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Civil uav application and economic effectiveness of potential configuration solutions

Civil uav application and economic effectiveness of potential configuration solutions

Objective

CAPECON aims to advance the utilisation of safe and low cost Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) in the civilian commercial sphere. CAPECON will survey in-depth applications of potential users, and will produce reliable safety and cost assessments. It will compare different aerodynamic configurations and define possible civil UAV configuration ready for engineering development. CAPECON is a research synthesis of critical technologies, configuration design, simulation and cost appraisal methods, aimed at the design and production of safe and commercially viable, civilian UAVs. The project will concentrate on configurations and technologies suited to High and Medium Altitude Long Endurance (HALE and MALE) missions and also to Rotary UAVs. Currently the commercial potential for the civilian use of UAVs is largely untapped; hence CAPECON will enable the EU to gain a leading role in this emerging technology.

Coordinator

ISRAEL AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES LTD

Address

Ben Gurion International Airport
70100 Tel Aviv/Lod (Airport)

Israel

Administrative Contact

Zvi ARAZI (Mr)

Participants (18)

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AGUSTA S.P.A.

Italy

CARLO GAVAZZI SPACE SPA

Italy

CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA

Italy

EADS & DEFENCE SECURITY SYSTEMS SA

France

EUROCOPTER DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

EUROCOPTER S.A.S.

France

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS

Spain

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAART LABORATORIUM

Netherlands

SWEDISH SPACE CORPORATION

Sweden

TADIRAN ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS LTD

Israel

TADIRAN SPECTRALINK LTD

Israel

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Israel

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI LECCE

Italy

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA

Italy

WARSAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Poland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G4RD-CT-2002-00795

  • Start date

    1 May 2002

  • End date

    31 December 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 136 539

  • EU contribution

    € 2 899 992

Coordinated by:

ISRAEL AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES LTD

Israel