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TOPIC : Drone information management

Topic identifier: RPAS-02
Publication date: 28 June 2016

Types of action: SESAR-RIA Research and Innovation action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
14 July 2016
Deadline: 15 November 2016 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
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Pillar: Societal Challenges
Work Programme Year: H2020-JTI-SESAR-2016
Work Programme Part: SESAR Work Plan 2016
Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

In manned aviation, the sharing of timely and relevant information, of guaranteed quality, is recognised as a prerequisite for safe and efficient operations. Drones will operate in complex low-level airspace where there will be other drones, manned aircraft, buildings and terrain hazards. It is essential, therefore, that aeronautical information and planning facilities are sufficiently robust and accurate to enable these operations to be conducted safely and efficiently.

Scope:

In reference to the SJU Annual Work Programme 2016, this topics covers Section 3.5.3 (e) 2) topic a).

It is anticipated that information management will be as applicable to drone operations as it is to manned aviation, but it is not clear if the type of data currently available to manned aviation, and the way it is managed and accessed, is appropriate to drone operations. This should be investigated. Furthermore, the cost implications should be considered against the potentially more financially-constrained nature of many forms of drone operation.

The range of drones under consideration is very large, ranging from small line-of-sight (LOS) drones of limited capability, all the way up to extremely advanced machines flying autonomously over long distances in a wide variety of airspace environments. Consequently, this topic should consider information management from the perspective of the many mission types that may be envisaged. A scenario-based approach may be considered to illustrate the range and applicability of information management.

A project proposing to cover this topic should make clear any assumptions made about the volumes of traffic used in the analysis and any implications for the conclusions.

Expected Impact:

There is likely to be a vast amount of information generated by the appearance of large numbers of drones in the skies. Unless drone operations are supported by an appropriate information-management environment, it is unlikely that safe and effective drone operations could be conducted. This study will identify drone-specific issues concerning information management, the need for integration with manned aviation, and explore solutions to the issues raised. In doing this, a safe increase in drone activity will be supported, and growth of the industry promoted.

Cross-cutting Priorities:

International cooperation

Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme and elaborated in the SJU Annual Work Programme 2016.
Note also that a number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects. See the information in the Online Manual.
 

2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in the SJU Annual Work Programme 2016 and part B of the General Annexes of the H2020 Work Programme.


3. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the proposal template.
 

4. Evaluation

4.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: the evaluation (award) criteria are described in the SJU Annual Work Programme 2016, while the procedure, scoring and thresholds are described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.

4.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process
      

5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.
 

6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms:

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Specific provisions and funding rates
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H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement
 

Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
 

7. Additional provisions:

Classified information
Technology readiness levels (TRL) . Please also refer to the document SESAR ER RPAS Call Technical Description.
 

8. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions and proposals must refer to measures envisaged.
 

9. SJU additional documents

SESAR ER RPAS Call Technical Description
SJU Annual Work Programme 2016
European ATM Master Plan
Project Execution Guidelines for SESAR 2020 RPAS Exploratory Research
Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation
Horizon 2020 Regulation of Establishment
Horizon 2020 Specific Programme  

 

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