Sep 25, 2020
GTL’s aerospace research lab, ASDL@GTL, completed their final review with the EU Commission’s Clean Sky 2 Program on September 22, 2020 for their collaboration on the OASyS (Overall Air Transport System Vehicle Scenarios) project. The one year project focused on forecasting future scenarios to inform Clean Sky’s Technology Evaluator- thus enhancing its modelling capability to estimate the impacts of potential scenarios that include advanced configurations like urban air mobility vehicles and supersonic transport aircraft within the global fleet.
The project was headed by Dr. Turab Zaidi (scientific PI) and Dr. Alexandre Locquet (CNRS Coordinator) at GTL. The graduate researchers and work package leaders were Colby Weit, Jiajie (Terry) Wen, Akshay Anand (GTL), Harleen Kaur, and Madhukar Mayakonda. The project received strategic guidance from the OASyS Advisory Board in GT-Atlanta including Prof. Dimitri Mavris, Dr. Elena Garcia, Dr. Jens Holger Pfaender, and Dr. Cedric Justin. The topic management for the EU Commission was conducted by Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt (German Aerospace Center).
In the one-year project time line the OASyS team completed all five planned work packages for forecasting the future vehicle scenarios ahead of schedule, under COVID19 circumstances. The team also submitted three formal project reports to the EU Commission, authored five conference papers and two journal article manuscripts.
ASDL@GTL looks forward to further collaboration opportunities with Clean Sky under the next European framework program, Horizon Europe launching in 2021. Horizon Europe is a planned 7-year European Union scientific research initiative meant to succeed the current Horizon 2020 program under which the OASyS project was funded.
Acknowledgement: This project has received funding from the Clean Sky 2 (CS2) Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No. 864521. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Clean Sky 2 JU members other than the Union.