TAPAS

Towards and Automated and exPlainable ATM System

In a nutshell, the scope of this research is the systematic exploration of AI/ML solutions towards increasing levels of automation in specific ATM scenarios, through analysis and experimental activities, with the objective to deliver principles of transparency, enabling the application of AI/ML supported automation in ATM. Specifically, TAPAS will:

  • Describe and analyse in detail two operational cases: Conflict Detection & Resolution applied to Air Traffic Control (ATC, tactical), and Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM, pre-tactical). 
  • Develop eXplainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) methods, addressing the requirements of both operational cases, which focus on the needs of operators (and potential other actors) concerning the quality and transparency of solutions generated by XAI methods.
  • Apply Visual Analytics techniques to assess and enhance explainability of AI/ML systems in ATM.
  • Run experiments that assess the applicability of XAI methods in the various levels of automation considered, exploring different ways of interaction and information exchange. The objective is to understand how operators (and potential other actors) increase their trust to XAI methods.

Objectives

The main objective of TAPAS is the exploration of highly automated XAI (eXplainable Artificial Intelligence) scenarios through validation activities and Visual Analytics (VA), in order to identify needs and strategies to address transparency and explainability in the operational cases considered, paving the way for the application of these AI/ML technologies in ATM environments.

XAI methods

Develop XAI methods, which focus on the needs of operators concerning the quality and transparency of solutions generated by XAI methods.

VA techniques

Apply VA techniques to assess and enhance explainability of AI/ML systems in ATM

Validation

Run experiments that assess the applicability of XAI in the various levels of automation.

Results

Extract conclusions, principles and recommendations based on these experimental results and analysis.

Consortium

Our consortium consist of a large variety of experts in different domains.

CRIDA

Spain

BOEING

Spain

FRAUNHOFER

Germany

News, Events & Publications

To share our progress we continuously publish news, events, project reports and scientific work.

December 7-10, 2020
December 7-10, 2020
SESAR INNOVATION DAYS 2020

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September 10, 2020
September 10, 2020
ADVISORY BOARD KICK-OFF METTING

TAPAS organizes the first fruitful meeting with the Advisory Board.

September 9, 2020
September 9, 2020
PROGRESS MEETING #1

TAPAS presents its progress from the beginning of the project.

June 3, 2020
June 3, 2020
PROJECT KICK-OFF MEETING

TAPAS starts its journey! 

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