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AAL (Augmented Approaches to Land)
The project AAL is a Large-Scale Demonstration which focuses on the testing of new precise landing approach procedures. These are based on the Satellite Based Augmentation Systems and the Ground Based Augmentation Systems at the airports of Bremen, Frankfurt and Zurich.
AcListant (Active Listening Assistant) / AcListant-Strips
The AcListant system analyzes the communication between controller and pilot and uses it as an additional source of information to improve the assistance system for the approach planning.
ALAADy (Automated Low Altitude Air DeliverY)
The ALAADy project is about the automated low altitude air delivery using automated unmanned aircraft. At the projects centre there is a new kind of transport drone which causes minimum damage to its surroundings when forced to make an emergency landing.
ALL-In-Flight (Assisted Low Level Flight using In-Flight Simulation capability)
The objective of the project is to achieve the display of an all-encompassing picture of the outside situation on the visor of the helmet-mounted display in order to support pilots specifically under limited visibility conditions.
ALPS (Alternative Positioning System)
The "Alternative Positioning System" (ALPS) project involves the design and development of an "Alternative Positioning Navigation and Timing" (APNT) system to enable air traffic to continue with as little disruption as possible in the case of a failure in the satellite navigation system.
A-PiMod (Applying Pilot Models for Safer Aircraft)
A-PiMod (Applying Pilot Models for Safer Aircraft) project funded by the European Union is contributing to increasing the safety of air transport through the development of a new, multimodal and adaptive cockpit architecture – the cockpit of the future.
ARIEL (Air Traffic Resilience)
The ARIEL project addresses the holistic risk assessment of critical infrastructure components of aviation, for which new potential threats to public security can arise in the event of a cyberattack.
AVATAR (Efficient High-Performance Avionics Platforms for Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing Aircraft)
The LuFo V project "AVATAR" is concerned with evaluating future display technologies and display formats for fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft.
COCO (Collaborative Operations in Control Rooms)
The COCO project carries out simulation-based experiments to investigate collaborative monitoring and decision-making in control centres.
DRIVER (Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience)
There are many types of disasters, both man-made and natural, that crisis management professionals have to deal with today. DRIVER is a unique multi-national project, working across many sectors, looking to find ways to implement a new approach to improving crisis management in Europe.
EMSec (Real-Time Services for Maritime Security)
The joint project "Real-Time Services for Maritime Security" (EMSec) aims to carry out research focused on real-life applications for the general improvement of the existing maritime situation.
FrEACs (Future Enhanced Aircraft Configurations)
The project FrEACs (Future Enhanced Aircraft Configurations) led by DLR Air Transportation Systems aims to quantify uncertainties in the design process for new aircraft and to apply them to the design of two unconventional configurations.
Future Sky Safety P1: Coordination of Institutionally Funded Safety Research
The safety research conducted by the European Aeronautical Research Establishments is not as coordinated among the Establishments as it could be. Future Sky Safety with its project P1 on the Coordination of Institutionally Funded Safety Research seeks to change that.
Future Sky Safety P6: Human Performance Envelope
The project aims at defining and applying the Human Performance Envelope for cockpit operations and at identifying methods to measure the crew’s performance to support the crew through improved Human Machine Interface design and operational procedures.
GAMMA (Global AtM security MAnagement)
The European research project GAMMA (Global AtM security MAnagement), in contrast to many other projects, is concerned with air traffic security and not with air traffic safety. It's about protecting the air traffic management (ATM) system against attacks from outside.
GRETA (GBAS for Robust and Efficient TAxiing)
The DLR project "GBAS for Robust and Efficient TAxiing" (GRETA) is concerned with developing and testing future GBAS applications. Participants are the Institute of Communications and Navigation, the Institute of Flight Guidance and DLR Flight Experiments.
HELMA (Helicopter Flight Safety in Maritime Operations)
The HELMA project (Helicopter Flight Safety in Maritime Operations), led by the Institute of Flight Systems, is concerned with the systematic investigation, improvement and evaluation of helicopter operations in the maritime environment.
IMPROWE (IMplementing Rnp Operations With Egnos)
In the IMPROWE project the Institute for Flight Guidance, in conjunction with air traffic control authorities Austro Control and LPS Slovakia, is concerned with researching satellite navigation based approaches on a calculated approach path.
KonTeKst (Konfigurationen und Technologien für das emissions- und lärmarme Kurzstreckenflugzeug)
The KonTeKst project develops and analyses configurations and technologies for low-emissions and low-noise shorthaul aircraft. The technologies include configurative noise shielding concepts and processes for the reduction of source noise at the engine and on the aircraft.
