Erasmus is a EU-funded project that explores a new way of managing
air traffic management, exploiting the modern capacities of aircraft
trajectory prediction and embarked flight management systems. The core
idea in Erasmus is to delegate a part of conflict resolution to an automated
system in a way that is smoothly integrated in the pilot's and the air
traffic controller's task. This raises a number of research issues, including
the assessment of trajectory prediction algorithms with regard to this
purpose, the feasability of an organisation ("operational concept") that
includes such automated resolution, and the ability to design user interfaces
for pilots and controllers.
Erasmus is carried out by Eurocontrol, Sicta, DGAC/DSNA, Univ. Linkoping,
Honeywell and Univ. Zurich.
Through its partnership with DGAC/DSNA, ENAC is involved in the design of
Erasmus tools proposed to air traffic controllers. Applying our epxerience
in design methods, we help organise the participatory design process with
users and we contribute to the design itself. Applying our work on visual
representations of information, we provide designers with models and tools
for visually encoding the key information produced by Erasmus.
Lab staff involved
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