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  • Title: M3 Systems
    Descriptive info: .. Contact Us.. Home.. Consulting Engineering.. Research.. Clients & Partners.. Corporate.. Job.. Home.. CONSULTING ENGINEERING.. Airport navigation.. Air traffic management.. System Engineering.. Critical Transport.. Radionavigation.. RESEARCH.. Innovation.. passe par la recherche.. Read.. GNSS.. EGNOS.. GALILEO.. OUR SOLUTIONS.. Safe Drive.. Follow us.. CORPORATE.. M3 Systems.. Another sight.. M3 SYSTEMS 2013.. Webmaster access.. M3 Systems en Français.. M3 Systems in English..

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  • Title: Consulting & Engineering
    Descriptive info: Consulting & Engineering.. M3 Systems Consulting Engineering.. Air Traffic Management.. RADIONAVIGATION.. The applications of satellite radio navigation systems (Navstar GPS and GLONASS) have increased dramatically in recent years; ICAO has particularly promoted the use of radio navigation by satellite as a primary means of navigation.. In order to cover critical applications or for high performance, existing radio navigation satellite systems have been upgraded (new GPS signals: Aeronautical signal on L5, Civil code on L2, M-code military and new signal L1C) or complemented (Satellite Based Augmentation Systems: WAAS in the United States, EGNOS in Europe & Ground Based Augmentation Systems: Differential GPS, Pseudolite).. More recently, the European Commission has confirmed its intention to develop a European radio navigation system called Galileo.. These improvements open the way for innovations in both receiver architectures and algorithms for signal processing, with applications in many fields.. M3 Systems has specialized in the study of innovating algorithms for signal processing and critical uses which require a high performance, and brings its ability to prototype and evaluate the complete chains of signal processing to institutional investors such as CNES, ESA and DGA.. Moreover, thanks to European (ESA PCRD) and national (OSEO, DGE) financing, the company conducts R&D work for future radio navigation receivers and the implementation of applications in various fields.. M3 Systems has acquired a recognized expertise in :.. Multi-constellation signal processing (GPS, EGNOS & Galileo): Receiver architecture, acquisition and signal following algorithms, GNSS vulnerability assessments & interference analysis and mechanism hybridization.. Performance Evaluation: Receiver performance, signal performance, gathering and analysis of data.. M3 Systems is also involved in developing new services and applications which make use of satellite navigation for applications with high performance requirements (accuracy, integrity, etc), particularly for civil aviation.. Finally, M3 Systems has published or contributed to several publications in international conferences dedicated to GNSS (ION GPS, ENC-GNSS, Navitech, etc).. M3 Systems provides its clients with a team with high level of skills in Radio Navigation (signal processing, satellite navigation systems and knowledge of user requirements) for surveys related to specifications, modelling, prototyping, validation or performance evaluation.. - Our key references -.. INTERFERENCE TEST FACILITY.. Development of a GNSS signal interference testbed.. Dates :.. 2008-2009.. Client :.. ESA.. Objectives.. Today GNSS signals are to be found in three frequency bands between 1164 and1610 GHz.. Several types of interference are also present in these frequency bands which can have a significant effect on GNSS receivers.. ESA has decided to equip a platform enabling it to generate any type of interference within these frequency bands in order to assess the performance of the GNSS receivers.. The project aims at developing and validating a platform for generating interference and GNSS signals from signal ESA generator.. M3 SYSTEMS will carry out this project single-handedly.. Description.. In the framework of this project, M3 Systems has conducted an analysis of the interference present within the GNSS frequency bands as well as data gathering near the antennas emitting the interfering signals (urban, rural and airport environments).. M3 Systems has developed and validated an ‘ITF controller’ for controlling various signal generators (GNSS, pulse and continuous interference) in order to replicate the real conditions (GNSS signal plus the interference).. The platform user is able to choose different types of simultaneous interference (from DME, VOR, primary radar, secondary radar, JTIDS / MIDS, amateur radio, white noise, CW, etc) and two GNSS signal constellations (e.. g.. GPS and Galileo).. This platform also allows the user to ‘replay’ the data collected on site (spectrum, raw data).. The ORUS interference library, developed in an R&D project conducted with the DGA, is used in the ITF platform to generate synthetic interference signals representative of different environments.. Fusion of multi-sensor GNSS positioning.. 2010-2011.. DGA.. This project aims to explore the use of additional sensors and external support to GNSS systems (GPS & Galileo) for highly demanding Navigation / Guidance applications (in terms of accuracy, availability & integrity).. The objectives of the project are as follows:.. To identify and characterize the relevant sensors (cost / performance), telecommunication links and external aids.. To analyze the strategies for combining measures.. To examine the data fusion algorithm.. To analyse the complexity and performance of the implementation by the use of a simulator to model the performance  ...   The difficulties, from a technical standpoint are the use of inexpensive, and so inefficient, sensors (e.. technologies for MEMS proprioceptive sensors) or the imprecise information from aids and the constraints of remote telecommunications.. This must be remedied by a high performance data fusion algorithm, far more advanced than the standard algorithms.. A compromise should also be considered at the level of the algorithm, for example between the availability and integrity, or continuity and accuracy.. This kind of analysis is starting in the field of civil aviation but is hardly being used in other applications.. For many years, M3 Systems has been focussing its R&D on aspects of critical applications for the civilian sector (airport navigation, transportation of hazardous materials, etc) and modifying and assessing the these trade-offs for the different performance requirements.. Specifically, M3 Systems has been working on multisensor data fusion for applications for the automatic transport of people (CTS-SAT project).. This project has also been an opportunity to work in partnership with the ISAE signal processing laboratory, an expert in the field of data fusion and UAV or drone applications.. This project will also be an opportunity to transfer technology between research laboratories and industry for the future implementation of the algorithms studied.. Egnos.. Analysis of EGNOS performance for road APPLICATIONS.. 2008-2010.. MEEDDM.. Partners :.. LCPC.. Applications in road transportation are a growing market for satellite positioning systems.. Despite the rapid development of GPS navigators, the quality of service of the current GPS system remains inadequate for many professional regulatory or security applications.. EGNOS, the European complement to GPS, improves GPS performance and ensures the integrity of transmitted location information, and thus opens the way for many professional applications in the field of road transport.. However, the increase in users and applications has created a diversity of more and more constrained and difficult application environments.. This study aims at analysing the performance offered by EGNOS in different environments, representative of the applications of tomorrow, in the road transport sector.. After an initial phase of needs assessment for road applications (conducted in partnership with CETE) and device performance analysis, data was then collected in real environments (Nantes, Bordeaux and Lyon).. GPS / EGNOS performance was then analysed in terms of accuracy, availability and integrity in order to draw conclusions on the possible contribution of EGNOS for road applications.. M3 Systems brings its expertise in GNSS performance data gathering and analysis, particularly as regards the use of EGNOS for improved positioning performance and integrity monitoring.. For this project, M3 Systems offered its SAFE DRIVE project receiver developed as part of its R&D activities.. SAFE DRIVE is a dedicated open receiver for critical GPS / EGNOS applications; it is also used for its EGNOS performance analysis procedures (accuracy, availability & integrity) and was particularly adapted to the specific needs of target applications.. Maquette.. DEVELOPMENT OF A FLEXIBLE GNSS RECEIVER PROTOTYPING.. Dates: 2008-2010.. Client: CNES Client: NESC.. Partners: Thales Alenia Space, SMP, SGSO.. As part of its uniting navigation project, the French space agency, CNES has supplied a prototype of a flexible GNSS receiver which allows, among other things, the validation the GALILEO.. signal plan as.. well as innovative algorithms.. Given the evolution of signals (GPS modernisation, Galileo, GLONASS modernisation, QZSS COMPASS, etc) some of which are not consolidated yet, flexibility in the GNSS receiver model is a major asset.. The project aims at developing and validating a flexible GNSS receiver model.. In the framework of this project, M3 Systems is responsible for the development and validation of the receiver core.. The service also includes the migration of any FPGA high rate data processing.. M3 Systems participates in defining testing systems and at certain stages of validation and integration.. The updating of our Datalogger equipment (digital GNSS signal recorder up to 2 Gbits/s) to high speed data generator is also one of the tasks performed by M3 Systems in the framework of this project.. The ORUS platform (Open Receiver for Upgraded Services) developed by M3 Systems through its R&D activities is a key component in the success of this project:.. ● Bringing innovative and well-validated IPs for GNSS signal processing.. ● Offering an algorithm validation platform (specifically for their performance) before integration into the global receiver model..

