AUSTROCONTROL visits ACCS (Aviation Competence Center Salzburg), May 21, 2015

Austrocontrol (ACG) is resposible for a safe and economical process of air traffic in the Austrian air space and controls 4000 aircrafts daily.
The visit of representatives of Austrocontrol (ACG) at Aviation Competence Center Salzburg (ACCS), which is operated by Prof. Carl-Herbert Rokitansky was an interesting exchange of opinions in order to cooperate in future projects.
The University of Salzburg showed Live Demos by worldwide simulaton tools, remote tower functions, optimized Aiport Operations, Intelligent Decision Support Tools, ACCS/ATC, a Tower Simulator and DA42 Simulator. The concepts of Technology and Simulation were met with great interest by the visitors.

First Austrian Aviaton Day 5th & 6th of March, 2015

This expert conference was held in Salzburg in the Casern of Schwarzenberg on march 5 and 6, 2015.

The symposium was launched by cooperation of Austrian Chamber of Commerce Trade and Idustry, Ministry of Tranportation, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT), AICAT (ARGE Consortium Industrial Cooperation and Aviation Technology) and Chamber of Commerce of Salzburg, as well as by numerous famous aviation organisations and companies engaged in aviation technologies.
Within this event a great number of lectures, pulse presentations and discussions were held. The main topic was ‘ Safety in Air Traffic’.

Representatives of ACG (Austrocontrol), Ministry of Defence and Sports, Frequentis AG, AAI (Austrian Aeronautics Industry Group), SCE Systemengineering, AMST Systemtechnik, ÖBH (Austrian Federal Armed Forces) and a large number of experts were invited to attract a great number of participants.

The main subjects of the Congress:

  • SESAR Single European Sky
  • Air Traffic Management Research European Framework – Technology and Security.

  • Unmanned Aviation
  • Current Status in Austria/International, Liability and crisis management, formalities of the future.

  • Simulation
  • State of the art in research and technology.

  • Simulation – practical application
  • Demonstration of Flight Simulators at Aviation Competence Center of Universität Salzburg guided by Prof. Carl-Herbert Rokitansky.

Project MET4LOWW – MET-potentials for the Arrival and Departure Management

2015 – 2018

This FFG-Project’s aim is to improve safety and efficiency of air traffic by implementation of meteo-data by fast time simulation (NAVSIM) and to derive ATM-concepts.

The impact of different adverse weather and air traffic scenarios in ATM/ATC (operating figures for safety, capacity, cost-efficiency, and environment) are analyzed by fast time simulation to optimize arrival and departure management. Validation by Human in the Loop Simulation improves the operational air traffic management.

Wind fields and weather convective zones are integrated in an ATM/ATC simulator and appropriate side track and adaptation strategies are implemented. The basic Arrival/Departure concepts (AMAN/DMAN) and the time calculation on destined waypoints and derived from this the possibility of sequencing is applied to test meteorological impact in Arrival and Departure management. To validate the consequences of flying around storm and tempest cells ATM key performances are applied.

This project will be basis for an international validation testbed for future SESAR-solutions. Validation by Human in the Loop Simulation improves the operational air traffic management.


ACG Austrocontrol GmbH

Contact: – Markus Kerschbaum – Austrocontrol GmbH. – Carl-Herbert Rokitansky – University of Salzburg

Project ROLL2RAIL – New dependable rolling stock for a more sustainable, intelligent and comfortable Rail Transport in Europe


The aim is to research on technologies and architectures to allow new generation of train communication systems based on wireless transmission for train control and monitoring (TCMS), functions and Infotainment, CCTV applications, thus reducing or even completely eliminating onboard communication cables and simplifying the train coupling procedure.

The results will contribute to the increase of the operational reliability (up to 50% for Roll2Rail) and to the reduction of the life cycle costs (up to 40% for Roll2Rail). By the end of the project, the following specific achievements will be fulfilled: Radio communications technology assessment for railways (onboard, train-to-train and train-to-ground), to increase reliability and reduce life cycle costs; Development of standard high level resilient architectures and physical interfaces for the train wireless communication systems, to drive their deployment in real products in the future.

Rail-ROLL2Rail aims to develop key technologies and to remove identified blocking points for innovation in the field of railway vehicles as part of a longer term strategy to revolutionize the rolling stock of the future. The results will be further developed, leading to demonstration in real vehicles or relevant environments.

UNIFE, the European Rail Industry launched an European Rail Research and development project meeting. This project was selected by the European Commission in the call of the HORIZON 2020 Programme. Shift2Rail. Within Shift2Rail-ROLL2Rail aims to develop key technologies and to remove idientified blocking points for innovaton in the field of railway vehicles as part of a longer term strategy to revolutionise the rolling stock of the future.
At the end of the project all the results will be further developed, leading to demonstration in real vehicles or relevant environments feeding into IP1 of Shift2Rail. Moreover, this project will deliver a set of technical recommendations and proposals of standarisation.


Alstom, Ansaldobreda, Bombardier, Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarilles, Ceit, Deutsche Bahn, Faiveley Transport Group, Fraunhofer Forschung, Intitut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports de l’Amenagement des Reseaux, Ikerlan, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Knorr-Bremse, Metro Madrid, Network Rail UK, Politechnico di Milano, D’Appolinia S.P.A, Siemens, SNCF, Talgo, Trafikverket, Trenitalia, Unicontrols, UNIFE, University of Praha, University of Karlova, University of Southampton, University Salzburg, University of Zilina, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, Virtual Vehicle, Vossloh AG


Contact: – Andrea Demadonna – UNIFE – Xavier Allard – Alstom – Carl-Herbert Rokitansky – University Salzburg