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Metropolis 2: A unified approach to airspace design and separation management for U-space

Descrizione del progetto

Condivisione sicura ed efficiente dello spazio aereo con velivoli senza pilota sopra le città europee

Il numero e la tipologia di sistemi aerei senza pilota (UAS) continua ad aumentare. Ciò crea la necessità di garantire a numerosi droni e ad altri UAS un accesso sicuro, efficiente e protetto allo spazio aereo. L’U-space è stato definito nel 2017 come un quadro abilitante di servizi e procedure che si basa su una sofisticata digitalizzazione e automazione delle funzioni. Il progetto Metropolis 2, finanziato dall’UE, si dedicherà al concetto di autonomia necessaria al fine di consentire uno spazio aereo condiviso e non separato per questi veicoli in aree urbane densamente popolate. Metropolis 2 svilupperà un approccio unificato alle regole dello spazio aereo nonché alla pianificazione del volo e agli approcci di gestione della separazione per operazioni sicure ed efficienti nello U-space sopra le città europee.

Obiettivo

Metropolis 2 will provide the fundamentals for concrete solutions for U-space U3/U4 services that are needed to enable high-density urban aerial operations, with a unified approach to the following U-space services: strategic deconfliction, tactical deconfliction, and dynamic capacity management. Thus far, U-space efforts have focused on developing a set of baseline services (i.e. U1 and U2 capabilities enabling services such as identification, flight planning, and tracking). When deployed, these services will enable low traffic density applications such as agricultural surveillance and infrastructure inspection. Urban, high-density operations, however, will require a different approach, and a degree of autonomy that does not yet exist in current-day air traffic management. First, in order to sustain high traffic demands, the urban airspace must be able to allow a shared use of airspace, rather than the approach used today of exclusively assigning parts of the airspace to individual flights. Secondly, at the expected extremely high traffic densities, airspace design, flight planning, and separation management become increasingly interdependent. With the traffic densities that are considered for urban applications these interdependencies necessitate a unified approach to all aspects of traffic management that determine how vehicles interact with each other. This project will develop a unified approach to airspace rules on the one hand, and flight planning and separation management approaches on the other hand. It will build upon the results of the current U-space projects, the first Metropolis project, and established separation algorithms. Several concepts, differing in how separation is performed (strategic/tactical, ground/air) will be compared using simulations, and the most promising concept will be validated in a real-world demonstration. The results of Metropolis 2 will contribute towards enabling safe and efficient U-space operations in urban environments.

Meccanismo di finanziamento

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinatore

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 423 140,00
Indirizzo
STEVINWEG 1
2628 CN Delft
Paesi Bassi

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Regione
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Collegamenti
Costo totale
€ 423 140,00

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