This project has received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under grant agreement no 699382 under European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme © – 2016 – Deep Blue, ENAC, MATS. All rights reserved. Licensed to the SESAR Joint Undertaking under conditions.
TaCo aims to define an automated system able to both support ground and tower controllers’ tasks in airport operations and assess its own ability to deal with non-nominal conditions.
TaCo will develop
Airport Operations Analysis
An analysis of the operations conducted in the tower of Malta International Airport (LMML) and a definition of scenarios where automation may support the controllers’ tasks
PROOF OF CONCEPT
A proof of concept of automated tools for managing specific tasks (e.g. sequencing and conflict detection and resolution)
An interaction model for the handover of control from the automation to the human and the other way around;
An evaluation of the concept according to the expected technology readiness level (TRL1).
Complex automated systems are coping with extremely dynamic environments
Their behavior cannot be fully defined at design time to cope with all the possible unusual situations.
This introduces challenges regarding the adaptiveness of the system, how to redefine the functioning of its agents when unexpected events happen and how to dynamically handover tasks and responsibilities to the human
Malta International Airport operations focus
Agents optimization in highly automated airport
A proof of concept of the envisaged system
ATCOs to give us feedback for improving TaCo's concept
Deep Blue specialises in research and consulting on human-centred design and validation in transport, healthcare and environmentDeep Blue Website
Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile: French National School for Civil Aviation. Specialized in ATC training, owns high level training materials such as ATC simulators, flight simulatorsENAC Website
Malta Air Traffic Services (MATS) Ltd. is a registered limited liability company that provides Air Navigation Services (ANSP) for Malta.MATS Website
LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS
Save-the-date: TaCo Final Workshop Supporting air traffic controllers in complex airport environments through automation 11 April, Malta Airport Encouraging new ideas and fresh thinking is critical for innovation in aviation in order to respond to the growing demand for air travel and to the increasing number of air vehicles, such as drones, taking to the Read more about Save-the-date 11th April, Malta – TaCoFinal Workshop[…]
TaCo will participate in the next SESAR Innovation Days in Belgrade (28-30/11/2017). You will find us at the demos and posters area, together with our other automation-related projects STRESS and MOTO with a poster entitled “Keeping human in the loop in the Digital ATM Era”. Come find us to learn about our latest progress on Read more about TaCo @ SESAR Innovation Days 2017[…]
TaCo, along with other projects like MOTO and STRESS, will take part in the next workshop organised by EUROCONTROL’s Agency Research Team (ART) and taking place on the 24th of October in Vienna at Frequentis headquarters. The workshop focusses on Automation in Air Traffic Management (ATM) and specifically addressing aspects of higher degrees of automation and autonomy in ATM, including: airport and surface management, Read more about TaCo @ART (Agency Research Team) workshop[…]
The 4th of July, the TaCo intermediate review meeting will be hosted by Deep Blue. The purpose of the Intermediate Review Meeting is to assess the Progress since the kick-off meeting and to steer the Project in order to achieve the expected quality and maturity at the Final Review & Close-Out Meeting.
From June 19th to June 21st the consortium will meet in Malta for the second TaCo Design Workshop. The objective of this workshop will be the initial assessment and consolidation of the design concepts built upon the results of the first workshop (scenarios and user needs). Operational experts and final users from MATS (Senior Head Read more about TaCo Workshop in Malta[…]
TaCo was present at the World ATM Congress 2017 in Madrid. We shared our last updates on the TaCo prototype at the ENAC stand. TaCo has been presented together with other automation related projects during the AUTOPACE Workshop. Some picture of the event and the poster (click here for the pdf version of the poster) can be Read more about TaCo@World ATM Congress 2017[…]
The design workshop in Toulouse has just kicked off. In the next two days we are going to dive into the airport automation scenarios together with our operational experts from MATS.
TaCo Project will be at Sesar Innovation Days 2016 in Delft. Look for our poster and come find us