How we do it
USEPE will propose, develop and evaluate a concept of operations and a set of enabling technologies to ensure the safe separation of drones (from each other and from manned aviation).
To this end, following steps will be conducted:
Identify who shall be making the decisions
Throughout the strategic and tactical planning phases, define actors who should make decisions: drones themselves, U-space systems, local authorities, etc. Which use cases have priority, what governance and what trajectories for drones.
Define and simulate a set of concepts
To provide safe separation for different kinds of drones, in each planning phase. Concepts include density-based separation (when crowding occurs), and geo-vectoring (assign speed limitations in the function of position). Research also covers machine learning algorithms that can enhance these concepts.
Asses the impact of the proposed concepts
On different Key Performance Areas (KPAs), incl. safety, capacity, and efficiency, to derive conclusions and recommendations on the most adequate approach for each operational environment. incl. safety, capacity, and efficiency.