November 24, 2020

Consortium

Delft University of Technology (TUD)

Delft University of Technology is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive technical university in the Netherlands. With over 13,000 students and 2,100 scientists (including 200 full professors), it is an establishment of both national importance and significant international standing. The Delft University of Technology has 14 different BSc and more than 30 MSc programs. The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering is one of the eight faculties of the Delft University of Technology and one of the largest north European faculties devoted entirely to aerospace engineering. The education and research activities are supported by excellent and extensive laboratory facilities including a high-fidelity flight simulator. Collaborations with numerous international and multinational industries ensure that the Faculty remains at the forefront of the latest developments in the aerospace industry.

Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC)

ENAC is internationally recognized as the leading aviation university in Europe, providing a broad range of training, studies and research activities. ENAC provides a comprehensive range of 28 higher education programs ranging from Bachelor, Master of Science to Ph.D.s in the domains of aeronautics and aviation. ENAC is also known internationally for its training of Air Traffic Controllers and pilots. ENAC’s innovative research laboratories work in cooperation with the best universities worldwide to provide a safer, more efficient and more sustainable air transport system.

everis Aerospace, Defense and Security (EVADS)

everis Aerospace, Defense and Security (everis ADS) offers differential solutions integrating innovative technologies developed by them, by the SMEs they invest in and by the partners with whom they have strategic alliances. The company combines the strength of everis Group with the flexibility and the adaptive capacities of its technological SMEs. This way, they provide the market with state-of-the-art products and services in areas such as defense, aviation, security, simulation and space.

Linkoping university (LiU)

Linköping University is Sweden’s fifth largest university. The work in the project will be performed at the division of Communications and Transport Systems. Graduates from the division’s Air Transport and Logistics program work in various establishments within air transportation, providing close connections to the industry. The tasks will be run within Academic Excellence in ATM Research (AEAR) group (reads “air” group) operating under strategic cooperation agreement between LiU and LFV (Swedish Air Navigation Service Provider). AEAR is the academically strongest ATM and UTM research group in the Nordic countries (group members are among SESAR Young Scientist Award recipients in 2019 and 2020), with proven record and established international recognition in both ATM-and UTM-related research.

The Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre

The Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) is the national research centre in the Netherlands for identifying, developing and applying advanced technological knowledge in the area of aerospace. NLR activities are relevant to society, market-oriented, and they are carried out on a non-profit basis. NLR strengthens the innovativeness, competitiveness and effectiveness of governments and businesses. The mission of NLR is to increase the sustainability, safety, efficiency and effectiveness aerospace, and in particular air transport. NLR is renowned for its leading expertise, professional approach and independent consultancy. The activities of NLR span the full spectrum of Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E). These activities are supported by NLR’s impressive array of facilities, including numerous aircraft, RPAS and ATC simulators; Drone Test Center with dedicated RPAS testing airspace; research aircraft; composite material laboratories; and a wide range of wind tunnels. NLR bridges the gap between research and practical applications and it aims to link science, industry and government. NLR was founded in 1919 and currently employs about 650 people, ranging from aircraft engineers to psychologists.

Unifly

Unifly is the global leading provider of Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) technology. Unifly’s award winning UTM platform is already in use all over the world. Unifly’s digital platform provides national and local authorities with the platform needed to identify and manage drone traffic in their area. Authorities can monitor and manage drone traffic in their airspace. Drone pilots can plan, get approval and check the legal status of their flight. To guarantee safe drone traffic, it is vital to know the exact position of drones. Unifly’s Blip is an electronic device that acts as a license plate for drones. This way drones integrate safely into the airspace. Unifly’s step-by-step approach to the implementation of UTM offers results quickly in an environment that can grow in scale and in functionality.

Laboratory of Applied Mechanics and Vibrations Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, Univ. of Patras AML/UoP

Applied Mechanics Laboratory (AML) is in operation since 1980. It is part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras (UoP). AML/UP deals mainly with the general field of STRUCTURES & MATERIALS giving emphasis in the field of Composite Materials and Structures. Topics dealing with the science, technology and applications of composite materials are also covered. Research is conducted in a variety of areas like, Composite materials/structures, Vibrations, health conditioning, Mechanics, systems engineering, Space technology/cubesats, Autonomous systems. AML/UoP has participation in more than 40 European collaborative projects in the last 25 years.

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