel Dassault
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrice Bonnet (Mr.)
BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 674 870
Address
Warwick House Farnborough Aerospace Centre
GU14 6YU Farnborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helen Eldridge (Mrs.)
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 2 389 913
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059CM Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tanja Van Ommeren (Ms.)
DEEP BLUE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 545 500
Address
Via Ennio Quirino Visconti 8
00193 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Valentino Meduri (Mr.)
JEPPESEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 121 000
Address
Frankfurter Strasse 233
63263 Neu Isenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jens Schiefele (Dr.)
CERTIFLYER BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 109 620
Address
Herenweg 100
2465 AH Rijnsaterwoude
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerard Temme (Mr.)
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 493 397,50
Address
Avenue Paul Ourliac 1
31036 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Louis Claude Vrignaud (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 916 964
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Richter
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 696 942
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Lilischkis (Mr.)
AIRBUS
France
EU contribution
€ 52 368,50
Address
2 Rond Point Emile Dewoitine
31700 Blagnac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Vergnes (Mrs.)
GMVIS SKYSOFT SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 78 900
Address
Alameda Dos Oceanos 115
1990 392 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Neves (Mr.)
HELLENIC AEROSPACE INDUSTRY SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 240 250
Address
Mesogeion Street 2-4
11527 Athens
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Charalampos Vangelatos (Mr.)
INGENIERIA DE SISTEMAS PARA LA DEFENSA DE ESPANA SA-SME MP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 618 550
Address
Calle Beatriz De Bobadilla 3
28040 Madrid
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Mosquera Benitez (Mr.)
STIRLING DYNAMICS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 235 485
Address
Regent Street 26 Clifton
BS8 4HG Bristol
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stuart Reid (Mr.)
TUSAS-TURK HAVACILIK VE UZAY SANAYII AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 192 500
Address
Fethiye Mahallesi Havacilik Bulvari 17 Kazan
06980 Ankara
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ahmet Toktas (Mr.)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
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€ 970 048
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College Green
2 Dublin
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Deirdre Savage (Ms.)
THALES TRAINING AND SIMULATION SAS
France
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€ 501 891
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Rue Du General De Gaulle Zi Les Beaux Soleils 1
95523 Cergy Pontoise
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Administrative Contact
Damien Gueguen (Mr.)
SAFRAN PASSENGER INNOVATIONS GERMANY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 019 127,75
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Argelsrieder Feld 22
82234 Wessling Oberpfaffenhofen
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Markus Werner (Dr.)
THALES NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 190 299
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Zuidelijke Havenweg 40
7554 RR Hengelo Ov
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Martijn Mooij (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 772 400
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Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
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Thomas Feuerle (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 262 927,50
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Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
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Martin Hoekstra (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Malta
EU contribution
€ 354 409,20
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University Campus, Tal-qroqq
2080 Msida
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Mark Debono (Mr.)
USE2ACES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 751 189,20
Address
Houtsnip 2
1902 KK Castricum
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Willem Huson (Mr.)
SAFRAN ELECTRONICS & DEFENSE COCKPIT SOLUTIONS
France
EU contribution
€ 58 000
Address
Rue Des Longs Quartiers 7
93100 Montreuil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Xavier Pignat (Mr.)
DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH

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Germany
EU contribution
€ 33 824,20
Address
Alte Nussdorfer Strasse 23
88662 Ueberlingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Jirsch (Mr.)
GTD SISTEMAS DE INFORMACION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 462 628
Address
Paseo Garcia Faria 17
08005 Barcelona
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Florent Birling (Mr.)
AIRBUS GROUP SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 263 305
Address
2 Rond-point Emile Dewoitine
31700 Blagnac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Noëllie Maronne (Ms.)
TONY HENLEY CONSULTING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 85 239,90
Address
Domonic Drive 194
SE9 3LE London
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anthony Henley (Mr.)
BOEING RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY EUROPE S.L.U.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 132 632
Address
Avenida Sur Del Aeropuerto De Barajas 38 Edif 4 Pl 4
28042 Madrid
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ester Hernandez Coffey (Mrs.)
SELEX ES SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 133 424
Address
Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabrizio Gurrieri (Mr.)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 251 400
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Janusz Narkiewicz (Prof.)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 64 478
Address
Pegasus House, Aerospace Avenue, Filton
BS34 7PA Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
James Beale (Mr.)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 77 841,50
Address
Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Holger Temmen (Mr.)