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UNMANNED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT 4D PATH PLANNING TECHNOLOGIES FOR DRONE SWARM TO ENHANCE SAFETY AND SECURITY IN TRANSPORT

LABYRINTH

UNMANNED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT 4D PATH PLANNING TECHNOLOGIES FOR DRONE SWARM TO ENHANCE SAFETY AND SECURITY IN TRANSPORT

Call for proposal: 
H2020-MG-2019-TwoStages
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

Ensuring transport safety and security is one of the EU’s main priorities, as spotlighted in WHITE PAPER–Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area, which sets out a strategy leading to reach a safer, more efficient and more sustainable civil road, rail, air and waterborne transport. Drone applications are considered as potentially capable of revolutionizing the world around us. Nevertheless, security issues make it impossible to fly drones in most situations, since drone guidance and control-related technologies have not reached enough readiness level to guarantee safe operations in most low altitude scenarios.

To face these issues, SESAR has created U-SPACE, a new framework designed to safely, securely and efficiently integrate drone operations at low level into EU airspace. Active geofencing is one of the main drone emerging technologies outlined in the U-Space Blueprint. However, although geofencing is a useful technology to avoid drones’ presence in restricted places, it is not prepared to face the future proliferation of drones in areas such as cities, where drone swarm applications will lead to an increasing risk of collisions.

LABYRINTH has identified the need to research on centralized planification systems capable of communicating with the drones in a certain area, processing their desired origin and destination points and computing paths to avoid collisions. This is embodied in the Unmanned Traffic Management Systems (UTM) that, in contrast to EU strategy, are one of the NASA’s main research priorities, whose objective is to create flight control centres for auto-piloted drones.

Aligned with this, LABYRINTH aims to use this new approach to create a U-SPACE-based technology to make a leap forward in the efforts undertaken so far through the development of autonomous drone applications, focussing on solutions addressed to enhance safety and efficiency of civil transport in road, seaport and airport scenarios, including emergency assistance operations.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Universidad Carlos Iii De Madrid

Address: 
Calle Madrid
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€612,164
Partner Organisations: 

Ait Austrian Institute Of Technology Gmbh

Address: 
GIEFINGGASSE 4
1210 WIEN
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€306,266

Eurocontrol - European Organisation For The Safety Of Air Navigation

Address: 
Rue De La Fusée 96
1130 Bruxelles
Belgium

Din Deutsches Institut Fuer Normung E.v.

Address: 
Burggrafenstrasse 6
10787 Berlin
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€156,668

Pons Seguridad Vial Sl

Address: 
GLORIETA DE RUBEN DARIO,4
28010 MADRID
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€330,000

Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v

Address: 
Linder Hoehe
51147 KOELN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€1,097,500

Pkf Attest Inncome Sl

Address: 
CALLE ORENSE 81 7 PLANTA
28020 MADRID
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€295,900

Telefonica Investigacion Y Desarrollo Sa

Address: 
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€379,246

Ayuntamiento De Madrid

Address: 
PLAZA DE LA VILLA 4
28005 MADRID
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€155,688

Expace On Board Systems Sl

Address: 
CALLE MARGARITA SALAS 16 PLANTA BAJA LEGANES
28919 MADRID
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€864,725

Instituto Nacional De Tecnica Aeroespacial Esteban Terradas

Address: 
CR TORREJON AJALVIR KM 4 2
28850 TORREJON DE ARDOZ MADRID
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€555,170

Jefatura Central De Trafico

Address: 
JOSEPHA VALCARCEL 28
28027 MADRID
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€72,500

Autorità Di Sistema Portuale Del Mar Ligure Occidentale

Address: 
N/a
16124 Genova
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€131,250
Technologies: 
Development phase: