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IFR RPAS Control in Airports and TMA

Objective

This proposal addresses the topic “Control of RPAS in the TMA” of the H2020 call “SESAR-ER4-28-2019”. Its objective is to provide means for a safe and efficient integration of RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) into the existing Air Traffic Control (ATC) procedures and infrastructures within Terminal Manoeuvring Areas (TMA) under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). The main goals of the INVIRCAT project are the creation of a concept of operations for remotely piloted aircraft systems in the terminal manoeuvring area of airports, assessing it through simulations and draft a set of recommendations for rulemakers and standardization bodies.

In INVIRCAT a CONOPS will be elaborated for full accommodation of RPAS in TMA environments, including Automatic Take-Off and Landing (ATOL) procedures. These CONOPS will serve as a basis for implementing a cooperative, heterogeneous and distributed simulation infrastructure to enable a full IFR RPAS flight from one airport to another including all phases of flight. Based on the results of the simulations and the validation of the CONOPS a set of high level operational and technical requirements will be defined.

To meet the objectives, the INVIRCAT consortium is formed of a balanced group representing the most innovative research arms of the ATM, ATC, UAS, UTM and UAM industries. In addition, a close collaboration with related projects on the topics “SESAR-ER4-29-2019: Remain Well Clear for IFR RPAS Integration in Class D-G Airspace” and “SESAR-ER4-30-2019: RPAS for Manned Flight Contingency Management” will be established, to feed their results into the concept of INVIRCAT. An Advisory Board will be set-up to validate the requirements and to explore the challenges presented by the co-existence of conventional manned aviation, drones and UAM aircraft in aerodrome environments.

Call for proposal

H2020-SESAR-2019-2
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Funding Scheme

SESAR-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Address
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 501 875

Participants (6)

C.I.R.A. CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 248 875
Address
Via Maiorise
81043 Capua
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEEP BLUE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 168 125
Address
Via Ennio Quirino Visconti 8
00193 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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
INGENIERIA DE SISTEMAS PARA LA DEFENSA DE ESPANA SA-SME MP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 108 480
Address
Calle Beatriz De Bobadilla 3
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY AND INNOVATION
Italy
EU contribution
€ 153 750
Address
Vico Trone 19
80136 Napoli
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 234 950
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059CM Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations