ACROSS’s main goal is to design and validate cockpit applications able to reduce crew workload in current two-pilots operations along the different phases of the flight.
More specifically, the ACROSS applications:
– Promote workload reduction during normal operations;
– Provide support for reduced crew operations, either because one pilot has temporarily left the cockpit, or because s/he has become incapacitated;
– Provide safe recover from total crew incapacitation situations.
The ACROSS consortium consists of 35 partners from 12 different European countries.
We lead and coordinate the ACROSS validation activities. Validation wise, ACROSS is a quite articulated project as it requires the integration of validation results generated by different validation exercises—each exercise executed by different partners at their own validation facilities, and focused on different technologies (more than 15 cockpit applications have been evaluated). In order to address this challenge, Deep Blue defined a common E-OCVM based validation strategy; provided validation guidance to the partners conducting the exercises; and defined common templates in support of the planning and reporting of the local exercises. Also, one key measure was the definition of a common performance framework to ensure the effective integration and comparability of the validation results generated in the project in the area of human performance, safety, and cost-benefit.
Deep Blue also contributes to the transversal work packages of human factors and safety.
Finally, we lead the project Dissemination and Exploitation activities. Deep Blue takes care of project identity design, website, brochure and videos production and scientific communication coordination.
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