Friday, May 27, 2016
SESAR Trials to Demonstrate Safe RPAS Integration Into Conventional Traffic
|Flare 2 experimental RPAS used for SESAR trials. Photo: SESAR JU|
[Avionics Magazine 05-27-2016] Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Air Traffic Management (ATM) Integration Demonstration (RAID) is conducting a flight trial campaign to evaluate the impact of drone integration into unrestricted airspace. RAID is one of several demonstration project co-funded by the SESAR Joint Undertaking aimed at the safe integration of civil Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). Led by CIRA, the Italian aerospace research center, the project aims to demonstrate and evaluate the impact of integrating drones into unrestricted airspace within current ATM environments.
- Fully automated and augmented autopilot modes;
- Traffic separation managed by air traffic controllers dealing with manned and unmanned intruders;
- Emergency conditions management during jamming/spoofing of the command and control Link;
- Cooperative traffic separation between remote pilot and controllers using an airborne Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B)-based Detect and Avoid (DAA) decision support system.