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Technical interchange meeting (TIM) on unmanned aerial systems and urban air mobility

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EUROCONTROL, the SESAR Joint Undertaking and the United States' Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) jointly organised a technical interchange meetings (TIM) on the topic of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and urban air mobility (UAM). 

The goal of the meeting was to exchange know-how and research results and encourage collaboration and harmonisation of aviation research in the area of UAS and UAM.

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Structure

Each of the four days was dedicated to one of four topic. The sessions included a series of short presentations from US and European speakers, as well as a Q&A session. Virtual break-out rooms allowed participants to brainstorm on topics for US-European research collaboration. The presentations from each day are available for download below.

UAS, UTM and UAM Programmes in the US and Europe

Time Topic Speaker
16:00 - 16:10 Welcome and Context Setting Laurent Renou, Dirk Schaefer, EUROCONTROL and Eric Neidermann, FAA
16:10 - 16:30 The SESAR U-space Research Programme: An Introduction Robin Garrity, SJU
16:30 - 17:10 UTM, UPP2, and UAM Work in the FAA
  UTM CONOPS 2.0 Sherri Magyarits, FAA
  UPP 2 Demonstration Praveen Raju, FAA
  UAM CONOPS Steve Bradford, FAA
17:10 - 17:30 The SESAR U-space Research Programme: Consolidated Result Ludovic Legros, SJU
17:30 - 17:45 Break
17:45 - 18:05 FAA UAS & UAM Research Sabrina Saunders-Hodge/Paul Strande, FAA
18:05 - 18:25 The European U-space Concept of Operations: CORUS Andrew Hately, EUROCONTROL
18:25 - 18:45 UAS and UAM Research in the UK – Perspective from the CAA Angela Lynch, UK CAA
18:45 - 19:00 Q&A Moderator: Dirk Schaefer, EUROCONTROL

Presentations

U-space Concept of Operations - An overview for TIM 2020

Andrew Hately EUROCONTROL

The SESAR U-space research programme: Consolidated Result

Ludovic Legros SESAR JU

The SESAR U-space Research Programme: An Introduction

Robin Garrity SESAR JU

Session ‘Integrated CNS for UAS Operations’

Time Topic Speaker
16:00 - 16:10 Welcome and Context Setting Laurent Renou, Dirk Schaefer, EUROCONTROL and Eric Neidermann, FAA
16:10 - 16:30 ICARUS: A Proposal for a Common Altitude Reference Alberto Mennella, TopView
16:30 - 16:50 US talk about UAM and autonomous operations Chip Meserole, Boeing
16:50 - 17:10 Autonomy and AI for Advanced Air Mobility Gokhan Inalhan, Cranfield University
17:10 - 17:30 The PercEvite Project Guido de Croon, TU Delft
17:30 - 17:50 Q&A Moderated online
17:50 - 18:05 Break
18:05 - 18:55 Online-brainstorming on challenges and future research topics
18:55 - 19:00 Wrap-up and next steps

Presentations

PercEvite project

prof. dr. Guido de Croon Delft University of Technology

ICARUS: A Proposal for a Common Altitude Reference

Alberto Mennella SESAR JJU

Autonomy and AI for Advanced Air Mobility

Gokhan Inalhan BAE

UTM Safety Data and Safety Reporting

Time Topic Speaker
16:00 - 16:10 Welcome and Context Setting Laurent Renou, Dirk Schaefer, EUROCONTROL and Eric Neidermann, FAA
16:10 - 16:30 US Data Research Efforts Bill Oehlschlager, FAA
16:30 - 16:50 Some Cybersecurity Aspect of UAS Patrick Mana, EUROCONTROL
16:50 - 17:10 Proactive and reactive safety analysis of drone operations Lennaert Speijker and Sybert Stroeve, NLR
17:10 - 17:30 U-space to enable UAS geofencing capabilities: GEOSAFE project study Sebastian Babiarz, AirMap
17:30 - 17:50 Q&A Moderated online
17:50 - 18:05 Break
18:05 - 18:55 Online-brainstorming on challenges and future research topics
18:55 - 19:00 Wrap-up and next steps

Presentations

Proactive and reactive safety analysis of drone operations

Lennaert Speijker & Sybert Stroeve NLR

Some cybersecurity aspects of UAS - TIM on UAS and UAM

Patrick MANA EUROCONTROL

UAS Data Research - US-Europe TIM on UAS and UAM

William Oehlschlager FAA

U-space to enable UAS geofencing capabilities to support BVLOS operations

Sebastian Babiarz AIRMAP

ATM – UTM Integration

Time Topic Speaker
16:00 - 16:10 Welcome and Context Setting Laurent Renou, Dirk Schaefer, EUROCONTROL and Eric Neidermann, FAA
16:10 - 16:30 Industry Standards in Support of ATM/UTM/C-UAS integration Jorge Munir El Malek Vázquez, EuroCAE WG 115
16:30 - 16:50 Airport Applications for UAS Mike DiPilato, FAA
16:50 - 17:10 Technological Approaches Suited to UTM services David Elmalem & Romain Bouyssou, Sopra Steria
17:10 - 17:30 An Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Ecosystem Use Case John Bradley, FAA
17:30 - 17:50 Q&A Moderator: Robin Garrity, SESAR JU
17:50 - 18:05 Break
18:05 - 18:55 Online-brainstorming on challenges and future research topics
18:55 - 19:00 Wrap-up and next steps

Presentations

Industry standards in support of ATM/UTM/C UAS integration

Jorge Munir El Malek Vázquez & Alain Vallée EUROCAE

Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Ecosystem Use Case

John Bradley FAA

Background

As part of the US-Europe Collaboration Plan, we work closely with the FAA to organise TIMs on topics of interest and relevance for the aviation research community on both sides of the Atlantic. The first of these TIMs took place at the EEC in Brétigny in September 2018; it was dedicated to ‘Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence’. A subsequent TIM on ‘Modelling and Simulation’ took place at the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City in October 2019.

These events are organised as part of EUROCONTROL's research coordination and cooperation activity.