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  • Title: M3 Systems Research
    Descriptive info: M3 Systems Research.. M3 Systems Research.. Why R&D?.. At M3 Systems the motivation for Research & Development is the primarily the Space dream and what it represents for the engineer from both a human and technical point of view.. Solving complex problems, creating new solutions, exploring and confronting risk, and finally, contributing to a new worldview, this is the meaning of our approach.. Driven by this vision we had to, from a fledgling company, adapt to the everyday realities, and offer accessible projects.. As early as 1999 M3 Systems focused its efforts in two main areas: Air Transportation and Innovative Operational Concepts to improve safety and efficiency, in the context of ground movements at airports, for example.. Radio Navigation signal receivers and architectures designed for implementation EGNOS and GALILEO.. Thus M3 Systems has helped to define and study the new Galileo signals and to develop performance enhancing algorithms for receivers, etc.. How has M3 Systems developed?.. Since its creation M3 Systems has simultaneously developed its R&D activities in both a National and European context in response to the needs of institutional clients and also by offering its own ideas for projects in the space applications field.. Since 2001 the company has regularly undertaken innovative projects co-financed by either Europe or by national institutions.. What types of projects?.. Starting with the skills acquired in aviation, in 2002, M3 Systems has been able to drive a series of projects relating to surface movement at airports and use of EGNOS.. This first phase not only demonstrated the potential of this approach and the value of EGNOS in the aviation sector, but it also opened up new fields of investigation in inland waterway shipping, road transportation of Dangerous Goods and people transportation.. M3 Systems has entered naturally into the development of EGNOS and Galileo by  ...   three components of what we offer:.. ● In developing innovative concepts the company has developed a support methodology for needs expression which is being effectively implemented in the aviation field, in the SESAR project, and which could be of benefit other areas.. ● From the perspective of the mastering of technology, M3 Systems has validated a set of building blocks that can be used to build future GNSS receivers (GALILEO, GPS, etc) and to provide high performance navigation solutions by the use of multi-sensors hybridisation.. ● Finally, with regard to application solutions, the first EGNOS vehicle tracking system was successfully implemented in its first airport, which demonstrates our ability to follow a development through in a difficult operating environment.. This solution is an initial implementation of our ‘ideal’ architecture for space applications.. Where are we aiming?.. Today, the company is at a crucial time in its history, a time when it needs to both continue its R&D based on the foundations put in place, but also to succeed to put to good use the results of our work in industry.. To continue to feed our desire to create and make our ‘futuristic’ ideas become reality for everyday use, this is our dual challenge from this point forward.. The Future?.. Our dream for the future is not just the continuation and completion of the initial dream.. We want engineering to allow us to improve our understanding of the challenges of our time and give meaning to our ability to create technology.. Our contribution lies in the fields of transport, mobility and critical applications.. By combining satellite navigation technology (GALILEO, GPS, etc), telecommunications and information systems (INTERNET) we can help contribute to transportation solutions that meet the needs of a modern society: more fluidity, more security and a rational consideration of the environment..

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  • Title: Clients & Partners
    Descriptive info: Clients & Partners.. ISO 9001 Certification.. Partnerships.. Main clients.. ISO 9001 CERTIFICATION.. M3 Systems is ISO 9001 version 2000 certified, shown here is the currently valid certificate:.. Partnerships.. The relationships established over more than 10 years with different R&D laboratories and universities such as ENAC, ISAE, ONERA, ENSEEIHT, the TESA and the LAAS allows M3 Systems to work in research areas at the cutting edge of technology.. The results of these R&D activities are  ...   is also involved in various cooperative activities with other European SMEs.. Our main clients are European organisations such as ESA (European Space Agency), Eurocontrol (the European air traffic control manager), the European Commission, the GSA (GALILEO) and French institutions like CNES (National Centre of Space Studies), ONERA (R&D), various ministries (MEEDDM, DGCIS), DSNA (Air Navigation) and also the DGA (defence).. M3 Systems also works with various manufacturers such as Airbus, CLS, and also Thales..

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  • Title: Corporate
    Descriptive info: Corporate.. M3 Systems Entreprise.. Company.. Edito.. Presentation.. Story.. Ressources humaines.. Working for M3S.. Being in the research.. Job offer.. Apply.. Média.. Revue de presse.. Communication / media contact.. Localisation.. Siège social Toulouse.. Bordeaux Mérignac.. Belgium.. Une dimension européenne.. Do you say Europe?.. Located in the Midi-Pyrénées region, with a subsidiary in Wallonia (Transinne) and offices in Brussels closer to the European institutions, M3 Systems, created in 1999, can offer to their customers an expertise on three areas.. En savoir +.. Être consultant chez M3S.. The testimony of our consultants.. After three years as R&D project manager at Airbus,  ...   alongside our clients and to develop skills and technological building blocks that are composing M3 Systems offer.. I am a privileged witness, and at the same an actor of the company changes.. More +.. Source d'emploi.. M3 SYSTEMS RECRUITS.. You are interested in joining an innovative company that is active in products development , R&D and consulting : check our job opportunities….. PRESSE ET PUBLICATIONS.. M3 Systems in movement.. We regularly organize events connected to our products and to projects in which we are involved.. Thanks to the media, that provide us the opportunity to be better known..

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  • Title: Job offer
    Descriptive info: Job offer.. Discovering M3 Systems.. Free applying.. Date.. Place.. Type de contrat.. See offer.. 28/01/2013.. Consultant AMOA.. Toulouse.. CDI.. Consultant ATM.. Ingénieur traitement du signal radionavigation.. Ingénieur traitement du signal.. Développeur d'applications géolocalisées.. Belgique..

