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Certified E-GNSS Remote TrackIng of Drone and Aircraft FLIGHTs

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€3 077 325
EU Contribution
€2 291 603
Project website
Project Acronym
CERTIFLIGHT
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Safety/Security

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-EUSPA-2021-SPACE
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Drones are aircraft without a human pilot, crew or passengers. Originally developed for military missions, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have taken off and are increasingly used in a growing number of commercial sectors. However, it is necessary to guarantee that the information on your positioning is reliable from a legal point of view. In this context, the EU-funded CERTIFLIGHT project team will propose a new U-space service for the legal certification of fingerprints generated by UAS. Specifically, it will create a digital service for the generation of certified reports of flight tracks and UAS flight records. The core of the system is a digital device for the global civil satellite navigation/internet of things system. Tracking information is encrypted for instant transmission to the CERTIFLIGHT platform and permanently stored on a private blockchain node.

Objectives

The rising number of UASs (drones) led to the introduction of additional specific rules and procedures for their use (i.e., EU regulatory package 2021/664 U-space) where UASs are expected to operate alongside sport/ultralight and General aviation (GA) aircrafts. For this class of aircrafts and UASs there is no certified component capable of ensuring a positioning information trustable enough as evidential value from a legal perspective.

In response to this need, CERTIFLIGHT project proposes a new U-space service for the legal certification of tracks generated by UASs and aircrafts flights, through the introduction of a new disruptive EGNSS-IoT digital system.
CERTIFLIGHT features a software platform that offers to its customers (UAS Operators, GA Pilots) a digital service for the generation of certified reports of flight tracks and the flight logs of UASs and GA aircrafts, especially for safety related and commercially valuable applications, paving the way for a new class of U-space business services that include the activation of Smart Contracts (i.e. contracts activated when specific conditions are met as flying specific routes for drone parcel delivery). In addition, the recorded tracks may be useful for enforcement (i.e., sanctions for airspace infringement) as well as for possible accident or incident investigations.

Methodology

The core of the system is a digital EGNSS/IoT device installed on UASs and GA manned aircraft, equipped with an OSNMA Galileo/EGNOS enabled receiver, capable to guarantee the authenticity of their position information at the origin, without the possibility to be counterfeited or spoofed. Tracking information is cyphered for transmission to CERTIFLIGHT platform in real time and permanently stored to a private Blockchain node, unalterable once stored. Galileo OSNMA service acts as unique global enabler for this service, ensuring the authenticity of positioning data at the origin.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.4 - Digital, Industry and Space
HORIZON.2.4.10 - Space, including Earth Observation
Other Programme
HORIZON-EUSPA-2021-SPACE-02-53 EGNSS applications for the Digital Age

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Topview Srl
Address
VIA PERTINI 25, 81020 SAN NICOLA LA STRADA, Italy
EU Contribution
€485 100
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Unifly
Address
LUCHTHAVENL 7A UNIT 6 AIRPORT BUSINESS CENTER, 2100 ANTWERPEN DEURNE, Belgium
EU Contribution
€240 669
Organisation
WAY4WARD SRL
Address
VIA RUGGERO BONGHI 11/B, 00184 ROMA, Italy
EU Contribution
€192 675
Organisation
Eurousc Espana Sl
Address
CALLE DIEGO HURTADO DE MENDOZA 17, 28050 MADRID, Spain
EU Contribution
€228 375
Organisation
Distretto Tecnologico Aerospaziale S.c. A R.l.
Address
S STAT 7 APPIA KM 706+030 CITTADELLA DELLE RICERCA, 72100 BRINDISI, Italy
EU Contribution
€207 375
Organisation
ARIA UNITED SRL
Address
SAT VADU SAPAT 124, 107244 VADU SAPAT, Romania
EU Contribution
€137 034
Organisation
D-Flight Spa
Address
VIA SALARIA 716, 00138 ROMA, Italy
EU Contribution
€173 250
Organisation
THE SARA PROJECT SRL
Address
VIA MONTEVIDEO 18, 00198 ROMA, Italy
EU Contribution
€238 438
Organisation
Upvision S.r.o.
Address
KLIKATA 18, 158 00 PRAHA, Czechia
EU Contribution
€137 813
Organisation
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Address
STEVINWEG 1, 2628 CN DELFT, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€250 875

Technologies

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

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