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Autonomous and Remotely Piloted Aircraft
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Aeronautics - Technology Integration and Flight Demostrators, On Board Systems and ATM, Electronics and Communications

The scenario of European aviation outlined by the experts of the European Commission for the coming decades (ref. Flightpath 2050 Europe's Vision for Aviation) is characterised by the coexistence, in non-segregated airspace and at airports, of transport aircraft and autonomous and remote piloted aircraft systems (RPAS).

Unmanned aircraft will be used for increasingly disparate operations, like:

  • Complex institutional missions and reconnaissance missions in areas of high environmental risk (using medium-large UAS aircraft);

  • Scientific missions for surveying the earth and its environment (using Medium/High Altitude Long Endurance platforms);

  • Professional operations (in civil, agricultural and geological fields, etc.).

The development activities at CIRA, since 2002, for improving the performance of remote piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), are coherent with the European and national scenario, and include enabling technologies for unmanned aircraft (Remote Piloting, automatic management of the flight plan, Failure Detection and Management, Detect & Avoid, Automatic Take-Off and Landing, Data Link) and evolving technologies, like in the case of aerostructures (Composite, Health Monitoring), auxiliary on board systems (anti-icing/de-icing, diagnostics and prognostics), and high energy power systems.

In the medium-term are two lines of development and demonstration:

  • Consolidation of functional technologies for RPAS system integration and development  programmes in Europe (ConOps 2025), with the setting up of ground demonstrators (Full-Scale Ground Demonstrators);

  • Development of highly innovative basic technology (Breakthrough Innovation) for the future evolution of UAS systems.

Since 2002, CIRA has consistently worked to improve the performance of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) in keeping with the European and national scenario, by developing enabling technologies for unmanned aircraft and innovative aerostructures and on-board auxiliary systems.
Autonomous and Remotely Piloted Aircraft

 

 

Autonomous and Remotely Piloted Aircraft<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/RPAS%20FLARE%20IMG_3888.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/aeromobili-pilotati-da-remoto-e-non-pilotati/Autonomous and Remotely Piloted AircraftAutonomous and Remotely Piloted Aircraft<p style="text-align:justify;">The scenario of European aviation outlined by the experts of the European Commission for the coming decades (ref. Flightpath 2050 Europe's Vision for Aviation) is characterised by the coexistence, in non-segregated airspace and at airports, of transport aircraft and autonomous and remote piloted aircraft systems (RPAS). </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Unmanned aircraft will be used for increasingly disparate operations, like:</p><ul><li><p>Complex institutional missions and reconnaissance missions in areas of high environmental risk (using medium-large UAS aircraft);</p></li><li><p>Scientific missions for surveying the earth and its environment (using Medium/High Altitude Long Endurance platforms);</p></li><li><p>Professional operations (in civil, agricultural and geological fields, etc.).</p></li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">The development activities at CIRA, since 2002, for improving the performance of remote piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), are coherent with the European and national scenario, and include enabling technologies for unmanned aircraft (Remote Piloting, automatic management of the flight plan, Failure Detection and Management, Detect & Avoid, Automatic Take-Off and Landing, Data Link) and evolving technologies, like in the case of aerostructures (Composite, Health Monitoring), auxiliary on board systems (anti-icing/de-icing, diagnostics and prognostics), and high energy power systems.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In the medium-term are two lines of development and demonstration:</p><ul style="text-align:justify;"><li><p>Consolidation of functional technologies for RPAS system integration and development  programmes in Europe (ConOps 2025), with the setting up of ground demonstrators (Full-Scale Ground Demonstrators);</p></li><li><p>Development of highly innovative basic technology (Breakthrough Innovation) for the future evolution of UAS systems.</p></li></ul>

 Activities

 

 

Completion of TELEMACO project<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/TELEMACO_03.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/aeromobili-pilotati-da-remoto-e-non-pilotati/telemaco/completion-of-telemaco-project/Completion of TELEMACO projectCompletion of TELEMACO projectLast December TELEMACO reached its natural deadline. The project was aimed at the development of enabling technologies to the design of an innovative Synthetic Aperture Radar based on Forward Looking technique (FLoSAR) that “looks” in front of the aircraft on which it is installed.2017-01-22T23:00:00Z
Completed the micro-climate station prototype that will send data from Antarctica<img alt="" src="https://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Setup-01-OK.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/aeromobili-pilotati-da-remoto-e-non-pilotati/simace/completato-il-prototipo-della-stazione-microclimatica-che-spedirà-dati-dall’antartide/Completed the micro-climate station prototype that will send data from AntarcticaCompleted the micro-climate station prototype that will send data from AntarcticaIntegration and testing completion of the micro-climate station prototype that will be installed in Antarctica next winter.2017-09-03T22:00:00Z