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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 861696

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2020

  • End date

    31 May 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 291 805

  • EU contribution

    € 4 957 076,25

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Spain

Objective

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 impossible to fly drones in most situations, due to drone guidance and control-related technologies have not reached enough readiness level to guarantee safe operations in most of low altitude scenarios.

To face these issues, SESAR has created U-SPACE, a new framework designed to integrate safely, securely and efficiently 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 compute 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 adressed to enhace safety and efficiency of civil trasnport in road, seaport and airport scenarios, including emergency assistance operations.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Address

Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 612 164,34

Participants (12)

EXPACE ON BOARD SYSTEMS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 864 725

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 097 500

JEFATURA CENTRAL DE TRAFICO

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 72 500

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 379 245,63

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 555 170

EUROCONTROL - EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE SAFETY OF AIR NAVIGATION

Belgium

DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 156 667,50

AUTORITA DI SISTEMA PORTUALE DEL MAR LIGURE ORIENTALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 131 250

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 306 266,28

PONS SEGURIDAD VIAL SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 330 000

AYUNTAMIENTO DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 155 687,50

PKF ATTEST INNCOME SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 295 900

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 861696

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2020

  • End date

    31 May 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 291 805

  • EU contribution

    € 4 957 076,25

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Spain