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  • Title: Consulting & Engineering
    Descriptive info: AIRPORT NAVIGATION.. For many years in the field of air traffic control, flight plans and aircraft trajectories have been monitored by air traffic controllers in order to improve traffic flow and avoid midair collisions.. Recently, regulators have sought to extend the ground surveillance at airports, including all surface mobiles (aircraft and also ground vehicles).. In this context, M3 Systems is working with the ICAO and Eurocontrol Standards Institutes, and is participating in setting the standards for A-SMGCS ‘Advanced-Surface Monitoring Ground Control and Surveillance.. On top of that, using our business expertise surrounding airport navigation and its technological advances in geo-positioning GPS/EGNOS, M3 Systems is developing new technologies and solutions to meet the operational requirements of airport managers.. The SAFE DRIVE product which has equipped vehicles at Bordeaux-Merignac Airport since 2008 is a perfect illustration of that.. Using our extensive knowledge base in this field and our R&D and consulting teams, M3 Systems can support those involved in airport areas on aspects as diverse as:.. Assessment of Needs and writing of system specifications.. Cost / benefit analysis of innovation projects.. Development and delivery of products related to the monitoring of fleet vehicles or runway inspection operations.. CLESTA.. EGNOS / Wi-Fi Hybridization techniques to extend satellite coverage at airports.. 2005-2007.. Partners:.. Intuilab, TeSA, ENAC.. Objectives:.. CLESTA (Additional Local EGNOS for Airport Traffic Monitoring) aimed at strengthening the security of A-SGMC systems by compensating for the lack of satellite reception continuity over all the surface of an airport.. In the case of satellite masking, ground-LAN, based on a wireless signal, takes over and provides indirect transmission between the satellite and mobile objects.. The solution implemented is based on the SAFE DRIVE product, adding a further level of coverage, through the integration of Wi-Fi to the list of those already supported by the platform, designed and developed by M3 Systems.. A Wi-Fi network deployment and performance tests were conducted at of Toulouse Blagnac airport to validate the feasibility of the concept of extending the EGNOS coverage using Wi-Fi.. VGUIDE.. concept validation for airport vehicle navigation system.. 2007-2009.. Clients :.. Eurocontrol.. To validate the definition of a navigation system for drivers of vehicles proposed by Eurocontrol as an option in the A-SMGCS Concept Level 2.. According to the results of a recent study about the safety of airport traffic, drivers of vehicles on the manoeuvring area are the source of 30% of runway incursions.. Several A-SMGCS concepts and requirements have been written in response those findings to improve the safety of airport operations.. M3 Systems, through its industrial product SAFE DRIVE, was selected by Eurocontrol to validate these concepts through the creation of such scenarios by carried out with various operators of Bordeaux-Merignac Airport.. M3 Systems was then able to propose  ...   the right technology.. Safe drive.. A NAVIGATION AND SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM FOR AIRPORT VEHICLES.. 2005-2008.. Support :.. DRIRE Midi Pyrénées.. ANA, IneoSuez, Inov.. Results:.. This project gave birth to the SAFE DRIVE system and led to its deployment at the Bordeaux-Merignac Airport in late 2008.. As a result of increased air traffic, ground operations at airports are becoming more complex both in terms of management and security.. To improve the safety and efficiency of airport operations, especially in bad weather, M3 SYSTEMS offers the revolutionary product SAFE DRIVE.. SAFE DRIVE is a system of vehicle tracking and surveillance comprising of: :.. A supervision station for locating and monitoring vehicles (routes are records which can be used to prove an intervention or replay a scenario in case of incident/accident).. On-board equipment allows drivers to navigate on the map of the airport and to receive warnings by visual and audible alarms in case of danger (runway incursion).. Note that this system has been developed following ICAO and Eurocontrol standards to be able to coexist with other air traffic control systems (e.. ground radars).. See also:.. «.. SAFEDRIVE delivers safety and efficiency on airport runways.. » (www.. eurekanetwork.. com).. Documentation SAFEDRIVE:.. Télécharger le PDF.. M3 Systems has received a repayable grant from ANVAR in the context of an ‘Innovation Aid’ (ADI) to product development for SAFE DRIVE (study and development of a monitoring and management system for airport vehicles), for which the EUREKA label was achieved in 2004.. This project required a major R&D effort on the radio navigation part to ensure the highest level of accuracy and integrity for vehicle position calculations.. M3 Systems is one of the few companies to take advantage of the benefits of EGNOS technology for this type of application, and thereby provides its customers with the best in terms of satellite positioning.. Metis.. An EGNOS application demonstration at Casablanca Airport.. Telespazio.. Smile Maroc, ONDA.. To promote EGNOS applications in air, sea and land transportation.. Under the GSA project, METIS (MEdiTerranean Introduction of GNSS Services), M3S has piloted a service on behalf of Telespazio.. The project concluded with a demonstration of M3System’s SAFE DRIVE product at Casablanca Airport in Morocco in the presence of representatives from Morocco’s civil aviation authority and from the transportation departments of several Mediterranean countries (Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, etc).. This demonstration included:.. A flight simulation in the boardroom.. A full-scale demonstration on a vehicle from the airport.. M3 Systems teams have also assisted their client in the promotional activity for the METIS project, through their participation in a press conference in Casablanca and a workshop in Istanbul.. See also :.. The METIS PROJECT.. » (metis.. fdc.. fr).. The benefits of EGNOS Demonstrated at Mohammed V Airport in Casablanca (www.. aeronautique.. ma)..

