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Drones and Egnss for LOw aiRspacE urbAN mobility

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Geo-spatial type
Urban
Total project cost
€2 448 953
EU Contribution
€1 805 781
Project website
Project Acronym
DELOREAN
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Deployment planning/Financing/Market roll-out
Transport sectors
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-SPACE-EGNSS-2019-2020
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Today’s increasing pace of life and growing culture of immediacy and speed is driving the future of urban air mobility and urban air delivery. Advances in technology will make it possible to combine conventional means of transport with urban air mobility. As for deliveries delayed by the traffic-clogged city streets, an alternative is the urban sky. 

As commercial aviation has been a major paradigm shift for the development of modern society, we are now facing a new leap in mobility services with the introduction of urban air mobility and urban air delivery. Our lives are now depending majorly on immediacy. From our everyday commute to work to the next-minute delivery on our preferred e-commerce platform, we are not good at waiting-in-line. And this has been mostly backed up by fast but robust technology breakthroughs enabling commercial aviation, satellite navigation and intelligent software. We are now facing a new technology breakthrough that will bring us even more immediacy. Urban Air Mobility (UAM) is finally a plausible reality that will bring multimodal fast commutes inside and around urban areas. Combining conventional means of transport with Urban Air Mobility is not only finally feasible, but it is the way to move forward in these very congested traffic areas. Furthermore, road delivery is congesting the streets of our cities and sub-urban areas for our everyday supplies. However, the urban sky is still unexplored, and as technology advances and regulatory frameworks develop further, Urban Air Delivery (UAD) services becomes a reality that could provide not only faster, but cleaner, delivery services, thus leaving the streets for the, still utopic, recreational cycle and walk arounds. 

Objectives

In this context, the EU-funded DELOREAN project will explore the urban sky to provide faster and cleaner delivery services. Another benefit of flying drone deliveries is that the streets below will be free for cyclists and pedestrians. Moving in this direction, the project will look to the European Global Navigation Satellite System to make urban air mobility a solution.

Methodology

This project will have two main pillars of research, development and operational implementation for Urban Air Mobility and Urban Air Delivery. The two pillars will provide the individual assets towards the main objective of the project:
 

To develop the navigation and positioning requirements for the challenging urban air services, and demonstrate how EGNSS stands as an enabler of this future city sky.

Funding

Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.2.1.6. - INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Space
H2020-EU.2.1.6.3. - Enabling exploitation of space data
Other Programme
LC-SPACE-EGNSS-1-2019-2020 - EGNSS applications fostering green, safe and smart mobility

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
PILDO CONSULTING SL
Address
c/ Bac de Roda 120 (Local 2), 08019 BARCELONA, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€451 938
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Fundacion Andaluza Para El Desarrollo Aeroespacial
Address
CALLE WILBUR Y ORVILLE WRIGHT NUM 17, PARQUE AEROP, 41039 LA RINCONADA SEVILLA, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€331 250
Organisation
SOCIEDAD ESTATAL CORREOS Y TELEGRAFOS SA SME
Address
CALLE CONDE DE PENALVER, 19, 28006 Madrid, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€311 369
Organisation
EUROCONTROL - EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE SAFETY OF AIR NAVIGATION
Address
Rue de la Fusée 96, 1130 Bruxelles / Brussel, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
Geonumerics Sl
Address
AV CARL FRIEDRICH GAUSS 11, 08860 CASTELLDEFELS BARCELONA, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€145 294
Organisation
AIRBUS OPERATIONS SL
Address
AVENIDA JOHN LENNON S/N, 28906 GETAFE, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€290 281
Organisation
Bauhaus Luftfahrt Ev
Address
WILLY MESSERSCHMITT STRASSE 1, 82024 TAUFKIRCHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€153 813
Organisation
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Address
CAMINO DE VERA SN EDIFICIO 3A, 46022 VALENCIA, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€121 838

Technologies

Technology Theme
Sustainable urban mobility plans
Technology
ITS solutions for urban mobility
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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