Industrial Research & Validation for Connected and Automated ATM

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Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

SESAR Joint Undertaking

Programme Description

The SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking is an institutionalised European partnership between private and public sector partners set up to accelerate through research and innovation the delivery of the Digital European Sky.

Programme Details

Identifier Code

HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-IR-01-WA3-1

Call

Industrial Research & Validation for Connected and Automated ATM

Summary

This topic addresses the research needed to achieve automation level 4 (high automation) across the European ATC platforms. This high level of automation supports the human operator in information acquisition and exchange, information analysis, action selection and action implementation for all tasks/functions. Automation can also initiate action for most tasks.

Detailed Call Description

  • Next generation ATC platforms for en-route and TMA operations. This element will involve the development of integrated ATC platforms leveraging state-of-the-art technologies to deliver level 4 automation functionalities for en-route and approach operations. The R&I results will enable the full implementation of the target architecture as set out in the European ATM Master Plan (virtualisation, TBO, etc.) as well as concepts such as platform as a service to facilitate the complete decoupling of service provision (infrastructure services, information services and all other ANSs) from the physical location of the infrastructure, as outlined in the target architecture specified in the European ATM Master Plan (R&I needs: advanced separation management; intelligent queue management; integration of safety nets; role of the human; speech recognition for increased safety and reduced workload; integration of safety nets (ground and airborne) with the separation management function). (further details in the Funding&Tenders page)
  • Next generation ATC platforms for airport operations: This element will involve the development of integrated ATC platforms leveraging state-of-the-art technologies to deliver level 4 automation functionalities for airport operations. The R&I results will enable the full implementation of the target architecture as set out in the European ATM Master Plan (virtualisation, TBO, etc.) as well as concepts such as platform as a service to facilitate the complete decoupling of service provision (infrastructure services, information services and all other ANSs) from the physical location of the infrastructure, as outlined in the target architecture specified in the European ATM Master Plan (R&I needs: airport automation including runway and surface movement assistance for more predictable ground operations; runway use optimisation through integrated use of arrival and departure TBS tools; intelligent queue management; role of the human; speech recognition for increased safety and reduced workload).

(further details in the Funding&Tenders page)

Call Total Budget

€55,000,000

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

The funding rate is 70 % of the eligible costs regardless of the legal status of the Beneficiary.

Thematic Categories

  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions

Eligibility For Participation Notes

Beneficiaries will be subject to the following additional dissemination obligations:

  • Beneficiaries must make proactive efforts to share on a royalty free basis, in a timely manner and as appropriate, all relevant results with the other grants awarded under the same call.
  • Beneficiaries must acknowledge and incorporate these obligations in the proposal, outlining the efforts they will make towards meeting them, and in Annex I to the Grant Agreement.

Call Opening Date

07/04/2022

Call Closing Date

13/10/2022

EU Contact Point

EuroHPC JU

info@eurohpc-ju.europa.eu

(Publish Date: 19/04/2022-for internal use only)

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