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Uav safety issues for civil operations (USICO)

Objective

Within the next few years Civil Unmanned Aerial Vehicles will be ready to operate in civil airspace. The EC has the opportunity to benefit in many ways from their utilization. There are numerous applications where the use of the Civil UAV is preferable as it can be performed where manned flight is too dangerous, expensive or monotonous such as environmental data collection or "Eye-in-the-sky" surveillance for a better protection of citizens and integrity of borders. The technology needed for UAV applications is already available, however, before the Civil UAV can be fully exploited it must be allowed to operate in non- reserved airspace. USICO will recommend applicable airworthiness certification and operational procedures. For various Civil UAV missions concepts based on ATC/ATM integration and See&Avoid will developed and proofed by simulation.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAART LABORATORIUM
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059 CM Amsterdam
Netherlands

Participants (7)

GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Germany
Address
Linder Höhe
51147 Koeln
ISRAEL AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES LTD
Israel
Address
Ben Gurion International Airport
70100 Tel Aviv/lod (Airport)
MARCONI SELENIA COMMUNICATIONS S.P.A
Italy
Address
Via A. Negrone 1/A
16153 Genova
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
Address
Avenue De La Division Leclerc 29
92322 Chatillon
SWEDISH NATIONAL DEFENSE COLLEGE
Sweden
Address
Valhallav. 17
11593 Stockholm
SWEDISH SPACE CORPORATION
Sweden
Address

981 28 Kiruna
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
Address
Via Claudio, 21
80125 Napoli