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Demand and Capacity Optimisation in U-space

DACUS

Demand and Capacity Optimisation in U-space

Call for proposal: 
H2020-SESAR-2019-2
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

DACUS aims at the development of a service-oriented Demand and Capacity Balancing (DCB) process for drone traffic management. This overall objective responds to an operational and technical need in European drone operations for a tangible solution integrating the functionalities of the SESAR U-space services for Drone Traffic Management (DTM) to produce timely, efficient and safe decisions.

The project intends to integrate in a consistent DCB solution the relevant demand and capacity influence factors (such as CNS performances availability), definitions (such as airspace structure), processes (such as separation management), and services (such as Strategic and Tactical Conflict Resolution). Therefore, to achieve the overall DACUS objective, five specific objectives are set:

  1. Develop a drone DCB process, from strategic to tactical phase, integrating uncertainty of planned operations and guided by the definition of a U-space performance scheme that include the development of metrics for airspace capacity appropriate for an environment with no human controller.
  2. Develop innovative services algorithms and enabling models and technologies as functional blocks of DCB process, able to support large number of simultaneous operations and to design and manage efficient and safe drone trajectories.
  3. Define a structure for Very Low Level (VLL) airspace and a set of airspace rules that optimises the trade-off between capacity and safety, including the definition of separation management process.
  4. Find the optimal balance between on-board separation intelligence and U-space separation service intelligence in tactical separation depending.
  5. Refine Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) requirements in support of tactical and procedural separation, with a focus on urban environment.
Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead 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: 
€313,000
Partner Organisations: 

Ingenieria Y Economía Del Transporte S.a.

Address: 
Paseo Habana 138
28036 MADRID
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€140,500

Enaire

Address: 
AVENIDA DE ARAGON S/N BLOQUE 330, PORTAL 2 PARQUE EMPRESARIAL LAS MERCEDES
28022 MADRID
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€57,664

Eurocontrol - European Organisation For The Safety Of Air Navigation

Address: 
Rue De La Fusée 96
1130 Bruxelles
Belgium

Jeppesen Gmbh

Address: 
Frankfurter Strasse 233
63263 Neu-Isenburg
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€248,225

Boeing Research & Technology Center

Address: 
Cañada Real de las Merinas 1-3, Edificio 4
28042 MADRID
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€188,453

Toulouse Metropole

Address: 
6 RUE RENE LEDUC
31500 TOULOUSE
France
EU Contribution: 
€53,978

Technische Universitat Darmstadt

Address: 
KAROLINENPLATZ 5
64289 DARMSTADT
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€230,750

Netgengid Ehf.

Address: 
GRENSASVEGUR 11
108 REYKJAVIK
Iceland
EU Contribution: 
€76,250

Sopra Steria Group

Address: 
ZAE LES GLAISINS 3 RUE DU PRE FAUCON
74940 ANNECY LE VIEUX
France
EU Contribution: 
€225,916

Isa Software

Address: 
St Georges House Chester Road 215-219
Manchester
M154JE
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€204,883
Technologies: 
Development phase: