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ASAS TN2 2nd workshop

Roma, Italy, 3rd to 5th April 2006.

Airborne Separation Assistance System
Thematic Network 2
Second Workshop "ASAS as an integral part of future ATM"

The Duke Hotel, Roma

This workshop is the Second in a series designed to highlight the key issues with regard to ASAS implementation. The workshop will be held in cooperation with the Mediterranean Free Flight (MFF) and Advanced Safe Separation Technologies and Algorithms (ASSTAR) projects. The main issues from the presentations and discussions will be summarised in a workshop report that will be reviewed by all the attendees prior to wider distribution.


Day 1 - Monday 3rd April



Welcome: Phil Hogge: Chairman of the workshop (ASAS TN2)
Welcome: Cristiano Baldoni (ENAV)

Session 1: Progress, plans and challenges
Chairman: Pierre Gayraud (Thales Avionics)
Secretary: Chris Shaw (EEC)
The purpose of the session is to present what is currently happening in the ASAS domain. It will provide an update of the CASCADE program (ADS-B plans for ground surveillance and beyond) in Europe and JPDO (Joint Planning and Development Office) in the USA.
The session will also address some high level issues: The place of ASAS in the ATM concept of operation. The previous workshop has shown that ASAS applications are no longer handled in isolation but are well integrated within ATM.
The IAPA project has specifically addressed the relationship between ASAS and ACAS There are requirements for worldwide standardisation activities for ASAS. By nature aviation is international and transition to new concepts needs a worldwide coordination. It seems there is some reluctance to go this way. Why is this so? How can the process and evolution be managed?
Previous ASAS events have also identified the importance of the input of the users of ASAS system. There are presentations in this session from Pilots and Controllers.

Introduction by the session chairman

CASCADE Status (Christos Rekkas, EUROCONTROL HQ)

JPDO: perspective on ASAS (Jay Merkle, JPDO)

IAPA: When ASAS meets ACAS. (Thierry Arino, Sofreavia)

The (ICAO) standardisation process (Ken Carpenter, QinetiQ)

Pilots' perspective (Bob Arnesen, IFALPA, International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations)

Controllers' perspective (Anthony Smoker, IFATCA, International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations)

Debate - Session chairman conclusions


Day 2 -Tuesday 4th April


Session 2. ASSTAR User Forum 1: Progress in ASAS Application Development and Validation (Room: Polo Lounge)
Session chair: Tony Henley (BAE Systems)
Session secretary: Rob Ruigrok (NLR)
The aim of the ASSTAR project is to research the operational and safety aspects of selected ASAS Package II applications in order that the potential benefits may be realised by airspace users in the 2010 timeframe and beyond. Applications in the project include advanced Crossing and Passing applications in radar airspace and In-Trail Procedure applications in oceanic airspace.
The key objective of the first ASSTAR User Forum is to disseminate ASSTAR results obtained to date in order to secure the appropriate involvement of major stakeholders on the project activity.
In particular, participants will be informed of the project objectives, proposed approach and work to date, and will be encouraged to provide their feedback with the clear goal of contributing to the development of ASSTAR and the ASAS themes covered. The feedback will be used to help shape the future direction and technical content of the project.
Recommendations will be made as input to future tasks and studies and towards the implementation of the validated ASAS Operational Procedures.
The second and final ASSTAR User Forum will be held in 2007 with the objective of disseminating project results, findings, recommendations and lessons learnt.

Introduction by the session chairman: (Tony Henley, BAE Systems)

Overview of ASSTAR and the Forum objectives (Richard Watters, BAE Systems)


ASSTAR Session 2A: Radar Crossing and Passing Applications:

Operational Scenarios, Application Description and Operational Procedures (Jean-Marc Loscos, DNSA)

Algorithm Design for Crossing and Passing Applications (John Anderson, University of Glasgow)


ASSTAR Session 2B: Oceanic Applications:

Operational Scenarios, Application Description and Operational Procedures (Nico de Gelder, NLR)

