Following up on the previous successful virtual trials in Klagenfurt/Austria in October 2021, real-life demonstrations took place in St. Georgen, Austria, on the 20th of September 2022, as part of the GOF 2.0 project.
The goal of the flight trials was to test the deconfliction of drone flights in time and space. Three physical drones and a number of simulated drones flew along with a small crewed aircraft. AirborneRF HUB provided consolidated connectivity and ground risk data information from mobile network operators A1 and Drei through a single, programmable interface into the Frequentis UTM.
During the trial, all drones and aircraft were requesting airspace use at the same time, without individually knowing the operations plan of the respective other participants. The Frequentis UTM provided the appropriate approvals, resolving conflicts in space and time, and thus allowing safe airspace operation leveraging the information from the AirborneRF HUB.
“We are pleased to contribute with critical information for the right decision making. In Austria, we are in a fantastic position as two major telecom operators are already AirborneRF partners. This adds a lot to the safety case and eases the drone operator’s decision-making process. With the HUB capabilities, we can provide all the data through a single interface to the UTM and the drone operators, enabling BVLOS operations to scale”, says Thomas Wana, co-founder of AirborneRF
The GOF 2.0 project has received funding from the SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101017689.
More information about the GOF 2.0 is here:https://gof2.eu/
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