Innovative Operational UAV Integration

The driving force behind creating the INOUI project stems from the fact that no ongoing European ATM project focuses on the crucial matter of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Regardless of the fact that there are many drones in the skies, albeit either at a very low altitude or in segregated airspace due to their mostly military nature, integration in the non-restricted airspace is not happening. In particular, the topic of UAV is almost totally absent from SESAR (Single European Sky Air traffic management Research) and its high-level Definition Phase (Phase I). INOUI aims at complementing SESAR to compensate for this. The main objective of the INOUI project is to provide a roadmap for the future of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the context of the ever-changing Air Traffic Management (ATM) environment. Furthermore, INOUI aims at complementing the SESAR activities with regard to the operational concept and the architecture, as well as the roadmap for research and development activities. In particular, INOUI aims to: (1) identify the spread of operational concepts for UAV applications and describe the resulting procedures and requirements in the different timeframes up to 2020; (2) identify how UAVs can fit into the ATM system of 2020 and what activities have to be achieved, especially from the UAV point of view (research road-map); (3) identify existing certification requirements, and process and suggest an optimum certification blueprint for human resources and, as far as is required, UAV-related technologies; (4) identify how UAV can benefit from SWIM and what activities have to be taken to achieve the benefit; (5) identify the safety issues related to UAVs and developing high-level safety objectives and requirements; and (6) identify the potential airport types for UAV operations and describing the operational impact.

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    • Research institutions undertaking the sub-projects: ONERA, Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS), Rheinmetall Defence Electronics GmbH, ISDEFE - Ingeniería de Sistemas para la Defensa de España, S.A, Boeing Resarch and Technology Europe, and Fundación Instituto de Investigación INNAXIS.


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Aeronautics and Space - Priority Thematic Area 4 (PTA4)

    6th RTD Framework Programme
    European Union
    Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Project Managers:

    Baumann, Achim

  • Start Date: 20070301
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 25435

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  • Accession Number: 01461624
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Knowledge Centre
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:49PM