Visit of Prof. Arne Bathke, July 19, 2016

July 19, 2016
Prof. Arne Bathke – Dekan of the University of Salzburg (USBG),
Faculty for Natural Sciences visited together with visiting professors the Aviation Competence Center (ACCS) and got comprehensive overview on the work of pilots and air traffic controller based on the Simulation environment (Air Traffic Controller working positions, Tower Simulator, Cockpit Simulator (DA42), etc.) and supported by (rule-based) artificial intelligence modules and decision support tools.

7th Lange Nacht der Forschung, April 22, 2016

April 22, 2016 – 7th Lange Nacht der Forschung at Paris Lodron University Salzburg

Austria’s greatest Science Event took place simultaneously in all 9 federal states of Austria. The latest technologies, ongoing scientific projects and research work were shown to all visitors. This event’ target is to get young people into science, so enhance their interest in making career in scientific research. Especially young participants were attracted by the numerous stations ranging from school-projects to research-work at the highest stage. Comprehensive technologies led to an increase of 30 % of visitors. USBG (Aerospace Research Group) represented by high-tech simulators of cockpits and towers were crowded all night.

USBG stations:
* ESA/IRIS Communication Tool- worldwide air traffic
* Artificial Intelligence
* Hamburg Airport Operation
* Decision Support Tools
* Advanced Cockpit Simulator

Visit of Dr. Franz Lackner, March 14, 2016

March 14, 2016 Archbishop of Salzburg, Dr. Franz Lackner visited USBG and took a spell at the wheel

Archbishop Dr. Franz Lackner visited the University of Salzburg, the Aerospace Research and Aviation Competence Center Salzburg (ACCS), situated in TECHNO-Z, Salzburg- Itzling. It didn’t adhere to technical statements. Archbishop Lackner was invited by Prof. Carl-Herbert Rokitansky to steer the cockpit-simulator, which was developed by Prof. Rokitansky. The Archbishop showed great enthusiasm and interest in operating the sophisticated simulation tools and took course as a pilot on the simulator.

MET4LOWW KICK-OFF Meeting, September 14 and 15, 2015, Vienna

Paris Lodron University Salzburg – Aviation Competence Center in cooperation with Austrocontrol – Austrian Company responsible for safety and efficiency of air traffic in Austrian Airspace has launched an FFG-Project concerning implementation of meteo-data by fast-time simulation (NAVSIM). The impact of different adverse weather and air traffic szenarios in ATM/ATC are analysed by fast time simulation to optimize arrival and departure management. Validation by Human in the Loop Simulation improves the operational air traffic management. This project will be basis for an international validation testbed for future SESAR-solutions.

ISAP’15 , July 6 – July 10, 2015 GRAZ

ISAP’15 – International Summer School on Aviation Psychology at Graz University. High Performance in Aviation and related areas. Live Demo of Intelligent Airport demonstrations.
The symposium was supported by EAAP (European Association for Aviation Psychology. University Salzburg, Prof. Rokitansky showed concepts and technologies by simulation with special regard to human in the loop evaluation and air traffic forecast simulation based on ATM/ATC/CNS simulator.
USBG’s distributed human-in-the-loop simulation environment can be coupled to SWIM network for research, validation, training at the Aviation Competence Center. (ACCS)

IABG June 25th and 26th, 2015

On June 25th to 26th Prof. Carl-Herbert Rokitansky was invited to IABG-Munich (the leading European Technology and Service provider in Aerospace Industry) for lecture and demonstrations on Cyber Security. IABG supports technologies in Internet, Telecommunication Networks, Computer Systems and Secure Information Technologies.
Prof. Rokitansky focused on
Threat Analysis
Capability Analysis and
IT Security
in ISMS (Information Security Management Systems) by introducing the Demo Tools of the ACCS (Aviation Competence Center Salzburg).

RTCA / EUROCAE June, 08 – 12, 2015

Interval Management Standardisation – Working Groups at Salzburg University.
The federal aviation administration (FAA) launches the 63th RTCA-meeting (Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics) on Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast together with EUROCAE (European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equimpment) dedicated to Standardization of Aviation at Salzburg University.
The specific working groups on application of technical requirements and development status were held during 4 days. Surveillance Broadcast Status (SBS), AIM, FIM, European activities,coordination with ADSB were some of the topics discussed. Friday, 12th of June the ACCS (Aviation Competence Center Salzburg) was visited by the delegation and simlation tools were shown to the interested experts.


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 2020Programme.
Within Shift2Rail-ROLL2Rail aims to develop key technologies and to remove identified 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. The results will be further developed, leading to demonstration in real vehicles or relevant environments.

WORLD ATM Congress, March 9 – 12, 2015

WORLD ATM Congress hosted at the IFEMA – Feria de Madrid. The topics of Air Traffic, Air Security and ATM were covered in this event. It is supported by Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) seated in United States of America.
In this event an information exchange of air navigation service providers, industrial manufacturers and suppliers, Aircraft manufacturers, Airlines, Airports and Aviation associations takes place every year.
Actual and future projects are promoted and discussed. Simulation work as done in the ACCS (Aviaton Competence Center Salzburg) at the University of Salzburg at the current state of research is an extremely quested applicaion area.

I-Day 2015

FEBRUARY 4, 2015

Open house in the Institute of Computer Sciences – University of Salzburg.
Projects, lectures, presentations and relevant information concerning studies and research in Computer Sciences.

The Aerospace Research Group presented the newest research projects and research results to students in the
Aerospace Competence Center concerning optimization and simulation of flight routes and digital communicaton systems.