Certified E-GNSS Remote TrackIng of Drone and Aircraft FLIGHTs
The rising number of UASs (drones) accessing the airspace and the increased complexity of their operations in BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) conditions, led to the introduction of additional specific rules and procedures for their use (i.e., EU regulatory package 2021/664 U-space1) where UASs are expected to operate alongside sport/ultralight and General Aviation aircrafts. For this class of aircrafts and UASs there is no certified component (aeronautical grade) capable of ensuring a position information, trustable enough as evidential value from a legal perspective. In this scenario, a solution that ensures the authenticity of the position information is needed for all the U-space stakeholders, especially for safety-related and commercially valuable applications.
Certiflight users such as UAS and GA pilots use the Certiflight UTM Box while they are flying based on the new Galileo-based U-space service for the certification of flight tracks of UAS and ultralight aircraft. A secure link is established between the authenticated OSNMA positioning data through a dedicated blockchain.
End users access the system through the operator portal and the certification portal is available to third parties that need to verify the certified information.