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dc.contributor.authorPrats Menéndez, Xavier
dc.contributor.authorBendris, Bianca
dc.contributor.authorDalmau Codina, Ramon
dc.contributor.authorMontolio, Josep
dc.contributor.authorDay, Brent
dc.contributor.authorLenz, Helge
dc.contributor.authorKohrs, Ralf
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Física
dc.identifier.citationPrats, X., Bendris, B., Dalmau, R., Montolio, J., Day, B., Lenz, H., Kohrs, R. 4D Continuous Descent Operations Supported by an Electronic Flight Bag. A: Digital Avionics Systems Conference. "DASC 2016: 35 th Digital Avionics Systems Conference: Sacramento, USA: September 25-29, 2016: proceedings book". Sacramento: 2016.
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes a set of flight simulation experiments carried out with the DLR’s Generic Cockpit Simulator (GECO). A new concept named time and energy managed operations (TEMO), which aims to enable advanced four dimensional (4D) continuous descent operations (CDO), was evaluated after three full days of experiments with qualified pilots. The experiment focused to investigate the possibility of using a 4D-controller on a modern aircraft with unmodified or only slightly modified avionic systems. This was achieved by executing the controller in an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and using the pilot to “close the loop” by entering speed and other advisories into the autopilot Flight Control Unit (FCU). The outcome of the experiments include subjective (questionnaires answered by pilots) and objective (trajectory logs) data. Data analysis showed a very good acceptance (both in terms of safety and operability of the procedure) from the participating crews, only with minor suggestions to be improved in future versions of the controller and the speed advisories update rates. Good time accuracy all along the descent trajectory was also observed.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Aeronàutica i espai
dc.subject.lcshFlight simulator
dc.subject.lcshAerial operations
dc.subject.otherContinuous Descent Operations (CDO)
dc.subject.otherRequired time of arrival (RTA)
dc.subject.otherElectronic Flight Bag (EFB)
dc.title4D Continuous Descent Operations Supported by an Electronic Flight Bag
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacNavegació aèria
dc.subject.lemacSimuladors de vol
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. ICARUS - Intelligent Communications and Avionics for Robust Unmanned Aerial Systems
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorPrats, X.; Bendris, B.; Dalmau, R.; Montolio, J.; Day, B.; Lenz, H.; Kohrs, R.
local.citation.contributorDigital Avionics Systems Conference
local.citation.publicationNameDASC 2016: 35 th Digital Avionics Systems Conference: Sacramento, USA: September 25-29, 2016: proceedings book

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