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  • Title: Consulting & Engineering
    Descriptive info: AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT.. European air traffic management is changing.. With the continual growth of air traffic, Europe has set ambitious ATM targets with economic and environmental issues at the forefront of their minds, to:.. Improve security by a factor 10.. Reduce the impact of air traffic on the environment by 10%.. Divide the cost of screening services by 2.. Achieving these objectives requires the modernisation of technical systems and an organizational overhaul of ATC across Europe, all structured by the SESAR European Commission.. By combining its expertise in ATM (traffic flow management, monitoring of airport movements, innovative approaches, wake turbulence, etc) and its expertise in engineering systems, M3 SYSTEMS provides effective and relevant support to the European institutions and industries involved in SESAR.. M3 SYSTEMS takes part chiefly in the preliminary studies designed to refine and validate SESAR operational concepts.. M3 SYSTEMS provides methodological support to the DSNA (Leader of WP4 En-route) to build a professional reference and technical objectives in line with SESAR, which should facilitate the development of new control methods, training and the operational definition of new technical systems (4Flight).. EPISODE III.. SESAR concept Validation.. 2007 - 2008.. ALTICODE.. Objective :.. To initiate the validation of the SESAR operational concept for medium term deployment (2020).. Documents may be consulted at: http://www.. episode3.. aero/.. Episode 3 (EP3) is a project funded by the 6th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (PCRD) of the European Commission.. It is coordinated by the Eurocontrol Experimental Centre (located at Brétigny sur Orge, France) under its medium term research program.. M3 Systems supports Eurocontrol in the preparation of validation activities for the SESAR concept.. This preparatory work consists of a refined description of the concept based on modelling methods.. The structured modelling and systematic analysis of design elements to a low enough level helps to define the scope of the various validation activities and to specify their content.. M3 Systems has actively participated in the structured modelling of ATM operational processes, from the first planning phase up to the final stages of implementation.. These processes specify the concerned parties, the entrances / exits, the triggering events and the use cases, which are used to analyze and measure the impact of the SESAR operational concept and to prepare relevant validation scenarios.. ABCD.. Managing Traffic Flow.. ALG.. ATFCM (Air Traffic Flow and Capacity Management) is one of the key features of ATM (Air Traffic Management) in Europe: its role is to protect controllers against traffic overloads.. For this reason, the ATFCM system uses regulations, which are tools for controlling specific flows on any given sector by limiting the entry rate per hour.. Thus, any additional flights entering into the regulated traffic volume during the control period are allocated a take-off slot which results in a delay for the company (ATFM delay).. If a company can not meet its slot, it is required to inform the CFMU by updating its flight plan, by which a new take-off slot is calculated, consistent with the new estimated time of departure.. The ABCD project lasting three years aims to specify, prototype and validate a tool to manage flight plans within a regional or a low-cost company.. The ABCD tool aims at improving air traffic predictability by linking flight plans operated by the same plane, using the aircraft ID.. ABCD would therefore enable an airline to have a better vision of its operations but also to anticipate its reactive delays, that is to say, the delays due to the late arrival of a preceding aircraft, and a timely report to the CFMU of the non-compliances of slots.. Through interviews and statistical analysis, the first part of the project showed that the implementation of ABCD could greatly benefit the concerned parties (ATM companies, the CFMU, the airport, etc).. The second part of the project  ...   ONERA in partnership with ENAC, CGx AERO in SYS and M3 SYSTEMS, launched a project to assess the environmental benefits provided by innovative approaches and their operational impact on ATC.. View: http://www.. onera.. fr/iesta/index.. php http://www.. php.. The modelling and simulation tools from ONERA (IESTA) and ENAC (SCANSIM) were used to measure noise and chemical emissions (IESTA) and to measure the operational impact on air traffic controllers (SCANSIM).. M3 SYSTEMS was involved at several levels:.. Firstly, in drafting a document on the existing conventional approaches (B, RNAV, P-RNAV, etc) and innovative approaches (GNSS EGNOS, offset, curves, ADC, etc).. Then, in driving a CDA analysis from different points of view (Pilot, ATC, Airlines, etc) to identify the assessment needs and performance indicators to be measured (ATC workload, airport capacity, noise, Nitric Oxide emissions, etc).. By participating actively in the construction of assessment scenarios for the simulators and the results analysis with the project partners.. The experiments provided interesting insights into the impact of CDA on the airport capacity, the controller workload, the anticipation needs of the arrival sequence and the savings in fuel consumption for an aircraft and a fleet, but also in quantifying the benefits in terms of noise and chemical emissions.. Smooth.. ATFM control system performance Study.. 