GSA survey targets user-driven RPAS/Drones applications

16 October 2018
Using a drone? Take the survey
Using a drone? Take the survey

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is currently conducting a survey among operators and manufacturers of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) and aviation authorities with a view to better understanding user needs and identifying key requirements for future EGNSS upgrades and evolutions.

Various studies have shown the growing impact that RPAS will have on our daily lives. In fact, RPAS have already started bringing significant benefits all over Europe and the market is set to continue growing, in line with growth in the number applications. These applications come in a great variety including, but not limited to, delivery services, aerial photography and mapping, and precision agriculture. 

Read this: EGNOS and Galileo – opening the door to new drone applications

Europe has the opportunity to obtain a significant role in this rapidly evolving global marketplace but, in order to unlock this opportunity actions are needed at the EU level to both boost innovative capabilities and implement comprehensive regulation to create a single drone market.

Have your say!

GNSS is the backbone technology underpinning the navigation solutions used for RPAS applications and this is expected to remain true in the future. For this reason, the GSA wants to make sure that EGNSS continues to meet the requirements and expectations of the RPAS user community. But, to do this, we need some input from you.

We have put together a short RPAS user requirements survey to help us better understand the needs and requirements of RPAS users. The survey consists of approximately 20 questions, and should not take longer than five minutes of your time to fill in. You can access the survey here – it will remain open until 30 November 2018, but there is no time like the present!

By filling in this survey, you will help the GSA to better understand user needs and the value that users attribute to GNSS. With this information, we can deduce the requirements of future EGNSS upgrades and evolutions. The survey is intended for all stakeholders in the RPAS value chain, but it is mainly focussed on operators, manufacturers of RPAS and navigation systems, and aviation authorities.

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Updated: Oct 17, 2018



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