Establishing new foundations for the use of Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Systems for civilian applications.

Updated: Aug 13, 2016

Background: 

SKYOPENER will enable the use of RPAS for civilian applications by contributing to the roadmap for the integration of civil RPAS into non-segregated airspace In this context, the use EGNOS and GALILEO is a major opportunity to provide enhanced navigation services in terms of integrity and positioning accuracy. SKYOPENER will develop a system and operational processes that will reduce all categories of risks associated with RPAS and allow an ANSP (Air Navigation Service Provider) to manage Very Low Level (VLL) RPAS operations. The project will also demonstrate two innovative applications: e-TOD (electronic-Terrain Obstacle Database) and Surveillance of critical infrastructure that benefit also from EGNSS (European Global Navigation Satellite System) for measurement geolocation and datation (time synchronization) and that represent major business opportunities.

Objectives: 

SKYOPENER will provide a system called Remotely Piloted Aircraft System Operation Management System (RPAS-OMS) that enables the Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) to manage the full process of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) operations, starting with a flight request generated by the RPAS operator to ensure surveillance during all phases of the RPAS flight.

Project details

Name of the Project: 
Establishing new foundations for the use of Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Systems for civilian applications.
Acronym: 
SKYOPENER
Contract Number: 
687352
Total Cost: 
4 171 487 €
EU Contributions: 
1 813 729 €
Project Call: 
H2020-Galileo-2015-1
Start Date: 
01/05/2016
End Date: 
31/10/2018
Duration: 
30
Coordinator: 
Gontran Roboud
ViaSat Antenna Systems SA
PARC SCIENTIFIQUE DE L EPFL
1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Tel: 
+41216914062
Scientific Officer: 
Vojtech Fort
Partners: 

BE

  • Unifly

CH

  • Skyguide
  • ViaSat Antenna Systems SA

CY

  • SG

FR

  • Blyenburgh &Co
  • Connectiv-IT
  • M3 Systems

IT

  • Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza