Projects

urbanDRONEscheduler

The project urbanDRONEscheduler aims to deliver a real-time digital platform for drone operation in urban areas based on an approved predefined flight route strategy.

Project Description

  • RIS HUB
  • 01 January 2021
  • 12 months
  • University of Maribor
  • € 243 187

The project urbanDRONEscheduler aims to deliver a real-time digital platform for drone operation in urban areas based on an approved predefined flight route strategy. The platform consists of a Drone Flight Control Centre (DFCC) supervised by the city authorities on the server-side and an app/https-based application on the client side. 

Through the client app, a drone user requests a ride defining the time, start & final destination and the cargo. DFCCapproves corridor routes in real-time based on risk analysis, cargo and drone performance as well as external factors such as weather conditions. During the flight, the DFCC monitors the drone ride with the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) involving continuous flight auditing and management on a possible enforcement interface. 

This pan-EU project is being realized by a team of higher education institutions and four business partners from three different RIS countries and two different EIT Urban Mobility hubs, and by testing in three living lab RIS cities. 

Challenge


Improve the security and feasibility of drone flights to meet the need for last-mile and crisis delivery in urban areas with lower density populations.

Main Objective


The objective is to advance the reality of drone operations as a solution for delivery alternatives in urban areas.

Output


Client-server real-time platform for drone operation in urban areas based on approved predefined flight route strategies.

Partners


Project lead


Tomaž Kramberger University of Maribor tomaz.kramberger@um.si
Radomir Zikic National Association for Autonomous and Electric Vehicles