2005 - 2009.. The PRU (Performance Review Unit) annually review the ATM performance in Europe, as a result it found that some regulations, specifically those for when demand is close to capacity, had little impact on the air traffic flow and generated unnecessary delays.. As a result of these findings, Eurocontrol asked M3 Systems to evaluate the performance of the ATFCM (Air Traffic Flow and Capacity Management) control tool from an operational and technical standpoint, in order to identify factors that might account for system limitations and then to propose operational recommendations to the CFMU in order act against these limiting factors and to optimise system performance.. In order to meet the targets of this study, the M3 Systems team started by interviewing the operational users of the system.. This showed that the tool was used not only to smooth out flow at busy times – its primary aim - but also to reduce traffic overloads over short periods and to improve the predictability of traffic, even if a overload problem is not initially detected.. To verify these finding operational performance indicators were developed, each measuring the ability of the system to respond to a particular operational objective.. Simulations were carried out to compare the experimental data from archived flight plans (static view) with the traffic as it unfolded throughout the day (dynamic view).. The indicators which were developed could then be applied to a sample of traffic.. Based on these indicators and simulations, a number of recommendations and conclusions were drawn.. For CFMU optimal performance, we must ensure that:.. The duration of the regulation is adjusted to allow time for the system to accurately handle the excess traffic.. A regulation is placed or modified ‘at the right time’: If a regulation is placed too soon, the future vision of traffic is not specific enough, and if it is applied too late, it does not leave enough time for an optimal reaction.. In addition, a number of regulations deemed unnecessary when viewed from the perspective of the overall view of traffic from an entire day, proved in fact to be relevant in the simulation, when adopting the perspective of a controller at the moment they placed or modified a regulation.. With regard to improving the predictability, that which was observed experimentally confirmed that: When a regulation is put in place, uncertainty is significantly reduced and is included in more stable margins than in cases where there are no regulations.. Finally, the impact of external events on the intrinsic performance of the regulation system was then quantified..

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  • Title: Consulting & Engineering
    Descriptive info: SYSTEM ENGINEERING.. The aim of Systems Engineering is to control the design of complex systems and allow them to be controlled simply.. Systems engineering is the application of multidisciplinary analytic principles, mathematical or scientific, to formulate, select and develop a suitable solution, in terms of both risk and operational user needs, as well as development costs and implementation, while satisfying the interests of stakeholders.. Systems Engineering:.. Structures the entire life cycle process of a system (Needs Analysis, Specification, Design & Architecture, Implementation, Integration, Verification, Validation, Deployment, Operations Support, Maintenance and Withdrawal).. Implements disciplines (usually supported by tools) project management, requirements engineering and modelling.. Applies best industry practices and international standards (ISO 15288, ISO 12207, ECSS, CMMI, etc).. For 10 years, M3 Systems has been developing, deploying and successfully adapting its flexible and tool supported system engineering method in accordance with client’s needs and while also developing its own products.. SASI.. Methodological support for the definition of a Service Level Agreement between ANSPs (Air Navigation Service Provider) and an external service provider.. Objective.. The responsibility of an ANSP is to deliver air navigation services for the use of airspace, ensuring regularity, punctuality and the safety of aircraft movements.. Navigation services based on:.. Internal services provided by air traffic controllers and ANSP technical teams.. These are communication services, navigation, surveillance, aeronautical information, weather, etc.. External services provided by suppliers of energy, telecommunications, weather data, etc.. These external services are very much involved in the services provided to airspace end users.. European legislation on the safety of air navigation services has a large impact on the definition, implementation and supervision of external services.. All this is formalised in the form of requirements in a Service Level Agreement (SLA) which defines the relationship between an ANSP and an external supplier.. Project Description.. Project Description M3 SYSTEMS has provided methodological support to EUROCONTROL in the early stages of the capture and consolidation of requirements prior to the formalisation of functional and technical requirements for service provision.. M3 SYSTEMS provides two key elements in this project: primarily a thorough knowledge of air traffic control, essential for understanding the issues associated with outsourcing, and also the engineering system know-how, notably for the capture and consolidation of needs, that leads to the establishment of a Service Level Agreement (SLA) between an ANSP and an external service provider.. This support resulted in the development of a  ...   lie in the control method domain and which in the technical domain, while ensuring the overall coherence of the whole, all in line with SESAR European objectives.. The assistance of M3 SYSTEMS takes various forms:.. Professional assistance to participate in the creation of the standards in our areas of expertise (Specifically: Airport, surface movement, approaches and traffic flow management).. Methodological assistance to define an engineering model that supports the process, the production guidelines of model elements and the process of creating the standards.. Within this project, M3 SYSTEMS participated in the definition of an engineering model and the associated guidelines to facilitate the production of the standards.. GMES.. Project management consultancy & Complex System Control.. 