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Proving Operations of Drones with Initial UTM Management

Objective

The PODIUM project comprises four complementary, large scale demonstrations, taking place in Denmark, France and the Netherlands where more than 185 drone flights will be conducted. Its partners’ quick wins integrated UTM solution will be demonstrated in a broad range of realistic operational conditions of drone operations (VLOS and BVLOS) in VLL airspace (controlled & uncontrolled airspace; urban, rural and in the vicinity of airports) interacting with manned traffic. Each of its four sites has its own specificities (e.g. routine day to day operations, emphasis on UTM/ATM communication, normal/abnormal conditions).

The demonstrations will notably enable its safe and secure use by various categories of users (e.g. authorities, drone operations, drone pilots) and for many types of drone operations (e.g. electricity line inspection, emergency services). Together the four sites demonstrations ensure a comprehensive and extensive demonstration of the full potential and technology readiness level of the PODIUM UTM functionalities (from Before-flight to Post-flight with a special focus on in-flight dynamic geo-fencing). PODIUM is a U-Space compliant demonstration.

Under EUROCONTROL leadership, PODIUM consortium comprises 10 members,17 linked third parties and 4 sub-contractors, including many in-kind contributions. By bringing together drone actors (UTM provider, drone operators, drone trackers manufacturers), ATM actors (ANSPs, ATM system integrator & others) and infrastructure providers (drone demonstrations centers, telecommunication network) supported by their local authorities in its Advisory Board, PODIUM project will naturally improve the links between the drone and the ATM communities therefore contributing to a safer integration of drone operation in the European airspace and maximising the outreach of the project at regulatory and standardisation levels.

Call for proposal

H2020-SESAR-2016-2
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Funding Scheme

SESAR-IA - 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 (9)

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 177 535,75
Address
31 Rue Des Cosmonautes Zi Du Palays
31402 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NAVIAIR
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 69 623,75
Address
Naviair Alle 1
2770 Kastrup
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DRONES PARIS REGION
France
EU contribution
€ 201 411,50
Address
Ex Reseda Base Aerienne 217
91220 Bretigny Sur Orge
Activity type
Other
INTEGRA AERIAL SERVICES APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 182 000
Address
Trorodvej, 63B
2950 Vedbaek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIFLY
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 265 881
Address
Luchthavenl 7A Unit 6 Airport Business Center
2100 Antwerpen Deurne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DIRECTION DES SERVICES DE LA NAVIGATION AERIENNE
France
EU contribution
€ 135 625
Address
50 Rue Henry Farman
75720 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 270 831,25
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059CM Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
ORANGE BELGIUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 63 175
Address
Avenue Du Bourget 3
1140 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DELAIR
France
EU contribution
€ 29 566
Address
676 Rue Max Planck
31670 Labege
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)