The GSMA Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry, incorporating a thought-leadership conference that features prominent executives representing mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world. The GSA highlighted a number of innovative drone applications that utilise EGNOS and Galileo during the congress.
GAUSS was invited to attend the MWC 2018 by the GSA in order to promote the use of Galileo, GAUSS attendants shared their stand with professionels from other H2020 projects.
Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2018
26/02/2018 - 01/03/2018
EVADS, as member of the Global UTM Association, attended to the GUTMA annual conference which was held in Madrid the days 5 and 6 of June.
EVADS, in collaboration with ENAIRE (Spanish Air Navigation Service Provider), offered a live demonstration of their UTM concept in controlled airspace and urban environment, which serve as an introduction to the topic of UTM.
Use Cases discussed
The biennial Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) brings together trade visitors and exhibitors from the Aerospace and Defence industries.
FIA takes place in Farnborough, the birthplace of British aviation, in the Hampshire countryside. Its unique setting provides a natural arena to showcase the capabilities of military and commercial aircraft, leading many companies to debut their latest innovations.
Some GAUSS partners attended the event and presented the Project.
EASA organised on 9th - 11th July a workshop on standard scenarios, with special concern in 'open' and 'specific' categories, with industry and Member States.
Standard scenarios are meant to simplify the activities required to the UAS operators.
It was an excellent opportunity to discuss a possible methodology for the risk assessment that UAS Operators are required to conduct before carrying out an operation in the ‘specific’ category, as well as to review the process for developing these standard scenarios.
Furthermore, GAUSS was presented and relevant information on current regulation initiatives was gathered to be applied during the project execution(especially EASA and SORA).
GAUSS (EVADS) attended to:
UAS Workshop 2018 on standard scenarios
GAUSS UTM Workshop 2018
18th October 2018
The workshop took place at Cranfield Univeristy (CU) premises and it gathered relevant European actors in the fields of drone air traffic management and regulation, as well as air navigation service providers (ANSPs), the industry and research centres; including representatives from the European GNSS Agency (GSA), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), EUROCONTROL, European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP), Spanish ANSP (ENAIRE) and civil aviation authorities from Spain (DGAC), France (DGAC) and Greece (ΥΠΑ).
GAUSS' UTM ConOps to assess Galileo and EGNOS in real U-Space environments were presented and relevant feedback was gathered.
In the words of Marta Krywanis-Brzostowska, Project Officer in the GSA, this workshop gave the great opportunity to discuss the EGNSS benefits for drones. As highlighted by participants, GNSS is essential for safe and reliable navigation of drones. Drones market is booming and future drone-based applications will face more demanding requirements in terms of integrity and accuracy. Here Galileo and EGNOS can contribute answering to those requirements, e.g. SBAS will cover the more demanding requirements in terms of robust navigation, continuity, accuracy and availability; inclusion of Galileo in the multi-constellation concept and integration with other sensors (e.g. inertial, vision) will significantly improve the accuracy, availability, continuity and reliability of positioning/navigation of drones; Galileo authentication can contribute minimizing the risk of threats.
2018 European Space Week
03/12/2018 - 06/12/2018
The event addressed how Europe is using space to tackle challenges in areas such as sustainable development, mobility, defence, economic development and the environment. It included GNSS User Consultation Platform and Copernicus and Galileo Business accelerators.
GAUSS attended the event to raise awareness on the project and to gather feedback on user requirements for GNSS systems.
This network’s aim is to become a forum to share knowledge on how to keep drone operations safe, secure and green; focussing on “U-space” and on projects with a clear business case that build on mature technologies, but need some further operational and regulatory demonstrations before starting commercial operations.
GAUSS attended the 1st meeting of this EU U-Space demonstrator network at Eurocontrol headquarters. Next steps include giving this network visibility of GAUSS project
1st meeting of the EU U-Space demonstrator network
29/10/2018 - 31/10/2018
Chinese and European Aviation industry and regulatory authorities (EASA and CAAC) gathered to discuss the latest developments in Aviation Safety. Topics included Aircraft Certification, Air Operations, Safety and Data Analysis, Air traffic Management and Airports.
GAUSS attended the event to raise awareness of the project especially regarding safety concerns of drones that could be tackled with high performance positioning systems.