Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry

Safety, complexity and responsibility based design and validation of highly automated air traffic management (iFLY) — FP6 Aerospace

Participant : François Le Gland.

See  3.3 and  4.2 .

INRIA contract ALLOC 2399 — May 2007 to August 2011.

This FP6 project is coordinated by National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) (The Netherlands), and ASPI is also collaborating with University of Twente (The Netherlands) and Direction des Services de la Navigation Aérienne (DSNA).

The objective of iFLY is to develop both an advanced airborne self separation design and a highly automated air traffic management (ATM) design for en–route traffic, which takes advantage of autonomous aircraft operation capabilities and which is aimed to manage a three to six times increase in current en–route traffic levels. The proposed research combines expertise in air transport human factors, safety and economics with analytical and Monte Carlo simulation methodologies. The contribution of ASPI to this project concerns the work package on accident risk assessment methods and their implementation using conditional Monte Carlo methods, especially for large scale stochastic hybrid systems: designing and studying variants  [29] suited for hybrid state space (resampling per mode, marginalization) are currently investigated [18] .