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Announcement Wakenet Europe Workshop 2015

A workshop on wake turbulence called "WakeNet-Europe 2015 workshop" took place on 21/22 APRIL 2015 in Amsterdam, hosted by NLR.

The presentations can be downloaded now.

WakeNet-Europe Workshop 2014

WakeNet-Europe Workshop 2015

Agenda Day 1: Tuesday, 21 April 2015



Time (duration)


Presenter/ Session Chair


09:00 (30‘)

Registration at NLR entrance



09:30 (25‘)

Welcome/Opening Words



09:55 (20‘)

Key-Note Emmanuel Isambert (EASA)


Session 1

Operational solution implementation

Thomas Feuerle (TU Braunschweig)


10:15 (25‘)


Vincent Treve (EUROCONTROL)


10:40 (25‘)

FAA RECAT Phase I Operational Experience

Scott Pressley (FAA)


11:05 (30‘)

Coffee Break



11:35 (20‘)

FAA Progress on Wake Avoidance Solutions for Closely-Spaced-Parallel-Runways (CSPR)

Steven Lang (Volpe National Transportation Systems Center)


11:55 (20‘)

Air traffic implementation of RECAT at large metro-plex facilities

James Jenkins & Joel Forrest (Human Solutions, Inc.)


Session 2

Operational solution development & validation            Frédéric Rooseleer (EUROCONTROL)


12:15 (25‘)

SESAR P6.8.1 – Generic TBS concept validation activities

Vincent Treve (EUROCONTROL)


12:40 (25‘)

Preliminary results from FDR data collection campaign at London Heathrow

Deborah Rushton (NATS)


13:05 (60‘)

Lunch Break

(sponsored by THALES)


Session 3

Safety assessment and risk analysis                                     Lennaert Speijker (NLR)


14:05 (25‘)

Investigation of Aircraft Encounters with Deformed Wake Vortices – Models, Methodology and Exemplary Results

David Bieniek (TU Berlin)


14:30 (25‘)

A Simple and Usable Wake Vortex Encounter Severity Metric

Ivan De Visscher (Wake Prediction Technologies)


14:55 (30‘)

Coffee Break



15:25 (25‘)

Universal atmospheric hazard criteria

Peter van der Geest (NLR)


15:50 (25‘)

Research on Aircraft Re-categorization Based on Metric Units for Reducing Wake Vortex Separations

Wei Zhiqiang (College of ATM, Civil Aviation University of China)


16:15 (25’)

Wake-vortex Relative Risk Analysis

Jacques Wild (AVTECH Sweden AB)


16:40 (05’)

short Wrap-Up, Reminder for Day 2




End of Day 1




Agenda Day 2: Wednesday, 22 April 2015



Time (duration)


Presenter/ Session Chair


09:00 (30‘)

Registration at NLR entrance



09:30 (10‘)

Welcome Day 2, Announcements



09:40 (20’)

Key-Note Dietrich Knörzer (European Commission)


Session 4

Wake modelling and simulation                                            Frank Holzäpfel (DLR)


10:00 (25‘)

Multi-Model Ensemble Wake Vortex Prediction

Stephan Körner (DLR)


10:25 (25‘)

Investigation of Reynolds number effects for wake vortex decay and transport IGE

Olivier Thiry (Université catholique de Louvain)

10:50 (25‘)

Why and how do aircraft wake vortices may vanish then come back?

