The European Commission has chosen seven ENAIRE (Spain’s air navigation manager) projects involving the the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Exploratory Research programme to advance the Single European Sky.
The ENAIRE and CRIDA (ENAIRE’s non-profit innovation centre) projects were chosen from 29 proposals selected out of a total of 128 applications there were presented for the fourth call of the European commission’s SESAR Exploratory Research.
The high proportion of awarded projects demonstrates the creative potential of ENAIRE and CRIDA to contribute innovative ideas towards the digitisation of European ATM.
The seven projects will be executed in a period of 30 months, and those that provide the most promising results will be considered for subsequent phases of research and development, both within the SESAR program and within the framework of Horizon Europe. ENAIRE will play an active role in all seven initiatives:
DACUS Project: Promotes services to balance capacity and demand in drone traffic. It integrates tools with predictions based on Artificial Intelligence (AI). ENAIRE is taking part in this proposal under the leadership of CRIDA, together with EUROCONTROL, Boeing Resarch & Technology Europe S.L.U., ISA Software Limited (ISA), Ingenieria y Economia del Transporte (INECO), Jeppesen GmbH (JEPP), Darmstadt University (Tuda), Sopra Steria Group (SSG), Toulouse Metropole (TM) and AHA (Netgenid ehf).
SINAPSE Project: Studies of a digital communications network, based on software augmented with AI. ENAIRE’s participation in this initiative, which is led by ALTYS Technologies, is alongside Frequentis AG and University of Bradforden,
FARO Project: Analyses the impact of new automations on the security and resilience of ATM systems. CRIDA is leading this proposal in collaboration with ENAIRE, EUROCONTROL, Madrid Polytechnic University (UPM), Belgrade University (UB), Lund University (LU) and ZenaByte.
TAPAS Project: Facilitates the understanding of the results of AI and machine learning systems to ensure they are transparent and explainable, in order to facilitate their implementation in ATM. CRIDA is also leading this project in collaboration with Boeing Research & Technology Europe SLU, ISA Software Limited (ISA), INDRA Sistemas (INDRA), University of Piraeus (UPRC) and the Fraunhofer Research Center.
ITACA Project: Develops tools and methodologies that evaluate new policies and regulations, to accelerate the development and implementation of new technologies in ATM. Together with Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan (KTH) and Transport & Mobility Leuven, under the leadership of Nommon Solutions and Technologies (NOMMON) CRIDA is involved.
ISOBAR Project: Addresses the use of AI and probability predictions of meteorological phenomena to improve the efficiency of demand and capacity management. CRIDA is spearheading this proposal in which Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Universidad de Cranfield (CU), EUROCONTROL, Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC) Direction des Services de la Navigation Aerienne (DSNA), Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. (SWR), Sopra Steria Group (SSG), Earth Networks (EN), Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET) and Météo-France (MF) are all taking part.
NOSTROMO Project: Develops performance measurement models for ATM at the European level, using AI. The aim is to keep the system simple and transparent, while preserving the complexity necessary to represent the ATM system realistically. CRIDA is also leading this initiative, which also involves Nommon Solutions and Technologies (NOMMON), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), ISA Software Limited (ISA), University of Westminster (WU) and University of Denmark (DTU).