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Orange Polska, Dimetor partner to test 5G drone communication in GOF2 trials

Orange Polska and Dimetor are working together in the GOF 2.0 EU project to verify the possibilities to enable the safe operation of drones in the airspace via 5G communications.

“Reliable real-time communication between drone operators, air navigation service providers (ANSPs), and other relevant third parties is critical for deploying innovative drone use cases at scale,” according to a Dimetor press release. “Mobile network connectivity allows drones to be conspicuous and safely managed for beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations.  For this reason, Orange Polska is using Dimetor’s AirborneRF platform to provide critical connectivity and ground risk information in support of BVLOS drone operations.

DroneTalks about C2 performance characterization for drone flights

GUTMA and GSMA collaboration (LINK), ACJA Work task #2 has recently released the ‘Reference Method for assessing Cellular C2 Link performance and RF environment characterisation for UAS’. AirborneRF Co-founder and TEOCO Vice President of Business Development and Innovation Thomas Neubauer leads the initiative and explains in this DroneTalks video the essential concepts to take into consideration:

Shared Cellular Network Coverage – The next step for UTM?

The Global UTM Association and GSMA, representing more than 750 mobile network operators, set up a collaboration in 2019 called Aerial Connectivity Joint Activity (ACJA). The ACJA is made of several Working Groups, and it focuses on promoting mutual understanding and interchange of data between the aviation and cellular communities. The end purpose is to enhance automated information sharing and avoid incompatibilities between these two ecosystems.

Europe Hits Key Milestones To Launch Commercial Drones And Air Taxis

The toughest problem to solve to enable widespread use of autonomous air taxis and drones beyond visual line of sight is the holistic integration of new and legacy air traffic systems. A European project dubbed Gulf of Finland (GOF) 2.0, kicked off on September 2, 2021 and tackled this head on, in the largest trials yet of a single sky air traffic management system. 

NetworkCoverage: Network Solutions Enabling Complex Drone Ops in Europe

While the U.S. chose not to go the route of networked Remote ID, Europe went a different way in developing their UTM program, U-Space.  The newly published NetworkCoverage Service Definition will help European drone operators, aviation systems, and telcos communicate: and the European drone industry to advance towards complex operations.