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Measuring U-Space Social and Environmental Impact

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Total project cost
€999 731
EU Contribution
€999 731
Project Acronym
MUSE
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport mode
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Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects,
Societal/Economic issues

Overview

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

Urban air mobility offers new opportunities for the mobility of people and goods by employing small, sustainable, and safe automated aircraft. However, a significant challenge persists due to the potentially adverse effects of drone operations on citizens' quality of life, primarily stemming from visual and noise pollution. The EU-funded MUSE project will develop methodologies and tools for the assessment and prediction of this impact. The ultimate goal is to ensure that drone operations over densely populated areas are performed in a way that does not negatively affect the liveability of European cities.

Objectives

The goal of MUSE is to develop a set of key performance indicators, methods and tools for the comprehensive and rigorous assessment of the impact of UAM operations on the liveability and quality of life in European cities, with particular focus on drone-generated noise and visual pollution.
This general goal translates into the following specific objectives:
1. To define a set of U-Space social and environmental KPIs able to capture the full range of UAM's impacts on citizens’ quality of life with the highest possible level of geographical, temporal, demographic, socioeconomic and behavioural resolution
2. To develop new methods and tools for the measurement and forecasting of the proposed KPIs. The new toolset will provide accurate drone 4D trajectory generation in urban areas, modelling of UAM’s noise and visual footprints, high-resolution dynamic population mapping and calculation of population exposure indicators segmented by type of day and time of the day, citizens’ sociodemographic profile, type of activity being performed and other relevant variables.
3. To showcase and evaluate the capabilities of the new methods and tools developed by MUSE through their application to a set of case studies in one or more European cities.
4. To create the conditions for the transfer of the project results to the subsequent stages of the R&I cycle by outlining a new SESAR Solution, the MUSE U-Space Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Framework, that serves as an enabler of a future U-Space service aimed at optimising the social and environmental performance of UAM operations.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.5 - Climate, Energy and Mobility
Other Programme
HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-ER-01-WA1-3 Fundamental Science and Outreach for U-space and Urban Air Mobility

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
NOMMON SOLUTIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES SL
Address
PLAZA CARLOS TRIAS BERTRAN 4 2 PLANTA, 28020 MADRID, Spain
EU Contribution
€290 594
Partner Organisations
Organisation
INGENIERIE GEOGRAPHIQUE NUMERIQUE FRANCAISE A L'INTERNATIONAL
Address
RUE BISCORNET 7, 75012 Paris, France
EU Contribution
€85 188
Organisation
Univerzitet U Beogradu - Saobracajni Fakultet
Address
Vojvode Stepe 305, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
EU Contribution
€157 469
Organisation
POLIS
Address
RUE DU TRONE 98, 1050 Bruxelles / Brussel, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€88 000
Organisation
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
Address
CHEMIN DE LA HUNIERE, 91120 PALAISEAU, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€191 578
Organisation
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Address
CALLE JORDI GIRONA 31, 08034 BARCELONA, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€186 904

Technologies

Technology Theme
Emissions control systems
Technology
Top-down methods for harmonised socio-economic impact calculation
Development phase
Research/Invention

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