AERONAUTICAL SURVEILLANCE PANEL (ASP)
                          Working Group Meeting
                          Louisville 20-24 April 09

                                          Agenda Item 3.4

                  Update on airborne surveillance standardization
                          (Prepared by the Airborne Surveillance Sub Group)
                                 (Presented by Jean-Marc Loscos)
This paper relates several events related to airborne surveillance standardisation. The objective is to
consider the need to update the Airborne Surveillance Timeline agreed at ASP/WGW/1.

      1. Introduction
1.1 The objective of this paper is to provide an update on events from groups or States on airborne
    surveillance standardisation. The objective is to consider the need to update the Airborne Surveillance
    Timeline agreed at ASP/WGW/1.

      2. Report from groups
2.1 The Requirement Focus Group (RFG) has been meeting regularly and a status report on airborne
    surveillance can be provided. RFG is dealing jointly with AS and GS applications using ADS-B. The
    update provided here deals solely with AS applications.
2.2 ATSA-ITP is progressing well with flight trials, pioneer airlines for oceanic airspace. The standards
    were produced in 2008. Despite the absence of a global operational procedure for identification of the
    “reference aircraft” the trials were conducted satisfactorily using CPDLC messages.
2.3 One carrier is currently pursuing installation of ITP equipment on some of their aircraft for operation in
    the South Pacific with plans to use ITP in revenue service by 2011.
2.4 In Europe, the CASCADE program is supporting the flight trials through the CRISTAL-ITP project
    (NATS, Iceland ATS, Airbus). In these trials conducted in 2008, an Airbus (test aircraft) was
    performing an ITP on revenue aircraft (SAS) above Iceland (under radar coverage).1

    More details are available at

                                     In Trail Procedure

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   2.5 ATSA-VSA: the RFG completed the standards in 2008.
   2.6 ATSA-SURF: The RFG intends to complete standards by the end of 2009. At present, the
      CASCADE program is supporting the operational evaluation through the CRISTAL-SURF project
      (DSNA, EGIS-AVIA, Airbus). Real time simulations are scheduled in May-June 09 and the report
      will be produced in the fall.
   2.7 The operational scenarios aim at evaluating the positive impact at the flight deck
      perspective while no negative impact should be measured at the ATC perspective.
   2.8 This application does not contain any alert and is purely dedicated to surface traffic
       situational awareness.
   2.9 SURF-IA: The FAA Surveillance Broadcast Services Program Office has contracted with
       ACSS and Honeywell to conduct performance and safety assessments for ASSA and
       FAROA with indications and alerts. Demonstration tests from these vendors will be
       conducted in 2009. Lessons learned from the assessments and demonstrations will be fed
       into the SC-186 development of an operational concept for SURF-IA as well as the
       development of related MOPS.

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   2.10 ATSA-AIRB: the RFG intends to complete the standards by the end of 2009. At present,
       the CASCADE program is supporting the operational evaluation through the CRISTAL-GA
       project (DFS, EGIS-AVIA, EUROTELEMATIK). Flight trials were conducted in March 09 and
       the report will be produced in the fall.
   2.11 ASPA-S&M: The RFG has renamed this application which is now referred to as Interval
       Management. The Standards should be produced by 2010. This scope of this application is broader
       than the original ASPA S&M and RTCA and EUROCAE acknowledge additional development
       time may be required.

   3 Report from FAA/EUROCONTROL AP23
   3.1 The AP23 team has been active and finalized several important deliverables.
   3.2 D3, which is the “role of airborne surveillance in separating traffic” has been widely distributed and is
       still available at the ICAO website.
   3.3 D4, which deals with the “airborne functional architecture and elements in support of the airborne
       surveillance applications” is nearly completed for the airborne functions and has been already used in
       the ICAO arena to set the scene for the initial applications such as airborne traffic situational
       awareness. The elementary functions traffic identification, traffic display and traffic tracking were
       recommended by the ASP/WGW/1
   3.4 The name of Interval Management rather than Sequencing & Merging has also been described in D4.
       The work is now concentrated on surface functions to produce a complete D4 document in 2009.
   3.5 D5, “airborne separation issues”, is still under work and should address all the issues raised by the
       implementation of airborne surveillance applications, from operational acceptability to safety
   3.6 The whole approach and briefings on the deliverables has been provided at the ASAS-TN2.5 workshop
       in Rome, November 08.

