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An Integrated Security Concept for Drone Operations

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€909 294
EU Contribution
€909 294
Project Acronym
SECOPS
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Other specified
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-SESAR-2016-1
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

Project SECOPS (an integrated SECurity concept for drone OPerationS) is initiated by a research centre (NLR) and 3 SME industrial partners (SensoFusion, Unifly and Delft Dynamics), in response to the SESAR2020 Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Exploratory Research Call, under Topic 06 “Security & cyber-resilience”.

SECOPS' objective is to push drone technology forward by ensuring that security risks in the Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) concept are mitigated to an acceptable level. An integrated security concept at TRL2 will be developed addressing resistance of drones against unlawful interference, protection of third parties and integration of geo-fencing technology; focussing on technological options (navigation, surveillance, in-flight updates, etc.) for both airborne and ground elements, considering legal, regulatory and social aspects.

SECOPS will include a proof of concept of the integrated security concept, integrating COTS technology of the consortium partners. A preliminary demonstrator, based on a realistic scenario, will be performed at the Netherlands RPAS Test Centre (NRTC).

The comprehensive experience of the SECOPS partners working on drone security and geo-fencing in various R&T projects and initiatives, joint national and European collaboration on multiple aerospace programs of OEMs motivate their common application. NLR has a strong track record in drone research, testing, applications and training. The industrial partners are keys to the project’s success: SensoFusion in the development and commercialisation of the AIRFENCE drone detection and prevention system, Unifly in the development of a UTM system and Delft Dynamics in developing and building robot helicopter systems to provide innovative security solutions for drone and third parties, but also in the development of the counter drone system DroneCatcher.

SECOPS total grant request to EC is 909 293€ for the whole consortium and the project will be conducted within 24 months.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.4.7.

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Stichting Centrum Voor De Ontwikkeling Van Transport En Logistiek In Europa
Address
Van Nelleweg 1, 3044 BC Rotterdam, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€260 244
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Sensofusion Oy
Address
HAKAMAENKUJA 1, 01510 VANTAA, Finland
EU Contribution
€187 500
Organisation
Unifly
Address
LUCHTHAVENL 7A UNIT 6 AIRPORT BUSINESS CENTER, 2100 ANTWERPEN DEURNE, Belgium
EU Contribution
€245 300
Organisation
Delft Dynamics B.v.
Address
Molengraaffsingel 12-14, 2629 JD Delft, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€216 250

Technologies

Technology Theme
Aircraft operations and safety
Technology
Drone traffic management system
TRL
TRL 2
Development phase
Research/Invention

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