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 Assessment (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



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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, France, Sweden, Cyprus, Greece, Lithuania, Portugal, Italy, Finland, Turkey.