Airborne data collection on resilient system architectures

ADACORSA targets to strengthen the European drone industry and increase public and regulatory acceptance of BVLOS (beyond visual line-of-sight) drones, by demonstrating technologies for safe, reliable and secure drone operation in all situations and flight phases.
The project will drive research and development of components and systems for sensing, telecommunication and data processing along the electronics value-chain. Additionally, drone lead smart industries with high visibility and place for improvement will be developed which will pave the way for a higher public / industry acceptance of the drone technologies.

In particular, ADACORSA will deliver:

  • On the component level, functionally redundant and fail-operational radar and LiDAR sensors as well as 3D cameras. In order to reduce risk, time and costs, the project aims to adapt technologies from the automotive sector to the drone market for these components.
  • On the system level, hardware and software for reliable sensor fusion and data analytics as well as technologies for secure and reliable drone communication using multipath TCP and registration and identification by developing platforms based on eUICCs/eSIM.
  • On an architecture level, fail-operational drone control and investigation a pre-operational Flight Information Management System (FIMS) the integration with CoTS components for Unmanned Air Vehicle Traffic Management System (UTM).

Within the project, 35 physical as well as virtual demonstrators of BLVOS, long-range drone flight shall pave the way toward certifiable
systems for future integration of drone operations.

ADACORSA’s innovations will leverage the expertise of a very strong consortium, comprising world renowned industrial (OEMs, Tier-1, Tier-2 and technology providers) and research partners along the complete aviation, semiconductor and also automotive value chains, providing Europe with a competitive edge in a growing drone and drone technologies market. 

ECS Strategic Research Agenda focus areas:

Safety, security and reliability

Transport and Smart Mobility

ECSEL Call 2019

Start date: 05/2020

Duration: 36 months

Project coordinator:

Urlike Roedig

Infineon Technologies AG


Number of partners: 48

Number of countries: 12

Total investment: M€ 12

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