2008-2012.. Partner :.. CLS.. Commission Européenne.. Objectives / Results.. M3 Systems provides an industrial vision with tried and tested development methodologies along with the control of complex projects and systems, within a scientific research environment.. M3 Systems is supporting CLS in the organization and unfolding of the project’s engineering activities, including the activities of modelling, reverse engineering, and needs gathering and formalising.. M3 Systems supports CLS in the European project GMES (Global Monitoring and Environment Security), one of whose objectives is to define and implement a combined and integrated pan-European capability for ocean monitoring and forecasting for applications related to: Maritime Safety, Oil Pollution Prevention, Marine Resource Management, Climate Change, Seasonal Forecasting, Coastal Activities, Sea Ice Monitoring, Water Quality and Pollution.. This monitoring and forecasting device is a system of systems providing operational services both of a high quality and of a guaranteed level to applications.. From 2008 to 2012, this project brings together a consortium of around sixty organisations from 29 countries for a total effort of 5700 man-months.. The ‘Central Engineering’ work package (15 man-years), led by CLS, defines and organises the development methods and operational maintenance of the entire project and its systems.. Services.. Consultancy for the setting up and drafting of the proposal (work description).. Consultancy and expertise in project management, planning, definition and organization of system life cycle (ISO 15288) and operational service life cycles (ITIL).. Methodology development for complex projects.. Support, monitoring and training of partners.. System specification and modelling, tool supported needs management, and reverse engineering.. Analysis and system design, logical and physical architectures, subsystems requirement allocation, deployment constraints and taking into account what already exists (supercalculators and infrastructure).. MyOcean project site:.. http://www.. myocean.. eu.. org..

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  • Title: Consulting & Engineering
    Descriptive info: CRITICAL TRANSPORT.. Our vision of the future, 2020 and beyond, is that economic growth combined with environmental constraints will require intelligent transport systems capable of managing mobility with:.. Increased security and reduced accident risk of through monitoring and control.. Improved operation efficiency in accordance with the regulations, by means of the supervision of transport operations.. From this perspective of highly restricted mobility management, parties concerned with transportation will need not only positioning information and relevant timing but also a sufficient level of confidence in the information they receive.. In other words, in addition to the accuracy, availability and continuity, the integrity of information provided to end users will be essential to support future transport operations.. Two classes of applications can be identified, for which integrity and confidence in the information provided is of paramount importance:.. ● ‘Safety-of-life’ applications, dealing with the transport of people (e.. civil aviation) or which may have a strong impact on people.. ● The high-reliability applications, whose integrity is more closely linked to commercial issues (e.. when the customer pays for guaranteed service and the accuracy of information provided, or if the information provided is used to charge a client for a toll road).. It is in the framework of Critical Transport that M3 SYSTEMS addresses these such applications through its various R&D projects.. FILONAS.. RESCUE SUPPORT.. As part of the Aerospace Valley competitive cluster, M3 Systems participated in the consortium led by the CECILE group and IRIT laboratory.. The project ran for about nineteen months between the different phases of system definition, manufacturing, deployment and the test-run with the SDIS 31.. It improves the quality of emergency services as well as the protection of firefighters in reducing journey time, and so overall intervention time.. At the end of the experiment, a report was prepared to consider the possible deployment on the 400 SDIS emergency vehicles.. Fire truck positioning systems underwent many trials and deployments within the intervention teams.. These tests showed that the performance of current systems are not adequate for use in the field of civil security.. GPS positioning suffers from shadowing effects in dense urban environments, which prevents the availability and the continuity of service.. The FILONAS system uses satellite guidance to assist Toulouse firefighters in their interventions.. With the help of EGNOS satellite navigation technology, and also Galileo, the departmental fire & rescue service vehicles (SDIS) of the Haute-Garonne region of France receive extremely accurate guidance.. M3 Systems is responsible for processing the EGNOS data (Improving the accuracy and integrity of measurements) and in particular for developing the software module that will be implemented in the embedded system.. Project undertaken in collaboration with:.. Ergospace, Magellium, Navocap, Pole Star, Sodit and the IRIT laboratory.. SITEEG.. URBAN FLOW AND THE ENVIRONMENT.. Project partners: As part of the Aerospace Valley competitive cluster, M3 Systems participated in this project as part of the CECILE group in cooperation with the Tesa and Zelt laboratories.. The advent of new satellite positioning technology is giving