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An AI-based Holistic Dynamic Framework for a safe Drone’s Operations in restricted and urban areas

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€1 993 113
EU Contribution
€1 993 113
Project website
Project Acronym
AI4HyDrop
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Safety/Security

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-ER-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

The widespread use of drones, along with their increasing adoption by corporations, organisations and others, has highlighted the necessity for airspace management to prevent collisions, mitigate risks and avoid causing damage in restricted and urban areas. This becomes even more critical in densely populated urban regions where the interaction between a growing drone population and dynamic environments can cause significant issues. 

With an increasing number and diversity of potential drone operations, managing the airspace to accommodate these drones will become an increasingly sophisticated task, especially in densely populated urban areas encompassing restricted zones with dynamic environmental and operational influences. Due to the associated higher probability of conflicts, and ultimately collisions, such areas require management of dedicated structured airspace, operations, and services to help mitigate these potential hazards.

Several projects are currently working on defining ConOps for U-space services. Corus and Corus-XUAM have defined a possible capabilities model, such as airspace organization and services. However, a holistic framework is necessary to create an effective and efficient flow of information between the various capabilities in order to systematically organise the airspace usage. Such an automated Air Traffic Management System will be essential for the introduction drone operations at scale.

Objectives

The EU-funded AI4HyDrop project aims to establish a comprehensive framework that efficiently facilitates the flow of information for organising airspace use and related U-space services. Additionally, the project will incorporate input from stakeholders and collect information that could impact airspace management from various sources, including meteorological data.
AI4HyDrop evaluates the various stakeholder needs, delivering validated concepts, defining a methodology for an airspace structure organisation and associated U-space services. The framework considers the information from other services such as meteorological and separation provision, which can then be used for flight planning approval process, prioritization. In addition, essential elements such as surveillance and contingency planning can be addressed. The framework incorporates various AI based tools and associated information flows necessary to addresses the complexity, safety and scalability required for implementing such U-space services.

The proposed framework represents a digital step change in ATM, using AI as a means to overcome many critical barriers foreseen in the introduction of automated U-space services. The findings could later be expanded to support general airspace management.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.5 - Climate, Energy and Mobility
Other Programme
HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-ER-01-WA2-4 - ATM application-oriented Research for U-space and urban Air Mobility

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
UNIVERSITETET I SOROST-NORGE
Address
RAVEIEN 215, 3184 BORRE, Norway
EU Contribution
€520 025
Partner Organisations
Organisation
DUZCE BELEDIYESI
Address
CEDIDIYE MAH ISTANBUL CAD DUZCE BELEDIYESI NO 1 ME, 81020 Duzce, Turkey
EU Contribution
€40 000
Organisation
ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
Address
AYAZAGA KAMPUSU, 34469 Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€262 500
Organisation
Sintef As
Address
STRINDVEGEN 4, 7034 TRONDHEIM, Norway
EU Contribution
€193 213
Organisation
UNIVERSIDAD EUROPEA DE MADRID SA
Address
CALLE TAJO S/N, 28670 Villaviciosa, Spain
EU Contribution
€220 188
Organisation
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Address
LINDER HOHE, 51147 KOLN, Germany
EU Contribution
€251 625
Organisation
Devlet Hava Meydanlari Isletmesi Genel Mudurlugu - Dhmi
Address
Mevlana Bulvari 66, 6330 Ankara, Turkey
EU Contribution
€111 875
EU Contribution
€170 000
Organisation
Sopra Steria Group
Address
ZAE LES GLAISINS 3 RUE DU PRE FAUCON, 74940 ANNECY LE VIEUX, France
EU Contribution
€166 500
Organisation
KATARA
Address
10 RUE DE PENTHIEVRE, 75008 Paris, France
EU Contribution
€57 188

Technologies

Technology Theme
Information systems
Technology
Air traffic management systems
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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