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Concept of Operations for EuRopean UTM Systems

Objective

The drone business sector is growing rapidly, but in Europe today is held back by the absence of a harmonized approach for the integration of drones into Very Low Level (VLL) airspace. The CORUS (Concept of Operation for EuRopean UTM Systems) project gathers experts from aviation (manned and drone), research and academia to develop a reference Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for UTM (UAS Traffic Management) in VLL airspace in Europe.
Building on the state-of-the-art, CORUS will develop an operational concept enabling safe interaction between all airspace users in VLL considering contingencies and societal issues. Specifically CORUS will:
1. Establish a CONOPS for nominal situations, developing use cases for major scenarios
2. Address drones operations in the vicinity of airfields and controlled airspace and for transfer between controlled and non-controlled airspaces.
3. Describe how losses of safety in non-nominal drone situations can be minimized.
4. Examine non-aviation aspects, identifying key issues for society and offering solutions to ease social acceptance
5. Identify necessary technical developments, quantifying the level of safety and performance required
The broad acceptance of the CORUS CONOPS is paramount. To this end CORUS will establish a “UTM community Network” drawing on a wide range of stakeholders, to guide and review the development through a series of workshops. A subset of the “UTM community Network” will form an Advisory Board to review draft documents and answer questions. Through these bodies coordination with other ongoing research and rulemaking initiatives from the European Commission, EUROCAE, EASA, JARUS and NASA’s UTM research project will be ensured, as well as the regular interaction with the Work Area 2 projects of the same Call.
Comprehensive communication and dissemination activities will be implemented to ensure the widest possible outreach of the project outcomes throughout the project’s life.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/transport planning/air traffic management
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics/autonomous robots/drones

Call for proposal

H2020-SESAR-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

SESAR-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

EUROCONTROL - EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE SAFETY OF AIR NAVIGATION
Address
Rue De La Fusée 96
1130 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 0

Participants (8)

DFS DEUTSCHE FLUGSICHERUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
Am Dfs Campus 10
63225 Langen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 89 500
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
DIRECTION DES SERVICES DE LA NAVIGATION AERIENNE
France
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
50 Rue Henry Farman
75720 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ENAV SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
Via Salaria 716
00138 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HEMAV TECHNOLOGY SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 50 500
Address
Calle Carlos Trias Bertran 4 1A Planta
28020 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATS (EN ROUTE) PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
4000 Parkway Whiteley
PO15 7FL Fareham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIFLY
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 170 000
Address
Luchthavenl 7A Unit 6 Airport Business Center
2100 Antwerpen Deurne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 70 000
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments