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PJ16 CWP HMI Report Summary

Project ID: 734141
Funded under: H2020-EU.3.4.7.

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - PJ16 CWP HMI (Controller Working Position / Human Machine Interface - CWP/HMI)

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

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

Within the PJ16 proposal, there are two innovative solutions:

The Solution PJ.16-03 Workstation, Service Interface Definition & Virtual Centre Concept develops a concept for separating the Controller Working Position (CWP) from the datacentre where the data is produced. This lean and efficient use of ANSP infrastructure tackles the issues presented by fragmented European ATM systems and country-specific architectures, enabling Europe to move to an interoperable, cost effective and flexible service provision infrastructure. Decoupling of the CWPs should enable a more efficient use of the most valuable and expensive resource, the human. By enabling increased flexibility the ANSPs should better manage staffing for prevailing traffic conditions and assure service continuity.

The Solution PJ.16-04: PJ.16-04 solution Workstation, Controller Productivity deals with new methods of controller interaction with the Human Machine Interface (HMI), applying mature technologies from other domains to ATM. This will increase controller productivity, reduce workload, stress level and enable the use of SESAR advanced tools, safely facilitating performance based operations.
Furthermore, the use of modern thin client technology and the processes for developing HMI solutions are investigated, aiming at more efficient CWP development and operation.

PJ16 has expertise from most of the ANSPs in Europe, the major European industrial partners, the leaders of research domains in the previous ATM R&D phase and has an expanded knowledge pool including new participants from Eastern Europe.

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

The Solution PJ.16-03 Workstation, Service Interface Definition & Virtual Centre Concept has already delivered to the SJU some concrete results, as an agreed definition of the concept, a target architecture recognised by the ATM community, a definition of some services, a list of risks. At the end of the period, these outputs under review by the SJU. After this review, the TRL2 Gate (Concept validated) will be passed and the concept will continue toward the R&D cycle to reach the “ready for industrialisation” maturity.

For the Solution PJ.16-04: PJ.16-04 solution Workstation, Controller Productivity, this first period was a period of ramp up with a finalisation of the methodology, literature research on the 6 activities included in this solution and finally initialisation of the documents to reach the TRL2 Gate (Concept validated). It is scheduled to pass this gate in the next reporting period.

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)

PJ.16 project aims to reduce development and operating costs of Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP). These savings will ultimately benefit airlines and their customers. It achieves this by delivering the ATM Master Plan goals (defined by the European Air Traffic Management (ATM) community) for a more efficient deployment of human resources, a progressive increase in automation support, the implementation of virtualisation technologies and the use of interoperable systems whilst increasing the safety level .
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