Coffee break

Benefit Appraisal for Oceanic Applications (Terry Johnson, BAE Systems)

ASSTAR Safety Approach and Preliminary Issues (Giuseppe Graniero, SICTA)


Parallel session #2A: Discussion and Feedback on Radar Applications
Moderator: Tony Henley, BAE Systems. Secretary: Cedric D'Silva, THAV)

Expert Panel:
Jean-Marc Loscos (DSNA)
Colin Goodchild (University of Glasgow)
John Anderson (University of Glasgow)
Giuseppe Graniero (SICTA)
Bernard Hasquenoph (DSNA)

Parallel session #2B: Discussion and Feedback on Oceanic Applications
(Moderator: Richard Watters, BAE Systems. Secretary: Erik Wischmann, ETG)

Expert Panel:
Terry Johnson (BAE Systems)
Nico de Gelder (NLR)
Claudio Vaccaro (SICTA)
Bob McPike (NATS)
Bart Klein Obbink (NLR)


Session 3: ASAS/ADS-B The MFF experience and the way forward

Session 3A. ASAS implementation: The MFF Experience
Chairman: Billy Josefsson (LFV)
Secretary: Pietro Rotundo (ENAV)
MFF Brochure

Topics: The session scope is to address some sensitive issues referred to the ASAS implementation such as civil-military cooperation, safety, airborne certification, and Economical Appraisal as they were addressed in the MFF Project.

Outline: ENAV Maurizio ZACCHEI (MFF Programme Manager)

Civil-Military Cooperation as a key factor of ASAS Implementation: Maurizio Smanio (Italian Air Force)

MFF Safety Case for ASAS Spacing and Separation: (Alberto Pasquini, Deep Blue)

MFF Avionic issues as addressed during flight trials: (Sileno Goedicke, ENAV)

MFF Economic Appraisal of a possible Implementation Plan: (David Booker, EUROCONTROL HQ)

Session 3A Discussion

Session 3B: ASAS/ADS-B in the Mediterranean Area (Room: Polo Lounge)
Chairman: Giancarlo Ferrara (ENAV)
Secretary: Giorgio Matrella (ENAV)

Topics: The session scope is to propose the Mediterranean approach and the way forward to the ASAS/ADS-B implementation as a part of the future ATM system.


G2G: AMAN and ASAS Spacing in the Future ATM System (Vincenzo Melgiovanni, ENAV)

CRISTAL MED: A local ADS/B enabled Mediterranean Solution (Cristiano Cantoni, ENAV)

SESAR: The Way Ahead (Cristiano Baldoni, ENAV)

Coffee break

Session 3B Discussion

Social event: Visit of the Galleria Doria Pamphilj & Cocktail offered by SICTA

Day 3 - Wednesday 5th April

Session 4. - Integrating ASAS in an evolving ATM System

Chairman: Peter Howlett (Thales ATM)
Secretary: Tony Henley (BAE Systems)

The focus of this session is to look at future steps and issues to integrate ASAS into tomorrow's ATM system.

 Reminder of Day 1 (Phil Hogge, chairman of the workshop, ASAS TN2)

Short summary of day 2 discussions:
- MFF: Giancarlo Ferrara & Giorgio Matrella, ENAV.
Session 3A: ASAS implementation: The MFF Experience
Session 3B: ASAS/ADS-B in the Mediterranean Area

- ASSTAR: Tony Henley & Richard Watters, BAE Systems
Session 2A: Radar Crossing and Passing Applications
Session 2B: Oceanic Applications

ASAS applications maturity assessment (Bill Booth, ASAS TN2)
Airbus views on implementing ASAS (Christophe Maily, Airbus)
An ANSP's implementation plan: (Luc Deneufchâtel, DSNA)

Coffee break

Getting ready for ASAS (Jan van Doorn, EUROCONTROL EEC) 
ASAS in tomorrow's airspace (Anthony Smoker, IFATCA & Pierre Gayraud, Thales Avionics)

Debate (facilitated by Phil Hogge, ASAS TN2)

Summary & close (Phil Hogge, ASAS TN2)



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