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TOPIC : Ground-based technology

Topic identifier: RPAS-04
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:

The operation of drones in VLL airspace introduces new challenges not encountered by manned aviation. Typically, outside the vicinity of airfields, there is limited infrastructure to support aerial operations, such as communication and surveillance. Furthermore, conventional navigation infrastructure may not be able to support the needs of VLL operations. It is necessary, therefore, to examine the concept of operations for VLL drone operations and to specify the ground-based technologies that are required to enable that concept.

Scope:

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

This project should examine what ground-based technologies are needed to support UTM, describe its technical architecture and indicate its performance requirements. It should address the use of communications, navigation and surveillance technologies, and how data supplied by these means should be used and by whom, including the need for traffic situation and other displays. The complications posed by the operation of drones beyond line of sight should be addressed.

The specification of data links is not in the scope of this topic, and nor are issues related to the performance of networks needed to support them, or spectrum issues for any technologies considered in the concept for any purpose

Expected Impact:

It is certain that the new concept of VLL operations by drones will need both new technologies and the re-use of existing technologies in order to function safely and efficiently. Correct specification of this technology will significantly facilitate the effective implementation of drone operations.

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:

Research and Innovation Action:

Specific provisions and funding rates
Self evaluation form
SJU Model Grant Agreement
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  

 

Additional documents

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