AVU is involved with integration of electronic components that enable environmental perception on the drone, as well as development and demonstration of algorithms for free-space estimation and navigation for BVLOS operation of UAVs. Specifically, AVU will integrate LiDar, radar and 3D vision components envisioned in SC1. The resulting platform will be used to integrate state-of-the-art sensor fusion and object detection algorithms in SC3, for which AVU will provide consortium partners expertise in the avionics domain throughrecorded sensor data, existing sensor fusion software and a safety-oriented autopilot build-chain. Demonstration of the environmental perception software is first performed through hardware-in-the-loop simulation before tests are performed on actual use-cases at designated outdoor drone testing facilities available for AVU.