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Technical Program at a Glance

Friday, September 13th, 2019

09:00-11:00 Aula Magna
Regular Session
Track 1.3

Use of information models in automation

Trece Heroínas
Regular Session
Track 4.3

Data Driven Optimisation of Automated Systems

Pedro Cerbuna
Regular Session
Track 8

Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks, and Information Processing

Martina Bescós
Special Session 1

On the Role of Automatic Control on Renewable Energy Systems

Pilar Sinués
Regular Session
Tracks 5.2 & 10

Artificial Intelligence and Applications in Industrial Control

Joaquín Costa
Session WIP 5

WIP Tracks 7, 8 and 10

11:00-11:30 Room: Josefa Amar y Borbón
Coffee Break and Poster Session
11:30-12:30 Room: Aula Magna
Plenary Session

AI, Connectivity and Cyber-Security in Avionics

Marc Gatti

Thales Avionics SAS, France
Plenary talk. AI, Connectivity and Cyber-Security in Avionics

Abstract. Before addressing this topic we need to put emphasis on some definitions.

  • When we address Avionics platform, we address:
    • All the embedded systems required by an Aircraft, whatever it is (Commercial, Fighter, Transport, Drone, Flying Cabs) to fly.
    • All the embedded Critical and Less Critical functions required for
      • Flying (Flight Control Command, Propulsion Management, …)
      • Piloting (Fuel management, anti-icing, TCAS1, TAW2S, …)
      • Utilities (Doors and Slide, toilets, air conditioning, …)
      • Maintenance
      • Connectivity

Don’t forget that the Aeronautical environment is moving very fast asking having “permanent” interconnections with ground (airport, traffic control, maintenance systems), and now pushing to introduce interconnections between aircrafts as a major stakes to increase efficiency and safety.

We have also to respond to the problematic of reducing crew that can be one solution to help solving the problem of the non-availability of Pilot regarding the increase of Air traffic. Different works are in progress to analyze if one response to this problematic can be an Pilot Assistant using Artificial Intelligence.

On Open question link to the evolution of the Global Aircraft Environment we have to respond is the following one: “What can be the benefit using embedded IA and Connectivity ?”, we plan to give some responses on these themes in the paper and during the presentation.

Marc Gatti's biography

Marc Gatti is Scientific Director & Academics Relationship at Thales Avionics SAS. An Engineer by background, he joined Thales in 1980 after graduating from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electronique, Electrotechnique, Informatique et Hydraulique de Toulouse, France, with a Master in Computing & Signal processing. He has obtained a PhD degree in Computing from University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC) and Associate Professor Degree (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) in Electronics from Université de Bordeaux.

A French national, he has worked in multiple locations and areas for Thales spanning 40 years career covering computing domain first in the naval domain for submarines, torpedoes and surface ships then in the aircraft military area for fighters and transport, and now covering both commercial and military areas.

Marc has spent five years as a Computing Technical Director then 5 years as Director for managing the R&T at the Avionics Global Business Unit Level and now he is the Scientific Director and manage all the relation with academics; he is involved in advanced researches in this domain and has more than 40 publications and 25 patents in the area of sensors management, processing, modeling and recently in the analysis of ageing phenomena for components using Deep Sub Micronic (DSM) technologies.

For certified commercial & military aircraft he has participated to the introduction of Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) as the Avionics Computing Reference and now he is working on the preparation on the next generation of these systems.

He is also the pilot for the Strategic Activity Domain (DAS) named Embedded System, Autonomous Systems, Internet of Things, Software and Hardware (Systèmes embarqués, systèmes autonOmes, objets Connectés, Logiciel et Électronique) within the Aerospace Valley cluster and the co-pilot for the DAS Photonics and Microwave for Aeronautic and Space (PHAROS) within the Alplha Route Des Lasers et des Hyperfréquences Cluster.

12:30-12:45 Room: Aula Magna
ETFA’2019: Closing Session
12:45-14:30 Restaurante Idílico
Lunch Break
17:00-18:30 Guided Tour to Aljaferia Palace