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PJ14 EECNS Report Summary

Project ID: 734168
Funded under: H2020-EU.3.4.7.

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - PJ14 EECNS (Essential and Efficient Communication Navigation and Surveillance Integrated System)

Reporting period: 2016-11-01 to 2017-12-31

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

PJ14 EECNS - Essential and Efficient Communication Navigation and Surveillance integrated system – is ensuring the availability of the required CNS infrastructure to support the future SESAR Ops Concept.
PJ14 EECNS aims to pursue and realise the identified CNS targets in the ATM Master Plan and the ICAO Global Air Navigation Capacity and Enhancement Plan and captured in the ICAO ASBUs, focusing on the required technological infrastructure.
SESAR developments are based on four Key Features, as described in the European ATM Master Plan:
• Optimised ATM Network services
• Advanced air traffic services
• High-Performing airport operations
• Enabling aviation infrastructure
PJ14 EECNS, as one of the enabling aviation infrastructure projects, aims at providing advanced, integrated and rationalised aviation infrastructure for Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS).
The vision of the CNS domains as a single entity is strengthened by the presence of a transversal solution solution as integrated CNS, which will provide CNS evolution roadmap and strategy.

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

"In order to meet project objectives, following main management deliverables delivered in the reporting period are:
o D1, D2, D3, D4 Ethics
o D 5 Project Management Plan
Hereinafter are detailed, solution per solution areas of main progress.
o CNS Evolution Roadmap and Strategy
o Performance Based Integrated CNS
o CNS Robustness
o Ionosphere threat and mitigation
o GNSS core constellation monitoring
o Civil-Military CNS information exchange requirements
o D3.3.010 ""LDACS A/G Specification""
o D3.3.020 ""A-PNT Contribution to LDACS A/G Specification""
o D D3.2.010 ""LDACS TS/IRS"", including the initial LDACS Architecture”
o D3.4.010 ""LDACS deployment report""
o Identification of a first set of SatCom Requirements
o Identification of candidate Validation Exercises to validate the solution
o Liaisons with PJ14.02.04 on communication data link related aspects
o Roadmap consolidation with ESA, in order to maximize the effectiveness of the proposed solution
o Standardization Activities, to support solution definition
o D5.1.010 ""Concept outline and identification of potential benefits and risks""
o D5.2.010.1 ""Initial Concept Description""
o D5.2.020.2 ""Initial Transversal and Complementary Studies""
o D5.1.030 ""Initial Technical Validation Plan""
o D5.2.010 ""Functional Requirements Definition”
o D6.1.010 OSED and tech specifications:
o Development of requirement.
o Description of transfer standards 4G (LTE) for A/G communication
o Theoretical assessment of providing services similar to FIS-B for GA via 4G (LTE) network
o Report of coverage and performance dependent on height and area
o Definition of sales and distribution model using 4G (LTE)
o Initial TS/IRS
o Standardization Report,
o Technical Validation Plan
Task 2 GBAS Standardization and External Relations
Task 3 GAST D extended Scope
D8.1.030 V2 Availability Note GAST D GS PT FRA (submitted February 2018)
Deliverables D8.1.060 V2 Availability Note VDB Measurement Equipment
Task 4 Multi-constellation (MC) / Dual frequency (DF) GBAS (GAST-F mode)
o Deliverables:
GAST F - V2 TVALP: D8.8.010 - TVALP GAST-F (version 1).
GAST F - V2 TVALR: D8.8.020 - TVALR GAST-F (version 1)..
GAST F - V2 AN: D8.8.030 - Availability Note for GAST F GS PT (version 1).
Task 5 Civil – Military GBAS interoperability
• T010 Contribution to ICAO NSP Con Ops and standardisation
• T020 Technical Concept
• T030 Benefits for Stakeholders
• T040 MC/MF GNSS/SBAS Prototype
Activities on going for Honeywell and Thales Prototype
• The TVALP V2
• It was created an EUROCAE WG 107
• Task 1 – Specification of Surveillance performance monitoring tool supporting Cooperative Surveillance sensor level (ADS-B, WAM, MLAT) that includes the following deliverables:
o Initial specification.
o Verification plan
o verification activities using the various prototypes involved
o roadmap to V3
o Consolidation of specification for Cooperative Surveillance tools
• Task 2 – Specification of Surveillance performance monitoring tool supporting Non-Cooperative Surveillance sensor level (SMR) includes the following deliverables:
o Functional Requirement document
o Verification plan
o Developments of tool (INDRA)
o verification of NON-Coop. tool and roadmap to V2
To meet the project objectives Solution has planned the development of prototypes implementing innovating surveillance features and verification exercises for testing the prototypes in live conditions with TRL4 maturity objectives. The development of the prototypes, the specifications and testing will be conducted by the contributors from the industry with the partnership of ECTL and ANSPs.

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

Project 14 EECNS results expected at the end of the project are fully in line with the proposal of the Grant Agreement n. 734129. The impacts foreseen in the DoA section 2.1 are considered still relevant.
Technical Impact
It can be reported that major result on the technical impact it will be the consideration of the CNS infrastructures and systems as a system of systems, and identified evolution of those systems will highlight opportunities to improve the efficiency, safety and resilience of the CNS infrastructure. Particular focus on the civil-military interoperability also aims to improve overall interoperability.
Economic Impact
As a general indication it can be reported that major result on the economical impact will be the opportunity to reduce the ATM costs by identifying potential common use of the infrastructure. This CNS cross-domain analysis is an innovative method to identify CNS cross-domain commonalities while maintaining cross-domain redundancies where appropriate and required.
Social Impact
All the PJ14 proposed solutions have a global, positive impact at NETWORK level. From a pure technical/functional point of view, this is made evident by interoperability requirements between ground and air systems, that must be valid irrespective of the type of airframe and air route. As a consequence, the improvement of the overall CNS infrastructure and systems performances needs a global, sound coordination between all stakeholders (airborne and equipment manufacturer, Air Navigation Service Provider, Airlines), as well as European harmonisation and properly coordinated cooperation between ANSPs, Industry and international organisations for a successful operational introduction of the new technologies developed in PJ14 .
The PJ14 EECNS aims to provide the underlying support to the future ATM applications and operational concepts, therefore the proposed solutions are mandatory to support all these new ATM technologies in order to increase the quality of life of the European citizens, by optimizing the fuel consumption, reducing the noise pollution around the airport areas, optimising the current airport resources and increasing the flight safety and security levels. At the same time, ATC Controllers and Pilots workload is optimized as well, since the CNS technology under study on PJ14 shall be totally transparent to them.
Nevertheless, the new solutions and technologies provided can bring Europe to a dominant position in the ATM technology market. As a consequence, this will create new opportunities and growth of European companies, with the creation of new job opportunities.
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