AMU-LED will allow UAM stakeholders to specify various use cases applicable to logistics and urban transport of passengers, to integrate UAM environment, to demonstrate the UAS ground and airborne platforms and finally, to assess safety, security, sustainability and public acceptance.
AMU-LED will test real UAM operations in a U-space eco-system for coordinated flights of several types of UAVs in different scenarios, use cases and applications (e.g. air taxis, emergency services, delivery of goods, surveys, etc.) for surveillance, logistics and mobility using air vehicles. At the end of the project, it will be demonstrated that any city or urban region (e.g. sparsely populated areas) may have the capability to offer UAM services and infrastructures taking into account its specificities, but in a standardized and safe form. Finally, this project will contribute significantly to define the needs and features of the Urban Air Vehicle (UAV) on-board equipment. A set of various experimentations will be performed in three counties in Europe (the UK, Spain and the Netherlands), towards the test of the drone platform itself but also the U-space relevant services to be deployed. The UAM eco-system needs to be holistically considered as a system of systems.
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Safe interaction of UAM with other Airspace Users: AMU-LED will define and test U-space services and technologies to provide means to coordinate and integrate safely UAM operations with other Air Space Users, including manned aviation and ATC coordination. (Please note that the objective is different from full integration with ATM, and SWIM information exchanges activities foreseen in SESAR Pj34)
Safe UAM flight: Additionally, AMU-LED Project will explore the requirements of UAM platforms to fly and navigate safely even in complex urban environments, considering the impact of buildings both in surrounding air streams and multipath effects on electromagnetic signals in space providing guidance (e.g. GNSS) and communications (e.g. 4G/5G) to the UAM platforms
The 1st AMU-LED workshop is now available online!
When looking at a not-so-distant future, it seems clearer every day that drones will be part of our skies. From last-mile deliveries to taxi services, without forgetting recreational drones or first-time responders, there are plenty of initiatives across the world to incorporate Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) into our life. In Europe, projects like AMU-LED are Read more about What are the biggest challenges for integrating drones in our cities?[…]
AMU-LED’s Concept of Operations (ConOps) targets a transitional mid-term (2025-2030), when the first piloted air-taxis will start operating in cities within U-space airspaces with most U1-U2 services deployed. AMU-LED assumes that current U-space responsibilities and services will have to be extended to cope with the particularities of the missions and business cases that are specific Read more about AMU-LED UAM Concept of Operations[…]
Research into Urban Air Mobility is accelerating its uptake in Europe. AMU-LED for instance is looking into the capabilities of U-space to enable Urban Air Mobility – answering questions related to the maturity of concepts and technology, what are the challenges, and what needs to be done to implement this new form of mobility. One Read more about Smart cities – the biggest allies (or antagonists) of UAM[…]
U-space is a set of new services relying on a high level of digitalisation and automation of functions and specific procedures designed to support safe, efficient and secure access to airspace for large numbers of drones. UAM refers to an ecosystem that enables on-demand, highly automated, passenger or cargo-carrying air transport services with particular reference Read more about Looking for medium density in UAM operations[…]
The first AMU-LED workshop was held on the 30th of April from 10am to 12pm CET. Attendees were introduced to the main goals and scope of the AMU-LED project including details of the very large flight demonstrations scheduled for 2022.
Air taxis, cargo delivery drones or unmanned systems for emergencies are just some of the services on the horizon with the advent of urban air mobility (UAM). AMU-LED, a newly started SESAR U-space demonstration project aims to trial a range of these mobility services over the next two years in a number of cities across Read more about SESAR U-space partners launch smart city air mobility trials[…]