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SKYOPENER - establishing new foundations for the use of Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Systems for civilian applications.

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€4 171 488
EU Contribution
€1 813 729
Project Acronym
SKYOPENER
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Deployment planning/Financing/Market roll-out

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-Galileo-GSA-2014-2015
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

SKYOPENER will increase the use of Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) for civilian applications by contributing to the European RPAS Steering Group's roadmap for the integration of civil RPAS into the European Aviation System. SKYOPENER will provide a whole operational process and a system that will demonstrate higher capability through Communication, Navigation and Surveillance innovations in RPAS. The SKYOPENER system will be designed, in the first instance, for specific operations for tactical RPAS, that are under 25kilos but subject to national aviation authority regulation, operating at Very Low Level of operation (under 500ft).

SKYOPENER will include live trials in Switzerland for which we will gather stakeholders implicated in the operations of RPAS including RPAS operators, civil aviation authorities, air navigation service providers, RPAS manufacturers, satcom service providers etc.
The newly developed system will be the result of the integration of a range of components which will combine technologies such as GNSS, satcom and security tools. GNSS will be used for the safety navigation of RPAS. The project will provide a command and control link that uses communication through multi-band satellite and radio and will address the redundancy issue of communication systems It will also feature a surveillance system with detect and avoid functions that will be based on GNSS, system wide information management and satcom. Such a system will be less costly, less complex, lighter and easier to roll out than those that are currently using mode-S transponders.

SKYOPENER project brings together a seven partner team with a range of expertise and skills. Additionally we will include in the project a stakeholder group which will advise on the requirements of the project, witness the trial operations and support in the dissemination of results from the project. The range of partners, stakeholders and European associations give SKYOPENER a European scope.

Funding

Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.2.1.6. - INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Space
Other Programme
GALILEO-1-2015 EGNSS applications

Partners

Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
€0
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution
€754 301
Organisation
UNIFLY
Address
LUCHTHAVENL 7A UNIT 6 AIRPORT BUSINESS CENTER, 2100 Antwerpen, Belgium
EU Contribution
€166 031
Organisation
Skyguide, Sa Suisse Pour Les Services De La Navigation Aerienne Civils Et Militaires
Address
ROUTE DE PRE BOIS 15-17, 1215 GENEVA, Switzerland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
CONNECTIV-IT
Address
3 RUE RONDELET, 75012 Paris, France
EU Contribution
€632 406
Organisation
Blyenburgh & Co Sarl
Address
Rue Michel Ange 86, 75016 Paris, France
EU Contribution
€63 616
Organisation
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€197 375

Technologies

Technology Theme
Rail operations
Technology
GNSS-based navigation
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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