ALTER also bets for the Drone sector. In Drones CE Lab, you will find a complete and dedicated site to this market; regulation, actual news and articles, opportunities, and events offered originally for companies, professionals, and general readers interested in Drones and RPAS. 

 Our services are focused on a simple expression: SAFETY SERVICES. The offer for the drone industry developed by Alter Technology experts’ intent to cover the whole range of the existing needs in the market to perform a safe operation. These SAFETY SERVICES are divided into 3 original categories: functional safety, operational safety, and product safety. 

ALTER representative projects in drone sector

AIRWATCH (2016-2019)

Marine Search and Rescue System based on a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS): AIRWATCH is an R&D project, funded by the FEDER INNTERCONECTA 2016 program from Spanish CDTI (Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial), and it was performed by a consortium of companies and research centers which aimed to develop a Marine Search and Rescue system based on a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). This RPAS intends to be an additional and complementary means to those typically deployed by the Rescue Services, improving the efficacy and safety of current Search and Rescue operations.

DREAM (2018-2021)

Drones to increase efficiency safety and environmental protection applied to infrastructures maintenance: Development of drone technologies to increase efficiency, security & safety, and environmental protection related to infrastructure maintenance. 3 different systems will be developed for several inspections activities: Powerlines, Civil infrastructures, and Petrochemical facilities

TRACE (2019 – 2021)

Smart drone EGNOS-based beacon for U-SPACE: This project is led by Alter and funded by the GSA. The consortium is also integrated by CATEC, PILDO, and UNIFLY. The aim of this project is the development of a smart drone beacon for efficient remote identification, considering the future U-space and its related services.

RPS Core Layer Standardisation (2021)

This project, led by Airbus DS, aims to develop a standardization framework the Remote Pilot Stations Core Layer, for MALEs (Medium Altitude, Long Endurance). This is a Military Project funded by the European Defence Agency (EDA) and lays the foundations for the future MALEs standardization framework.

Standarization committes and workgroups

Alter Drones’ experts also participates in different Standardization Committees and Workgroups of this sector such as:

  • ASD-STAN D5 WG8: “Autonomous Flying”. This WG in charge of the development of the Harmonised Standards for the Drone Market inside the European Union.
  • CTN 28/SC 2 UAS: “Unmanned Aeronautical Systems”. Normalization Technical Committee – AENOR (Spain).
  • ISO/TC 20/SC 16: Unmanned aircraft systems –
  • WG 1: General
  • WG 2: Product systems. International Organization for Standardization. UAS Technical committee.
  • WG 3: Operations and procedures
  • WG 5: Testing sites.
  • AESA – Advisory Commission. Safety Aviation Spanish Agency – RPAS Workgroup.
  • TEDAE – RPAS Workgroup. Spanish Association of Defence, Aeronautics and Space Technologies.
  • EDA – RPAS ATI Industry Exchange Platform. European Defence Agency.

Drone Testing and Certification

A complete service offering to get your drone in the EU marke

As ALTER, we are proud to have experts in the drone sector who have developed the necessary procedures to show compliance with the new regulatory framework in terms of drone testing and certification. They will be able to guide manufacturers or importers in the certification process of their drone system to introduce their product into the European market.

DRONE CERTIFICATION SERVICE ensures and guarantees a proper alignment of the test campaigns and verification methods proposed by ALTER to the Drones’ Community in order to provide a reliable service.

We focus our service on three main areas:

Services to drone sector