Next-Generation Air Traffic Management Systems: Increasing Safety, Efficiency and Sustainability of the Aviation Sector
This lecture addresses key contemporary issues in Air Traffic Management (ATM) research focussing on the crucial challenge currently faced by the aviation industry: enhancing safety, efficiency and environmental sustainability of the sector in an era of steady air traffic growth. The aim is to foster opportunities for industrial innovation and multidisciplinary research collaboration in areas of strategic interest such as future systems for Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM), Dynamic Airspace Management (DAM) and cooperative/non-cooperative surveillance, towards establishing a coherent framework for the evolution of the ATM sector in the Asia-Pacific region and globally.
Taking the move from SESAR/NextGen/OneSky top-level operational and technical requirements, this lecture presents integrated Communication, Navigation and Surveillance/ATM and Avionics (CNS+A) system architectures implementing 4-Dimensional Trajectory Optimisation (4DTO) algorithms, data link communications and enhanced surveillance technologies, as well as adaptive forms of Human-Machine Interface and Interaction (HMI2), allowing the automated negotiation and validation of aircraft intents for safer and more efficient ATM operations. As an integral part of this CNS+A evolutionary process, specific requirements for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) cooperative and non-cooperative Detect-and-Avoid (DAA) are being addressed in order to allow the safe and unrestricted access of UAS to all classes of airspace.
Roberto (Rob) Sabatini is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Aviation with more than 25 years of experience in the aerospace industry and in academia. He is an expert in Air Traffic Management (ATM), avionics and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), with specific hands-on competence in aeronautical Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS), flight Guidance, Dynamics and Control (GDC), aviation human factors engineering, and multi-sensor data fusion for civil and military applications. During his career, Rob led/co-led several research programs on a variety of aerospace systems for manned and unmanned aircraft, totalling more than $9,000,000 in funding from several aerospace industries and government agencies. Currently, Rob Sabatini is the Head of the Intelligent Transport Systems Research Group and the Aviation Program Leader at RMIT University. Additionally, he serves as ATM & Avionics Leader in the Sir Lawrence Wackett Aerospace Research Centre and HDR Coordinator in the School of Engineering. Rob has authored or co-authored more than 300 publications and received various international awards for achievements in aerospace engineering and aviation research. Rob is a Fellow of RIN, a Senior Member of IEEE, a Senior Member of AIAA, and a Life Member of AFCEA. Additionally, he serves as Technical Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Senior Editor for the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Associate Editor for Aerospace Science and Technology, Associate Editor for the Journal of Test and Evaluation, and Associate Editor for the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic System Society “Systems” Magazine.