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Activities on drone integration and demonstration in VLL operations

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€1 455 769
EU Contribution
€1 169 074
Project Acronym
SAFEDRONE
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Network and traffic management systems (NTM)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Safety/Security
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-SESAR-2016-2
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

The scope of the SAFEDRONE project is to acquire practical experience in Very Low Level (VLL) operations where general aviation, state aviation and optionally piloted aircrafts and drones will share the airspace. It is important to highlight that this project will have a clear practical focus in which the primary activities will be innovation, integration, and in particular, demonstrating activities with flight tests.

The specific objectives of SAFEDRONE are the following:

  1. Demonstrate how to integrate general aviation, state aviation, optionally piloted aircrafts and drones into non-segregated airspace in a multi-aircraft and manned flight environment, in order to explore the feasibility of U-Space vision by 2019.
  2. Perform a large number of demonstrations in order to accumulate evidences and experience about the required services and procedures necessary to operate drones in a safe, efficient and secure way within U-Space.
  3. Validate proof of concept implementations of a large variety of U-Space services and procedures.
  4. Provide evidences to EASA and National Aviation Authorities to reinforce the safe integration of drones under U-Space for the different drone categories. Also, the lessons learnt and the technologies used during the project will be proposed to the different standardisation bodies.
  5. Coordination with the recently approved SESAR-RPAS projects in order to align the demonstrations with the CONOPS and technological developments of these projects.
  6. Increase the awareness of the advances in U-Space within Europe through the dissemination of the obtained results.

Finally, the SAFEDRONE consortium is formed by two private companies (INDRA and UNIFLY), two government-owned companies (IAI and ENAIRE), two aeronautical research centres (CATEC and CRIDA) and one university (University of Seville) obtaining a balance amongst: accessing novel technology, integration and operational experience, and orienting the demonstrations towards real market needs.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.4.7.
Other Programme
SESAR-VLD1-10-2016 Safe integration of drones

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Indra
Address
Avenida de Bruselas, 35, Alcobendas Madrid, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€211 400
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Fundacion Andaluza Para El Desarrollo Aeroespacial
Address
Calle Torneo 26, 41002 Seville, Spain
EU Contribution
€250 281
Organisation
Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
Address
Ben Gurion International Airport, Lod 70100, Israel
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€203 623
Organisation
Centro De Referencia Investigacion Desarrollo E Innovacion Atm, A.i.e.
Address
Avda De Aragon 402 4 Edificio Allende, N/A Madrid, Spain
EU Contribution
€75 339
Organisation
Unifly
Address
LUCHTHAVENL 7A UNIT 6 AIRPORT BUSINESS CENTER, 2100 ANTWERPEN DEURNE, Belgium
EU Contribution
€151 428
Organisation
Entidad Pública Empresarial Aeropuertos Españoles Y Navegación Aérea
Address
Arturo Soria 109, 28043 Madrid, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€102 504
Organisation
Universidad De Sevilla
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
EU Contribution
€174 500

Technologies

Technology Theme
Aircraft operations and safety
Technology
Drone traffic management system
Development phase
Validation

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