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Mobile-Network Infrastructure for Cooperative Surveillance of low flying drones

Objective

The number of drones in commercial and recreational use is expected to grow significantly within the next years. Currently the most dynamic market is in low flying remotely piloted and autonomous aerial vehicles. In 2016 the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published three different categories of such drones: an open category, a specific category and a certified category. The MoNIfly project (Mobile-Network Infrastructure for Cooperative Surveillance of Low Flying Drones) targets the open and specific categories by proposing a drone traffic management system based on mobile network infrastructure. The main challenge will be the acceptance of low flying devices by the general public. Therefore innovative solutions must be found, developed and demonstrated to allow safe and society friendly as well as aviation-harmonized drone operations. The MoNIfly concept will enable applications with virtual barriers (so-called geo fence applications) that use static databases as well as high-dynamic update rates to support moving vehicles. This means that the risk of collisions of drones with static obstacles but also other drones or aircraft/helicopters will be greatly reduced. Additionally this concept will allow protection of privacy sensitive areas like private houses/gardens or even scenes of an accident or incident. Another area of operation could be the TV market where during sports events the target of interest (e.g. downhill skier or car racer) would be protected by a fast moving geo-fenced area. The MoNIfly consortium consists of a Mobile Infrastructure provider (Nokia), a drone manufacturer (Aerial Tronics Group), a drone operator (UAV International) and two universities (Royal Military Academy Brussels and TU Braunschweig) with excellent background in current air traffic management and drone operations. The project aims to develop the applications described above and will demonstrate their feasibility in a relevant environment. The goal is to enhance the technology readiness level (TRL) from 2 (technology concept formulated) to a TRL of 4 (technology validated in lab) or 5 (technology validated in relevant environment).

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2016-Two-Stages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 537 000

Participants (7)

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS GMBH &CO KG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Werinherstrasse 91
81541 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UAV INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 273 500
Address
Arnolduspark 16
2132 CR Hoofddorp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AERIAL GROUP BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Wassenaarseweg 75, Gebouw 238
2223 LA Katwijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOLE ROYALE MILITAIRE - KONINKLIJKE MILITAIRE SCHOOL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 298 000
Address
Avenue De La Renaissance 30
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 497 750
Address
V Parku 2325/16 Chodov
148 00 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROBOR ELECTRONICS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 215 000
Address
Suetersweg 6A
7497 MZ Bentelo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROBODRONE INDUSTRIES SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
U Vodarny 3032/2A
616 00 Brno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)