rise new applications for the emergency services, civil security, the police, public transport, freight, parcel delivery and in fact generally to all road users.. The SITEEG platform (Information System for Traffic Management and the Environment using EGNOS and GALILEO ) is an experimental platform for the mobile measurements of air quality in conjunction with road traffic indicators.. The Innovations of the SITEEG system make up a tool available to public authorities to improve traffic management in direct connection with air quality.. It is also a tool for fleet managers seeking qualified traffic information.. Service Description.. M3 Systems is responsible for the EGNOS data processing (improving the accuracy and integrity of measurements).. M3 Systems developed, in particular, software modules implemented in the embedded system.. Mitra.. Monitoring & Intervention for the TRAnsportation of Hazardous materials.. M3 Systems coordinates under the 6th Framework Programme (FP6), a consortium of fourteen European partners consisting of end users (ENSOSP - The National School (‘Ecole Superieure’) for Firefighter Officers), research institutes & laboratories and industry.. The MITRA  ...   of the project was to develop a demonstration vehicle and provide technical recommendations for equipment certification.. So, CTS-SAT project prepares the establishment of a configurable, flexible transport service which may be used ‘on demand’.. M3 Systems specified and developed algorithms for positioning and integrity (EGNOS type indicators) and their implementation in a hybridised architecture bound to proprioceptive sensors: inertial sensors, lidar, vision, etc.. Sinafe.. Innovative River Transport.. The SINAFE consortium was formed in order to cover the trio of: User Needs Innovation and Industrial Exploitation.. In particular the participation of the VNF (French Navigable Waterways), the CETMEF (Centre for Waterway and Maritime Technical Studies) and the CAF (Inland Waterway Operators Committee) provided highly relevant contributions from concerned parties in the field and opened the prospect of a larger project on the European scale.. Inland Waterway Transport (freight or passenger) is a mode of transport with many strengths.. It is economical, environmentally sound and the steady growth of waterways traffic has been observed: In the last ten years waterways traffic in France rose by nearly 50%.. The European fleet numbers more than 10,000 crafts and manufacturing sites can not meet the growing demand.. The equipment market providing innovative services for internal waterway navigation, such as those targeted in the SINAFE project, represent a real opportunity.. For this market, which has very specific characteristics when compared to maritime navigation, it is even more obvious that European regulations will require carriers to equip their craft with waterway monitoring systems.. In this context, the SINAFE project aimed at developing and demonstrating innovative waterway transport services using EGNOS and Galileo.. Innovation will be focused on the benefits of EGNOS for critical operations, specifically with regard to the integrity and accuracy (poor visibility, anti-collision, etc).. In addition, the proposed services will be integrated in the future European River Information System (RIS) and are made obligatory by the EU Directive (2005/44/EC) which aims at facilitating the internationalisation of trade, the dematerialisation of administrative procedures and the safe transport of freight.. The SINAFE project resulted in a full-scale river information system prototype deployed on the Paris-Rouen waterway and which will be entirely compatible with the future connections to the large gauge Seine-Northern Europe waterway which is planned to be put into service in 2013.. This new connection will help reduce polluting gas emissions by replacing road transportation on the northern motorway (Autoroute du Nord).. Transcontrol.. DANGEROUS GOODS TRANSPORTATION IN THE Midi-Pyrénées & Aquitaine REGIONS OF FRANCE.. Partners.. As part of the Aerospace Valley cluster, M3 Systems has been chosen to pilot the consortium composed of nine industrial partners, the South-West Technical Studies Centre, the TESA laboratory and the National School (‘Ecole Superieure’) for Firefighter Officers.. In this context, the TRANSCONTROL project aims at developing an innovative application using GNSS / EGNOS for the monitoring of hazardous material transportation for the Midi-Pyrenees and Aquitaine regions of France.. The transportation of hazardous materials is growing rapidly in France.. This phenomenon is enhanced in the Midi-Pyrenees and Aquitaine regions because of their proximity to the Pyrenees Mountains and the Spanish border.. This growth highlights the need therefore for these regions to build an infrastructure to monitor the real-time transportation of hazardous materials to prevent accidents (largely by the use of diversion measures).. In case of an accident such an infrastructure must also allow for quick access to the information needed to manage crisis situations effectively and with maximum security.. M3 Systems was responsible for guiding the project, for the specifications definition and for the overall validation of the system.. M3 Systems also developed a regional transportation monitoring application for hazardous materials.. The resulting knowledge base will provide decision support tools for parties involved in the prevention, management and monitoring of accidents involving this type of transportation.. This project began in November 2007 for a duration of 24 months, with funding from the FUI (the Single Inter-Ministerial Fund) for business clusters, in addition to funding from Grand Toulouse (the Greater Toulouse city council) and the Midi-Pyrénées Regional Council..

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