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   4 Reports from programmes
   4.1 SESAR programme is being established and the 15 members of the SESAR joint Undertaking (SJU)
       replied satisfactorily to the Call for Tender. The deadline for replies was 15/2/09 and the SJU is now
       preparing the kick-off of the 250 projects/activities organized in 20 Work Packages covering the whole
       ATM system. The comprehensive schedule is not yet determined but the SJU intends to launch all the
       projects identified as early projects before the end of 2009. More details can be obtained at
   4.2 The 6 ANSP which are participating are responsible for one operational WP. The following table is
       showing the various WP as well as their designated leader organization.

                    WP                          Name                              Leader
                      B                 Target Concept and                    DFS (Germany)
                      C               Master Plan Maintenance
                      3                      Validation                        ENAV (Italy)
                                           Adaptation and
                      4                 En-route operations                   DSNA (France)
                      5                 Terminal operations                     NATS (UK)
                      6                  Airport operations                   AENA (Spain)
                      7                  Network operations
                      8                     Information                 NORACON (Scandinavian
                                            Management                    Countries & Austria)
                      9                        Aircraft                       Airbus (France)
                     10               En route and Approach                   INDRA (Spain)
                                           ATC systems
                     11               Flight operations Centre
                     12                   Airport Systems                     INDRA (Spain)
                     13                 Network information
                                        management system
                     14                   SWIM technical                    THALES (France)
                     15                   Non Avionic CNS              SELEX(Italy) and THALES
                                              System                           (France)
                     16                R&D transversal areas
   WPs C 7, 13, 16 are more transversal activities and form part of a distinct call for tenders for
   which the leader organization is not yet known.
   4.3     The specific projects related to Airborne Surveillance can be listed as follows:

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           P4.7.4 Oceanic ITP: It is expected that this project will complete the work initiated within
           CRISTAL ITP.     NATS leader
           P4.7.5: Self separation in mixed mode environment: this project is addressing the change of
           paradigm as promoted by the ICAO global operational concept. DFS leader
           P4.7.6: En route Trajectory and Separation Management: ASAS Separation (cooperative
           separation) Airborne separation applications (in En-route) with transfer of responsibility to the
           flight crew for separation provision to one designated aircraft. ENAV leader
           P.5.6.6 Queue management 6 – ASAS Sequencing and Merging (TMA-8) for arrivals using
           Sequencing & Merging applications. ENAV leader
           P6.7.1: Airport Safety Tools for ATCO and Pilots: This project is aiming at evaluating the ATSA-
           SURF application with alerting information.  DSNA leader
           P4.8.2: airborne safety nets improvements: this project is aiming at supporting the work of RTCA-
           SC218 and EUROCAE WG75 on future ACAS.              DSNA leader
           P9.47: TCAS evolution: This project is proposing to evaluate and improve the multi aircraft logic.
              Honeywell leader
           P10.3.2: ATC support to ASAS sequencing and merging operations: The project will develop the
           prototype with the necessary elements for the ATC system and the controller working position.
   5 FAA Surveillance and Broadcast Services Office
   5.1 The FAA has established the Application Integrated Work Plan (AIWP) for future air-to-air
       applications using ADS-B. The AIWP supports the FAA response to the Aviation Rulemaking
       Committee (ARC) Report Recommendation # 27 on the need for air-to-air applications development.
       A version 1.0 draft will be presented to the ARC in May 09 and presentations to other industry forums
       will follow to gain feedback on the relative value and prioritization of the various AIWP applications.
       The AIWP only addresses air-to-air applications. Work to define other ground applications will be
       addressed separately. The AIWP will identify air-to-air applications of interest using “page at a glance”
       descriptions that will include familiar AP23 descriptors such as functions, elements and environments
       as well as additional descriptors relating to ATC, operational and certification requirements.
   5.2 The FAA Surveillance and Broadcast Services Program Office has also described the avionics enablers
       for future ADS-B airborne applications proposed in the US in its Applications Integrated Work Plan.
       The Avionics Enablers are nine hierarchical groupings describing minimum sets of aircraft equipment,
       configurations and functional capabilities required to conduct applications of different hazard levels
       using ADS-B data. The current avionics enablers groupings range from basic CDTI displays for
       ground and airborne situation awareness to along-track guidance displays for interval management to
       3D approach guidance and alerting.
   5.3 In addition, FAA is organizing the ASAS-Global Network Forum “building global confidence” in May
       09 in Chicago.
   6 Action required
   6.1 The meeting is invited to note the information above and consider the need for updating the Airborne
       Surveillance Timeline. The ASSG is ready to accept an action for the next meeting with respect to AS

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