Exploratory research

"SESAR exploratory research drives the development and evolution of the next generation of innovative and unconventional ideas, concepts and technologies that define the performance of the future European ATM system, and contribute to its successful evolution." SESAR Scientific Committee, 2013

SESAR's contribution of Exploratory Research is twofold:

  • First, it is a catalyst to create a healthy European research capability for ATM and related air transport that will persist beyond the lifetime of the SESAR development programme.
  • Secondly, it makes provision and provides funding for research activities that are not currently part of the ‘mainstream’ SESAR workpackages. Such research addresses applications to become operational beyond the nominal SESAR timeframe and also allows for innovative work that may have application in the nearer term.


SESAR 2020: First Wave of Exploratory Research Projects


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