Project Vision

Provide European technology to render drones as a safe and efficient component of the mobility mix, with differentiated, safe and reliable capabilities in extended beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations.

To reach the vision, the available technologies will be explored. This includes the option of transferring and extend automotive sense and control technologies, as well as commercial off-the-shelf communication technologies, applying innovative security features to reach adequate safety levels for modern unmanned aviation.

Project Mission

Develop technologies for operations beyond visual line-of-sight
Regulatory framework: EASA Specific Operations Risk \nAssessment (SORA)
Develop technologies that contribute to increased trust in civilian drone operations
Higher reliability of data and communications increase trust
Increased trackability of drones and transparency of operations
Bring relevant automotive technology to the drone industry
Cost-effective and tested on ground
Leverage European primacy in automotive technologies and
strengthen industry’s capability in cross-domain technologies

Project Facts

Short Name: ADACORSA
Full Name: Airborne Data Collection on Resilient System Architectures
Duration: 1/05/2020 – 1/05/2023 (36months)
Total costs: Up to 42 M €
Requested EU Contribution: ~12 M€
Consortium: 49 Partners out of 12 countries along the exploitation chain
Coordinator: Infineon Technologies AG

Celestia Technologies Group BV (CTG BV) is a Dutch SME, which works in the technological innovations of the Aerospace, Telecommunications and Scientific sectors. The main background and expertise of the company includes on-board UAV electronics and datalinks, antenna measurement systems, electromechanical positioners, microelectronics, beamforming technologies, signal processing, ground stations and systems. It is the company holding for Celestia Technologies Group. The Group is composed of 15 high technology SME companies located in several European contries, and based on innovation, and development of high technology products, as key factors to a steady growth.

During ADACORSA project, CTG BV will develop an aerial unmanned vehicles transponder based on technologies for common aviation: ADS-B, Mode S interrogator. In this way, this mini transponder will be compatible with currrent air traffic control systems providing accurate positioning and identification of the platform. Positioning will be based on signal correction by EGNOS and will allow all airspace users to know vehicle location, contributing to safety and serving as support for other onboard systems as detect&avoid equipment.

  


 

Workpackages

WP1 Requirements

defines the system requirements as well as the use cases and validation methodologies

WP2 System Design

dedicated to the system level design based on modelling and simulation of key architectures for advanced control and sensing technologies with the purpose of providing feasible solutions to the market

WP3 Electronic Components

evaluates and provides necessary components including semiconductor components and HW devices

WP4 Embedded Systems and Computin

covers the development of embedded systems hardware and computing

WP5 System Integration

provides the means to WP6 for testing, validating and demonstrating the ADACORSA results through a set of dedicated demonstrators provided in the Supply Chain descriptions

WP6 Test Validation & Integration

focuses on reliability validation of the developed subsystems with the goal to demonstrate their properties and feasibility for industrial use

WP7 Regulatory Alignment, Standardization, Exploitation and Stakeholder Relations

covers exploitation, dissemination, standardization and market trends monitoring to analyse the solutions developed by the competitors

WP8 Project Management

performs the overall project management, including monitoring and all financial & contractual aspects

Acknowledgement

ADACORSA 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.

ADACORSA Supply Chains