The project

The project

As the European ATM system evolves with the implementation of SESAR initiatives and wider technological and policy changes, these modifications are likely to have an impact on different unrelated subsystems due to the high level of entanglement and coupling in the system. The coupling of the ATM subsystem might be distinct for different stakeholders, for instance the propagation of effects (e.g. delay and costs to stakeholders) in the network is not the same for flights and passengers.

Domino is a SESAR Exploratory Research project aimed at solving part of those issues. Domino develops a toolbox containing a set of programs and analyses, along with a methodology, with the aim of providing the basis of a future, more exhaustive decision-making tool offering both flight and passenger perspectives. Domino aims to produce improved insights into, and knowledge of, the current state of the system, and its behaviour under the implementation of three mechanisms: dynamic cost indexing, User Driven Prioritisation Process and Extended Arrival Manager.

Two sets of case studies will be defined based on these mechanisms to help test the methodology: investigative case studies will be defined early in the project and prioritised with a stakeholders’ consultation, whist adaptive case studies will incorporate stakeholder feedback inspired changes and be tested at a later stage.

Who we are

Domino is coordinated by the University of Westminster. There are five participants from four countries:

ECTL: EUROCONTROL, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, France
UNITS: Università degli studi di Trieste, Italy
UniBo: Univesità di Bologna, Italy
INX: Fundacion Insituto de Investigacion Innaxis,Spain

Public deliverables

WP2 Data management
D2.1 Data management and sources
D2.2 Database structure

WP3 Architecture and case studies definition
D3.1 Architecture definition
D3.2 Investigative case studies description
D3.3 Adaptive case studies description

WP4 Model development and execution
D4.1 Initial model design

WP5 Metrics and system analysis
D5.1 Metrics and analysis approach
D5.2 Investigative case studies results
D5.3 Final tool and model description and case studies results

WP6 Stakeholder assessment and dissemination
D6.2 Stakeholders consultation on system and investigative case studies
D6.3 Workshop results summary