Ministry of Education, University and Research Department for Higher Education and Research
Directorate General for the Coordination, Promotion and Valorisation of Research
Notice for the presentation of industrial research and experimental development projects in the 12 Specialization Areas identified by the 2015-2020 NRP
Integration of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems in unsegregated airspace for services
Projece cofunded by European Union – SIF, Ricerca e
Nowadays the UAS is increasingly applied in civilian applications in the field of natural disaster management, assets monitoring and patrolling (coastal patrol, power lines, pipelines…), migration flows and crops observation. Hence the need to enable an innovative service which aims at land monitoring through the employment of data collected by RPAS that operate in a non-segregated airspace, such that mitigation and prevention procedures can be executed once a risk element is assessed. In order to safely include RPAS in a non-segregated airspace the development of an air traffic management system is needed. The accomplishment of this objective goes through the definition of procedures, protocols and counter-measures aimed at managing new categories of critical events which are directly linked to the flight of remotely controlled aircrafts such as: loss of datalink between air platform and pilot station, loss of ATM-pilot station connection, loss of vehicle cognitive capacities. It is fundamental to realize a Synthetic environment (SE) that can simulate the behavior of RPAS in order to design and experiment operations with new types of RPAS in complex scenarios with no risk.