INTACT - Tools and methods for the design of cyber-physical systems of systems (CPSoS) in aviation

INTACT - Integrated Airport and Cabin, Digital & Sensory Technologies


The INTACT joint project aims to achieve transparent communication between aircraft and ground systems for the integrated digitalisation of these two areas. To achieve this, the project is working on edge cloud technologies, hybrid distributed data processing and management technologies, and new communication technologies.

Overall, processes will be more closely linked, and shorter feedback cycles will be achieved in close to real-time. The following applications can benefit from this:

- Catering operations,

- Boarding and deboarding,

- Comfort and services for passengers and crew.

Additionally, a sub-project will focus on developing tools and methods for the design of cyber-physical systems of systems (CPSoS) in aviation.

The widespread use of information and communication technology (ICT) in aviation necessitates new design methods for systems of systems (SoS). These are formed by digitally networking existing constituent systems and enable new services and digitally integrated support for passengers.

The aim of the TUHH sub-project is to consistently utilize data and information from previously isolated systems. Widely distributed networked systems can enhance process effectiveness. For success, the overall system capability must be ensured. Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) tools can support this goal in data-driven cyber-physical systems of systems (CPSoS), including cyber security. However, cyber security is not the focus of the institute's work in this project. The aim is to provide methodological and tool-related support, as well as technology transfer, for digitally networking constituent (sub-)systems and sharing data and information across traditional system boundaries towards an adaptive CPSoS. The TUHH supports and participates in almost all project work packages, including all main work packages.

Project duration: 01 November 2022 to 31 January 2026

Funding reference number:      20D2128F