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TOPIC : Validation and Demonstration Engineering

Topic identifier: SESAR.IR-VLD.Wave1-03-2015
Publication date: 22 October 2015

Types of action: SESAR-CSA Coordination and Support Action
Opening date:
29 October 2015
Deadline: 20 April 2016 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Horizon 2020
Topic Updates
  • 06 April 2016 18:17

    When reference is made to “candidate members” in this call, this shall be understood as meaning “Members”.

  • 17 March 2016 12:20

    Please note that as a result of the accession of new members to the SESAR Joint undertaking, the list of eligible entities that can submit a proposal in response to the present call, restricted to the SJU Members, has been amended. Therefore the “Excel file (and its Guidance) of Technical Proposal Template for TAs” is not valid any longer and have been removed.


  • 16 March 2016 16:25

    Please note that the call deadline has been extended to 20/04/2016.

Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

The application of common System Engineering (SE) methodologies to develop Verification and Validation Infrastructures (V&VIs) and Verification and Validation Platforms (V&VPs) needs to be generalized to all SESAR solutions for V2 and V3 maturity levels including Very Large Scale Demonstrations (VLSD) projects. The lack of strict application of Requirements and V&V guidelines will represent an issue in the SESAR 2020 programme. It is required a system engineering data management is implemented across the programme to ensure that coverage matrices and traceability matrices (between operational & performance requirements vs. technical requirements, between validation objectives vs. operational & performance requirements etc.) are available to support the content integration work. The granularity of available evidences (SE data and deliverables) need to be homogenous and with the sufficient quality to guarantee their usability and significance for the SESAR Community.

A challenge for the SESAR 2020 Programme is to identify and detail a set of strategic validation tools and interoperability solutions that could improve the SESAR 2020 validation process (supporting several partners and/or several projects validation needs and thus improving cost-efficiency).


The System Engineering and Validation project is responsible for the specification of long-term shared developments on the V&VIs, becoming an enabler for validation activities. Specific activities are:

  • Maintenance of the SE Data Management Framework (SE-DMF): Development and maintenance of processes, methods and tools for SE data Management (based on a Data centric approach) to allow capturing SE data in a structured way ensuring consistency, coherence and coverage analysis at Programme level;

  • Validation and Demonstration Infrastructure Development Support and quality assurance: Monitor the application of V&VPs, V&VIs and Demonstration Platform Development Methodology;

  • Support to SESAR Solution Maturity Lifecycle and Gates: Provide, per SESAR solution, traceability matrices between operational and technical requirements and the validation results and coverage matrices of associated elements of the Integrated roadmap (SESAR Solutions, OI steps and Enablers);

  • Maintenance of the V&VPs, V&VIs and Demonstration Platform Development Methodology: Maintain and improve the V&VPs, V&VIs and Demonstration Platform Development methodologies to be applied by the SESAR solution and VLSD projects and provision of training.

  • Maintenance of V&V platforms and Demonstration platforms catalogue: Maintain the catalogue of the V&V and Demonstration Platforms and associated documentation describing their current capabilities and their planned evolution.

  • Support the communalization of validation tools: Identification and selection of strategic validation tools and interoperability solutions, produce technical specifications, interoperability requirements and conformance criteria applicable for the different simulators, tools and V&VIs and provision of guidance and support to SESAR Solution and VLSD projects.

Expected Impact:

This project will deliver a V&VPs, V&VIs and Demonstration Platform Development Methodology as well as a System Engineering Management Framework, a V&V platforms and Demonstration Platform catalogue, Technical specifications for common Validation Tools and Interoperability solutions, Traceability and coverage SE data reports to support all validation activities throughout the Programme..

Topic conditions and documents

The SJU is launching a Call for Proposals under H2020 restricted to its candidate members (c.f.: eligibility conditions below) with a view to implement “SESAR 2020 Transversal Activities”, “Industrial Research& Validation Activities” and “Very Large Scale Demonstration Activities”

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application. The key reference documents for this Call for Proposal are the amended SJU Work Programme 2015 and SESAR 2020 Multi-Annual Work Programme. They set out the purpose and scope of the IR/VLD Call for Proposals and describe the activities that will be implemented via the resulting Grant Agreements as well as the conditions for participation and award.

The purpose of this procedure is to award a maximum of 28 (twenty eight) Grant Agreements (GAs), one per “Topic”. This is the relevant model agreement: SJU Model Grant Agreement (MGA). General guidance can be found in the Annotated Model Grant Agreement (AMGA). Please refer also to the SJU MGA Budget Amendment Process.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: Described in the amended SJU Work Programme 2015.
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: This Call for Proposals is restricted to the Eligible Entities as identified in the amended SJU Work Programme 2015, subject to their selection as SJU Members as a result of the ad-hoc Call for final SJU Membership Applications.The admissibility conditions are described in the amended SJU Work Programme 2015.
  3. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the SJU proposal template for the TA projects, which can be downloaded after entering the submission tool below.
  4. Evaluation

    4.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: Described in the amended SJU Work Programme 2015.

    4.2 Submission and evaluation process: Described in the Guide to the submission and evaluation process
  5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

    Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation is provided maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission, and maximum 3 months from the date of informing successful applicants.
  6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:
    The provisions, templates and evaluation forms for the Transversal Activities (Cooperative and Support Actions) are provided below: 
    - Specific provisions and funding rates are described in the amended SJU Work Programme 2015
    - SJU proposal templates (Administrative forms and Technical annex) are available after entering the "start submission" button and then after entering the "Download Part B Templates" button
    - SJU Self-Evaluation Form for TAs
  7. Technical documentation

        - The SJU Work Programme is defined in the SESAR 2020 Multi-Annual Work Programme document.
        - For the Transversal Activities, the Technical Specifications for each Topic can be found in Appendix B of the SESAR 2020 Multiannual Work Programme
        - The Extended Release Strategy indicating the prioritized SESAR Solutions and the major Programme milestones for Wave 1 and Wave 2. 
        - An overview of the applicable Programme Management processes is provided in the Introduction to SESAR 2020 Programme Execution document
        - Proposed European ATM Master Plan edition 2015

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