Bringing driverless car technology to drone applications

Drones have the potential to completely change our lives. They can automate a broad range of tasks, like goods delivery, crowd management and surveillance. However, many of the envisioned drone applications require the drone to operate beyond the visible line of sight (BVLOS) of the drone operator. These BVLOS operations require a high level of autonomy and safety. Until today, only the driverless car industry has shown this level of autonomy in their vehicles. Therefore, adapting components from the driverless car industry to exploit them in drones could give a boost to the development of BVLOS solutions for drones.

The ADACORSA project focusses on delivering technical components for drone BVLOS operations at affordable prices, by adjusting components from the automotive industry. Furthermore, ADACORSA aims to increase the public acceptance of drones.

In this large consortium, Avular acts as an integrator and drone provider. Electrical components for environment perception, such as radar and camera, will be developed by other partners in the consortium. Avular will use sensor fusion techniques to integrate these components into a safe environment perception solution for drones in BVLOS operations. Avular’s drone, Vertex, will show the robustness of this environment perception solution in a BVLOS forestry use case.

This project has received funding from the ECSEL Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 876019. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Romania, France, Sweden, Cyprus, Greece, Lithuania, Portugal, Italy, Finland, Turkey

 

Partners

1 INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG DE

2 RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM DE

3 FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. DE

4 GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH DE

5 ESC AEROSPACE GmbH DE

6 OSTBAYERISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULEAMBERG-WEIDEN DE

7 UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR MUENCHEN DE

8 SYRPHUS GmbH DE

9 BAUHAUS LUFTFAHRT EV DE

10 SYSGO AG DE

11 AVIONTEK GMBH DE

12 HFC HUMAN-FACTORS-CONSULT GMBH DE

13 NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NETHERLANDS BV NL

14 ALMENDE BV NL

15 ANYWI TECHNOLOGY BV NL

16 INNATERA NANOSYSTEMS B.V. NL

17 TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT NL

18 TECHNOLUTION BV NL

19 CELESTIA TECHNOLOGIES GROUP B.V. NL

20 STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM NL

21 AVULAR BV NL

22 INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG AT

23 TTTECH COMPUTERTECHNIK AG AT

24 FREQUENTIS AG AT

25 TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ AT

26 KOMPETENZZENTRUM – DAS VIRTUELLE FAHRZEUF FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH AT

27 UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT AT

28 CISC SEMICONDUCTOR GMBH AT

29 COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES FR

30 LUNDS UNIVERSITET SE

31 ERICSSON AB SE

32 KATAM TECHNOLOGIES AB SE

33 IOTAM INTERNET OF THINGS APPLICATIONS AND MULTI LAYER DEVELOPMENT LTD CY

34 ALTUS LSA COMMERCIAL AND MANUFACTURING SA EL

35 HAROKOPIO UNIVERSITY EL

36 UAB METIS BALTIC LT

37 INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE ENGENHARIA DO PORTO PT

38 AIRHOLDING S.A. PT

39 FORD OTOMOTIV SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI TR

40 TUSAS-TURK HAVACILIK VE UZAY SANAYII AS TR

41 TURKCELL TEKNOLOJI ARASTIRMA VE GELISTIRME ANONIM SIRKETI TR

42 TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU TR

43 SMART IS MAKINALARI SANAYI VE TICARET A.S TR

44 Robonik Mekatronik Teknolojileri Danismanlik Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi TR

45 INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES ITALIA SRL IT

46 CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LA NANOELETTRONICA IT

47 UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA IT

48 NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY FI

49 TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR FI

50 CROSSCONTROL OY FI