This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 636308.

Netherlands Aerospace Centre
Netherlands Aerospace CentreNetherlands Aerospace Centre
Air Traffic Management and Airports Department
The Netherlands


About Netherlands Aerospace Centre

The Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) is a non-profit technological research institute performing applied aerospace research on areas such as aerospace vehicles, aircraft systems and applications, air transport and related research.

The National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) is an independent knowledge enterprise in the Netherlands for aerospace. The overall mission of the company is to make air transport and space exploration safer, more sustainable and more efficient. NLR’s multidisciplinary approach focuses on developing new and cost effective technologies for aviation and space, from design support to production technology and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul). With its unique expertise and state of the art facilities NLR is bridging the gap between research and application.

NLR covers the entire RDT&E (Research, Development, Test & Evaluation) range, including all of the essential phases in research - from validation, verification and qualification to evaluation. As a result of this, NLR contributes to the innovative and competitive strength of government and industry in the Netherlands and abroad.

Approximately 650 scientists and engineers are working for NLR in national and international projects that are market-oriented, independent, and socially relevant. The research and development work is carried out on a project basis with strict financial control and aims to provide solutions to meet customer’s needs. NLR has a NEN ISO 9001 and AQAP 110 certification for project engineering.


Role in the project

NLR is responsible for the research and development of concepts and systems for demand and capacity forecast of passengers in the passenger-centric operations of an airport terminal (WP4). NLR’s main tasks in the PASSME project include:

  • the use of innovative sensors to monitor passenger movements, behaviour, emotions
  • the development of airport operations terminal monitor and forecast systems





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