Holly Johnson (ONERA)

11:15 (25’)

Coffee Break



Session 5

Aircraft systems                                                                             Carsten Schwarz (DLR)


11:40 (25‘)

In-Flight Wake Encounter Prediction with the Wake Encounter Avoidance and Advisory System (WEAA)

Tobias Bauer (DLR)

12:05 (25‘)

Towards Wake-Resistant Aircraft through LiDAR-Based Wake Impact Alleviation

Jana Ehlers (DLR)


Session 6

Radar Wake-Vortex/Wind/EDR monitoring sensors     Frédéric Barbaresco (Thales)


12:30 (25‘)

Radar/Lidar EDR & Wind Retrieval with Ultra-Fast sensors : New Standard for airport based on first results of FP7 UFO Toulouse Trials

Frédéric Barbaresco (Thales Air Systems)

12:55 (25‘)

SESAR – Wake vortex measurements by radar. First results of the 2014-2015 campaign

Philippe Juge (Thales Air Systems)

13:20 (60‘)

Lunch Break

(sponsored by THALES)

14:20 (25‘)

A Circulation Retrieval Method of Wake Vortex in Fog with a Side-looking Scanning Radar

Jianbing Li (National University of Defense Technology, China)


Session 7

Lidar Wake-Vortex/Wind/EDR monitoring sensors       Frédéric Barbaresco (Thales)


14:45 (25‘)

Wake vortex measurement campaign towards reduced separation

Naoki Matayoshi (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)

15:10 (35‘)

Coffee Break


15:45 (25‘)

An Algorithm for Estimating Aircraft Wake Vortex Parameters from Lidar Lateral RHI

Eiichi Yoshikawa (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)

16:10 (25‘)

Next Generation of Doppler LIDARs for modern regulations on wake turbulence

Jean-Pierre Cariou (LEOSPHERE)


16:35 (10’)

Closing remarks




End of Wakenet-Europe Workshop 2015



WakeNet-Europe Workshop 2014

UFO Dissemination Workshop 2015

Agenda Thursday, 23 April 2015



Time (duration)


Presenter/ Session Chair



Registration & Welcome Coffee





F. Barbaresco (THALES)


Session 0

Opening Session of UFO Dissemination Workshop


Evolving standards and regulatory framework for weather-dependent separations

Emmanuel Isambert (EASA)


Enhanced Runway Throughput with Wind/Wake-Vortex sensors

Philippe Juge (THALES)


Session 1

FP7 UFO Trials Results: Main Achievements & Results



New Generation Ultra-Fast E-scan X-band Radar/ 1.5 μm Lidar Sensors – Lessons learnt from UFO Toulouse trials

F. Barbaresco (THALES) & J.P. Cariou (LEOSPHERE)



Performance and application of X-band radar and 1.6 μm lidar low-level wind measurement at Frankfurt and Munich airports

T. Ernsdorf (DWD) & M. Hagen (DLR)



Coffee Break



Session 2

Tactical Weather Monitoring for Airport Operations



Physics of the Atmosphere (EDR in the Convective Boundary Layer ) based on Radar/Lidar Profiler measurements and simulation

D. Vanhoenecker (UCL) & R. Wilson (UPMC)



Ultra-Fast Wind/EDR Monitoring Algorithms & their performances

A. Oude Nijhuis (TUDELFT)

& A. Dolfi (ONERA)



Other Sources of Weather Datalink (Mode-S EHS, ADS-B) & Radar/Lidar Data Ingestion in High Resolution Forecast Models

S. de Haan (KNMI), T. Feuerle (TU Braunschweig)


Session 3

UFO Recommendations & UFO database




New Ultra-Fast Wind Sensors for Airport:  Technical/Operational Requirements & Safety


L. Speijker (NLR), F. Barbaresco (THALES)



FP7 UFO Trials Database available for European/International Collaboration





Lunch Break



Session 4

International Requirements for Airport Meteorology



Enhanced MET Services for Aviation in SESAR

Jean-Louis Brenguier (Météo-France, manager of SESAR WP11.2)



Focus on Airport Meteorology as key enabler for enhanced performance of the European Air Transport System

Herbert Pümpel (WMO Chair of the CAeM Expert Team on




Translation of probabilistic Weather forecast into impact for Aviation stakeholders

Thomas Gerz (DLR)



Coffee Break




Panel Discussion




Challenges for new tactical weather systems for airport

Panel of external & UFO experts



Closure of the workshop