Save the date for UFO Dissemination WorkShop on 23/04/2015, Amsterdam NLR

WS Goals are to:

Make some recommandations about R&D Needs => FP8 H2020
Technologies (Radar & Lidar)
Quality/Availability of Wind/EDR measurements for airport operations
Gap in foggy weather (Need for additional sensors)
Fusion & Assimilation of ultra-fast data in High Resolution Forecast models
Disseminate on UFO Technical & Operational Requirements => SESAR H2020
Technical requirements for Radar/Lidar on airports
Operational requirements for SESAR H2020 Enhanced Runway Capacity
Collaborative Airborne/Ground Wind/EDR assessment
Safety validation & Standards => EUROCAE WG86, WMO, EUMETNET
Safety Analysis for Wind/EDR Information for Airport
Radar & Lidar standards for airport
Wind and EDR Algorithms standards

Complete description available for downloading in Work Package / WP 6000 in the document list at the bottom of the page.

UFO in short

About the project

Adverse meteorological conditions and weather hazards have a tremendous impact on Air Traffic Control (ATC) with limitations of capacity, flexibility and safety.

Impacts of weather on aviation are huge and are a main cause of delay (1/3 of all), extra fuel consumption and associated increase of Greenhouse emissions.

The fuel savings by aircraft delay absorption impact significantly on new Green constraints, airline costs and airport revenues.

Our Objectives

The UFO project aims at ensuring aviation safety at current hight standards or even better, regardless of air transport growth, through Wake-Vortex Advisory Systems improvement, in connection with SESAR P12.2.2 project.

UFO research works will address a wide range of new Ultra Fast Lidar / Radar Wind & EDR (Eddy Dissipation Rate for turbulence) monitoring sensors, usable for Wake-Vortex Hazards Mitigation, but also for severe Cross-Wind, Air Turbulence and Wind-Shear.