The close up meeting of our EU funded project FACT, Future of all aviation CNS technology, was held at ITU UUBF TAV hall. Our project partners Honeywell, Aopa Germany, Eskişehir Technical University and Sarp Aviation accompanied us at the meeting. Turkish authorities from TUBİTAK, DHMI and SHGM were with us to evaluate and contribute to project results. In addition, Türk Telekom and Nokia Turkey members were among the audience to evaluate the contribution of the project results to the national UTM and compare them with their own results. The close up meeting was very productive and effective in terms of both the evaluation of the results by the local authorities and the discussion of what to do for future restructuring. For this reason, it was aimed that the outputs of this internationally partnered project would lead to new international research and national achievements.
The close up meeting of our EU funded project FACT, Future of all aviation CNS technology, was held at ITU UUBF TAV hall.
SESAR Innovation Days is hosted by HungaroControl at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, on 5-8 December 2022. With the closure of several SESAR 2020 research projects, the event is showcasing the latest research and innovation results and reflecting Europe’s commitment to the long-term sustainability of the aviation industry, as well as its recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. Uspace, Machine Learning, Human Factors and Environment are some of the topics discussed. We were there to discuss our project results.
SESAR Innovation Days is hosted by HungaroControl at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, on 5-8 December 2022
#EUDroneDays was held in Brussels on 29-30 November 2022. Our project coordinator Petr Casek has given a speech at the event. His speech was on the "Exploring the boundaries of U-space development" section which was moderated by Programme Manager, SESAR 3 JU Nil Agacdiken
Petr gave some specifics on the project and shared some results, where other members of the team discussed with attendees via our poster.
#EUDroneDays was held in Brussels on 29-30 November 2022.
FACT projects partners visited the Dean of ESTU, and the visit was shared at ESTU's homepage: "Another important stage has been left behind in the FACT project, which was supported by the Horizon2020-SESAR call within the scope of the European Union Framework Programs, under the coordination of Honeywell, together with Nokia, Istanbul Technical University, EUROCONTROL, AOPA, Sarp Aviation and our university."
FACT projects partners visited the Dean of ESTU
During Validation Activities, FACT project partners visited the Dean of Eskişehir Technical University, Prof. Dr. Tuncay Döğeroğlu. This wisit was published on a local Eskişehir paper, Eskişehir Gündem.
FACT first validation phase which were performed by Eskisehir Technical University, Honeywell and Istanbul Technical University (ITU) with important contributions from Nokia, Sarp Air, AOPA and Eurocontrol was shared in Eskişehir Technical University's home page.
FACT first validation phase
Day 2 started with drone tests and CNS integration to the aircraft, followed by group meeting about detailed validation plan scenarios. Primary tests are done successfully, the team is discussing all the critic points. All the communication and emergency situations are being discussed.
Day 2 Validation Plan
Our partners; ESTU, Sarp Air, ITU and Honeywell are at Eskişehir Technical University for our operational demos. Teams are getting ready and preparing for 5 different scenarios of the validation plan.
ITU and ESTU representatives come together with Nokia Turkey for 5G network installation-coverage in ESTU campus.
Partners meeting for BTDK application
Klaus-Peter Sternemann from AOPA(Germany), one of the partners of the FACT project, was the guest of ESTU. During his visit, he examined the simulator studies within the scope of the preparatory work of the project and contributed to the risk assessment studies together with ESTU and SARP Air.
Klaus-Peter Sternemann from AOPA(Germany), one of the partners of the FACT project, was the guest of ESTU.
Bi-weekly meeting with partners was held via Zoom on 17.08.2021. This meeting was mainly on WP5, which consists of Validation Plans. This WP describes validation activities, execution plans and contents within the consortium and operational environment and defines detailed scenarios depending on the project use cases.
Bi-weekly meeting with partners was held via Zoom on 17.08.2021.
FACT 1st Advisory Board meeting was executed on 8.6.2021. First of the series of Advisory board workshops organized by the project. The main objective of this workshop was introduction of the project and its scope & high-level plans, and discussion of the stakeholders opinions/expectations for the 4 identified priority topics: Airspace users’ perspective for low altitude airspace; Preparation of operational demo in Eskisehir; U-space and ATM services in low altitude airspace; Technical matters (spectrum, infrastructure,…).
FACT 1st Advisory Board meeting was executed on 8.6.2021.
U-space ConOps Workhop was held on 20.5.2021. The aim of this initiative led jointly by SJU and Eurocontrol is to setup U-space ConOps Coordination Cell as a collaborative platform among SESAR/H2020 projects addressing different U-space aspects. FACT is involved as one of the two projects focused on CNS (together with Safeland). This working group should support of development of U-space ConOps Edition 4.
U-space ConOps Workhop was held on 20.5.2021.
PJ.14-W2-61 Status meeting was held on 17.5.2021. Project coordinator presented FACT project at the working meeting of PJ.14-W2-61 (Hyper Connected ATM) which aims at identifying and specifying the high level operational requirements for a fast and exponentially capable broadband air/ground and air/air datalink for supporting future ATM and U-space operations, air/ground data exchanges, etc. It was agreed that it would be useful to discuss jointly the results of the FACT performance evaluations in the context of requirements as defined in PJ.14-W2-61 project.
PJ.14-W2-61 Status meeting was held on 17.5.2021.
Our Project “Future of All Aviation CNS Technology” has been funded by SESAR Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 894616 under European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, and started at July 2020. The primary goal of the project is to evaluate the feasibility of a Performance-Based Integrated CNS (iCNS) concept, in order to support today’s and tomorrow’s air traffic challenges in the most cost-effective way without negatively affecting the overall operational safety. In particular, the project will focus on selected elements of iCNS concept exploring primarily a potential use of cellular networks (4G and 5G) as a complement to the existing CNS technologies within ATM and U space environment, with a particular focus on GA and drones operations.
Our Project “Future of All Aviation CNS Technology” has been funded by SESAR Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 894616 under European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, and started at July 2020.