Deploying SWIM infrastructure at DSNA


Apr. '18OngoingDec. '24

Implementing Partners

Leader: DSNA



The main aim of this Implementing Project (IP) is to implement part of SWIM in the DSNA infrastructure. While it will be compliant with the SWIM Yellow Profile, the architecture defined will also minimise the path to achieve compliance with the Blue Profile (Costs related to SWIM blue profile (family 5.6.2) are not eligible under this Action according to the call requirements). Currently DSNA has deployed a couple of pre-SWIM services on an ad hoc and local architecture.
In full compliance with the PCP, the implementation at DSNA of a SWIM architecture aims at enabling the interconnection of service-oriented systems within DSNA, with external customers as well as with European SWIM. The definition of the optimal deployment architecture for SWIM is part of this project.
The IP will contribute to fill approximately 2/3 of the gap in family 5.2.2 (the remaining gap will be closed with the implementation of the SWIM TI Blue Profile once its specification is available).
DSNA AF5 context:
Through the awarded IP 2016_141_AF5 “Deploy SWIM governance” IP (Action 2016-EU-TM-0117-M), DSNA has started to address the Common SWIM Infrastructure components. DSNA is furthermore contributing to the multi-stakeholders IP "2017_084_AF5 SWIM Common PKI and policies & procedures for establishing a Trust framework", whose purpose is to build the future European cyber-security and PKI framework (addressing Family "5.1.4 Common SWIM PKI and cyber security"). Moreover, family "5.2.3 Stakeholders SWIM PKI and cyber security" is addressed by IP 2017_034_AF5 "Deploying Cyber Infrastructure at DSNA" which aims at deploying SWIM PKI and cyber security means at DSNA. In addition, IP "2017_039_AF5 SEPIA - Deploying SWIM based AIM services related to French Airspace" aims at implementing a first set of Aeronautical Exchanges services (related to Family 5.3.1) enabling a first operational use of the DSNA SWIM infrastructure.
The present project supports family 5.2.2 "Stakeholders SWIM Infrastructures Components" and its goal is to deploy the SWIM Yellow Profile Infrastructure at DSNA.

Specific objectives:
The Implementation Project specifically aims to:

  • Identify features of a middleware platform supporting SWIM with the maximum flexibility and scalability, required security and governance into the future;

  • Develop the SWIM target architecture for DSNA;

  • Implement infrastructure components required for SWIM Yellow Profile;

  • Ensure the infrastructure meets essential security requirements and is linked to a PKI environment;

  • Ensure SWIM infrastructure complies with SWIM governance recommended standards and best practices.

Expected Results:

  • SWIM target architecture for DSNA is developed;

  • Infrastructure components required for SWIM Yellow Profile are implemented;

  • SWIM infrastructure deployed at DSNA complies with SWIM governance recommended standards and best practices.

Performance Benefits:
The Implementation Project represents the basis for full SWIM compliance in future years, upon which the service implementations and system changes to implement SoA (Service Oriented Architecture) can build. DSNA is expected to be equipped with a modern, scalable, secure and resilient platform to facilitate System Wide Information Management (SWIM) to allow for future data exchange with all its partners.

This Implementing Project, by providing a transversal infrastructure for DSNA ATM/AIM/MET/Communication, Navigation, Surveillance (CNS) components to implement and expose SWIM services, aims to :

  • diminish by two the cost of implementing SWIM services, compared to the same implementation conducted for each individual component,

  • diminish by at least four the timeframe needed to develop a new SWIM service, going from 2 years timeframe to around 3 to 6 months

  • be able to support the provision and use of more than 30 yellow SWIM services which are to be implemented by 2025

Countries involved

Additional Information

  • Project Type: Air Navigation Service Provider
  • CEF Call Year: 2017
  • Civil/Military: Civil
  • Multistakeholder: No
  • Main AF: AF5 - Initial System Wide Information Management
  • Sub AF: S-AF 5.2 - SWIM Technical Infrastructure and Profiles
  • Progress Percentage: 82%