In this document there is a wide explanation about the U-Space concept. Summarizing, U-space is a set of new services and specific procedures designed to support safe, efficient and secure access to airspace for large numbers of drones.
According to this document, the delivery of U-space adopts the following key principles:
- To ensure the safety of all airspace users.
- To provide a system that can respond to while managing the interface with manned aviation.
- To enable high-density operations with multiple automated drones.
- To guarantee equitable and fair access to airspace for all users.
- To enable competitive and cost-effective service provision.
- To minimise deployment and operating costs.
- To accelerate deployment by adopting new technologies and standards.
- To follow a risk-based and performance-driven approach when setting up appropriate requirements for safety, security (including cyber-security) and resilience (including failure mode management).
What is U-space?
U-space is a set of new services and specific procedures designed to support safe, efficient and secure access to airspace for large numbers of drones. These services rely on a high level of digitalisation and automation of functions, whether they are on board the drone itself, or are part of the ground-based environment. U-space provides an enabling framework to support routine drone operations, as well as a clear and effective interface to manned aviation, ATM/ANS4 service providers and authorities.
Rpas Project Managers
Carolina Jiménez Gómez is a Mechanical Engineer. M.Sc. in Renewable Energies and Energetic Efficiency, and M.Sc. in RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems).
José Augusto Montero Vizarreta is an Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer and M.Sc. in RPAS.
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