AirborneRF has issued a statement reporting that “to test the capabilities and system integration with the aviation eco-systems, Orange is participating in the pan-European “Integrated Urban Airspace Validation” project GOF 2.0, with major trials and demonstrations in Poland scheduled for the week of 11th of October 2022. Orange Polska is using Dimetor’s AirborneRF platform to provide critical connectivity and ground risk information in support of BVLOS drone operations.”
Additionally the company reports that “At the beginning of 2022, Orange Polska kick-started its research program exploring the possibilities of using 5G technology to manage drones. As part of these efforts, Orange Polska teams responsible for innovation, mobile network, strategy, marketing and ICT partnered with Dimetor and GOF 2.0 EU project to verify the possibilities to enable the safe operation of drones in the airspace.
“Reliable real-time communication between drone operators, ANSPs (air navigation service providers), and other relevant third parties is critical for deploying innovative drone use cases at scale. Mobile network connectivity allows drones to be conspicuous and safely managed for beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations.
“The flight test will be conducted in collaboration with the members and partners of the SESAR JU GOF 2.0 consortium project, including PANSA, the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency.
“During the demonstration, flight data and anonymised & statistical mobile network data will be integrated via AirborneRF into the airspace management platforms used by the GOF 2.0 partners, and will be shared with PANSA, the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency. As a next step towards the development of this 5G use case, Orange will work with Dimetor in the EU-funded research project GOF 2.0 to analyse the outcome of the demonstration and deliver the technical components needed to provide innovative strategic and tactical services and demonstrate how both crewed and uncrewed aircraft can safely share the same airspace.
“The GOF 2.0 project has received funding from the SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101017689.”
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