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.

Proceedings and presentations

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.

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


The SESAR U-space research programme: Consolidated Result

Ludovic Legros SESAR JU

The SESAR U-space Research Programme: An Introduction

Robin Garrity SESAR JU

UAS and UAM Research in the UK Perspective from the CAA

Angela Lynch UK CAA

US-Europe Technical Interchange Meeting FAA UAS and UAM Research

Sabrina Saunders-Hodge & Paul Strande FAA

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

CNS and Contingency Operations

Chip Meserole Boeing

Proactive and reactive safety analysis of drone operations

Lennaert Speijker & Sybert Stroeve NLR

Some cybersecurity aspects of UAS - TIM on UAS and UAM


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

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

FAA UAS Airport Applications Research Update

Mike DiPilato FAA

A technological approach for SWIM in UTM

David Elmalem and Romain Bouyssou Sopra Steria


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.