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

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2019-TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

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
Address
Calle Margarita Salas 16 Planta Baja Leganes
28919 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 097 500
Address
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
Activity type
Research Organisations
JEFATURA CENTRAL DE TRAFICO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 72 500
Address
Calle Josefa Valcarcel 28
28027 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 379 245,63
Address
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 555 170
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROCONTROL - EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE SAFETY OF AIR NAVIGATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue De La Fusée 96
1130 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 156 667,50
Address
Burggrafenstrasse 6
10787 Berlin
Activity type
Other
AUTORITA DI SISTEMA PORTUALE DEL MAR LIGURE ORIENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 131 250
Address
Via Del Molo 1
19126 La Spezia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 306 266,28
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
PONS SEGURIDAD VIAL SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 330 000
Address
Glorieta De Ruben Dario,4
28010 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AYUNTAMIENTO DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 155 687,50
Address
Avenida Principal 6
28011 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PKF ATTEST INNCOME SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 295 900
Address
Calle Orense 81 7 Planta
28020 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)