MaRPAS (Maritime RPAS operation)
In a security-critical situation in the maritime area, the Federal Police in Germany could employ the ship-based deployment of remotely piloted aircraft systems that may enable the automated acquisition of aerial images. The requirements and possibilities for such a scenario are examined in MaRPAS
MALORCA (Machine Learning of Speech Recognition Models for Controller Assistance)
MALORCA will help to automatically adapt Assistant Based Speech Recognition (ABSR) systems to local needs, so that controllers can be supported by ABSR regardless of their operational environment.
MET4ATM (Meteorology for Air Traffic Management)
Despite most modern air traffic management and flight control technologies, weather phenomena repeatedly impede operation of air transport. The MET4ATM project intends to develop methods for planning and implementing the approaching traffic of an airport in reliance to disruptive weather phenomena.
MINIMA (Mitigating Negative Impacts of Monitoring high levels of Automation)
Introducing systems that execute tasks formally executed by human operators and leaving the operator with a monitoring role often leads to unintended results: Operators are not able to perform as expected. MINIMA is working on a solution for this.
Travellers do not want to spend their time in endless queues or waiting at the station for the train; they want to arrive at their destination quickly, punctually and relaxed. Optimode.NET intends to produce a seamless intermodal traffic management system for the optimised design of travel chains.
PROSA (SESAR 2020 PJ10)
Reaching the Single European Sky goals for the European Airspace and providing even safer service for an increasing amount of traffic and with lower costs, as required by the airspace users is only possible with focused technical development on European level. This is addressed by the SESAR project PROSA.
REACTOR (REducing WorkloAd Through EffiCient TechnOlogy and ProceduRes)
The workload in the cockpit is one of the most important safety factors in aviation. In an environment of increasing complexity, the REACTOR project aims to support the cockpit crew and reduce the workload through the development of modern technologies and procedures.
RNP2ILS (Required Navigation Performance to Instrument Landing System)
RNP-based procedures are suited to shortening the approach routes for ordinary approaches by instrument landing system (ILS) and to being more flexible in their planning by using curved sections. In RNP2ILS the Institute of Flight Guidance is concerned with testing "RNP to ILS" approaches.
RTO (SESAR Lot 1 P06.08.04 Remote Tower Operations)
The future air traffic control of small airports could rely on the replacement of the conventional air traffic controller workplace by a remote controller working position. Within the SESAR project this concept was validated in cooperation with the German ANSP, the DFS.
SALSA (Satellite-based ADS-B for Lower Separation Minima)
The objective of SALSA is to create the conditions required for the introduction of lower separation minima on transoceanic flight routes, especially on transatlantic routes from Europe to America which are already showing considerable traffic density during morning and evening peak periods.
SysTAvio (System- und Avionik-Technologien der nächsten Generation)
The project SysTAvio investigated to what extent the performance of the Airbus A320 family can be improved. The focus here was on integrated modular avionics architecture (IMA), high-lift and flight guidance as well as cockpit display systems.
The TriControl multimodal controller working position demonstrates a novel concept for natural human-machine interaction in Air Traffic Control (ATC) by integrating speech recognition, eye tracking and multi-touch sensing.
UFO – Phase 1 (Unmanned Freight Operations – Phase 1)
The significance of civil applications of unmanned aircraft in aviation is on the increase. Besides the use of micro drone systems, the transport of larger freight volumes is receiving more and more attention. The UFO – Phase 1 project is dedicated to this kind of freight transport.
VolcATS (Volcanic ash impact on the Air Transport System)
A volcano erupts and spews its ash high into the air space used by air traffic. How will the cloud of volcanic ash spread? How will information be passed to air traffic controllers and pilots? The DLR project VolcATS is concerned with these and other questions.
WeCare (Utilizing Weather information for Climate efficient and eco efficient future aviation)
WeCare has as its objective the quantification of the potential for reducing the effects of climate change on air traffic if the locally variable impacts of non-CO2 components in individual weather situations were exploited and kerosene consumption were taken into account.
WW-ATM (World Wide Air Traffic Management)
How does the use of noise-optimized approach procedures affect the overall air traffic? How to respond most effectively to heavy snowfall at an airport? And how to treat the collapse of the navigation infrastructure with minimal retroactive effects? WW-ATM provides a validation platform to answer these and further questions.
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