Call for U-Space Demonstrators Published By SESAR JU

/Call for U-Space Demonstrators Published By SESAR JU

SESAR JU Call for U-Spave demonstrator

The SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) has today launched a call for proposals for studies, including demonstrations on drone traffic management in Europe. The call is a further step towards the European Commission’s U-space vision for ensuring safe and secure access to airspace for drones.

U-space is an enabling framework designed to facilitate any kind of routine mission, in all classes of airspace and all types of environment – even the most congested – while addressing an appropriate interface with manned aviation and air traffic control. When fully deployed, a wide range of drone missions that are currently being restricted will be possible thanks to a sustainable and robust European ecosystem that is globally interoperable.

The main objective of the call is “to comprehensively prepare and de-risk a rapid deployment of U-space initial services (U2) as outlined in the U-space Blueprint. U2 provides the initial set of key services building on the foundation services (U1) by adding game-changing improvements enabling initial beyond visual line-of-sight operations (BVLOS) in rural, urban and sub-urban environments and facilitating the processes for authorisations for some drone operations”.

Projects establishing a connection with the EU Smart Cities initiative are particularly encouraged.

The results will significantly contribute to:

  • Boosting EU collaboration and generating confidence from investors, innovators and regulators;
  • Reducing the business risks for key U-space investors
  • Putting the EU at the forefront of global standards setting in the domain
  • Raising awareness regarding SESAR activities related to U-space and showing tangible progress on technology and services with an objective to integrate results at EU level and in the context of the wider SESAR JU work programme
  • Showing that drone operations are envisaged in a safe and secure framework to reduce/mitigate the risks linked to public acceptance
  • Confirming the full-scale deployment readiness at EU level for an interoperable, harmonised and standardised deployment of U2 services across Europe
  • Significantly contributing to the EU regulatory process for drones placed under the aegis of EASA.

With a call budget of EUR 9,500,000 within the framework of the European Commission’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the SESAR JU intends to co-finance between 5 and 10 demonstration sites across different EU Member States. The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2018.

For more information about the call, visit the SESAR Procurement page

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2018-03-12T18:54:00+00:00 02.02.2018|Kategorien: News Blog, UAV DACH e.V.|Tags: , , , |

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