Automated Low-Altitude Air Delivery – Heading Towards Autonomous Cargo Transportation with Drones

by Johann Dauer, Project leader, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

DLR, the German Aerospace Center, has conducted a research project between 2016 and 2019 on cargo drones with one metric ton payload capacity. This project took advantage of a newly established operational risk approach, introducing a new perspective on regulating the safety of unmanned aviation.

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Unmanned Low-altitude Air Cargo – Towards Demonstration With A Specific Operational Risk Assessment – Presented by Florian-Michael Adolf, DLR

Florian Michael Adolf

Unmanned Low-altitude Air Cargo – Towards Demonstration With A Specific Operational Risk Assessment – Presented by Florian-Michael Adolf, German Aerospace Center (DLR), at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, which takes place on 23 November 2017, Avio Aero, Rivalta di Torino, Italy.

At DLR (German Aerospace Center) novel concepts and technologies are investigated focusing on automated air cargo delivery for up to 1 t of cargo payload. The DLR project ALAADy (Automated Low Altitude Air Delivery) addresses a large scope of challenges that come along with such an unmanned aircraft for cargo operations. This presentation will provide an update on the project as well as a status on latest developments, i.e. from use cases and towards our demonstration goal. The discussed aspects comprise a blend of use case requirements and a discussion of onboard functional requirements such that a safe operation under the prospective EASA specific category would be admissible and feasible in very low level flight. Continue reading “Unmanned Low-altitude Air Cargo – Towards Demonstration With A Specific Operational Risk Assessment – Presented by Florian-Michael Adolf, DLR”

Automated Low Altitude Air Delivery – Presented by Johann Dauer, German Aerospace Center

Johann Dauer

Automated Low Altitude Air Delivery – Presented by Johann Dauer, German Aerospace Center at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, which takes place on June 13, 2017, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

At DLR (German Aerospace Center) new concepts and technologies are investigated focusing on automated air cargo delivery of around 1 t of payload. Within the DLR project ALAADy (Automated Low Altitude Air Delivery) a large scope of necessary aspects are investigated starting from possible use-cases and different aircraft configurations and ranging to airspace integration and the development of new flight software components needed for safe operation. The feasibility of the derived concepts is analyzed within a full system simulation. Newly presented concepts of operation of drones including the specific operation risk assessment is also under investigation to determine if a unmanned aircraft system of this scale can be operated within the EASA specific category in very low level flight.

About Johann Dauer
Since 2008 Research Scientist at DLR in Braunschweig in the research field of unmanned aircraft.

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"Unmanned Freight Operations" – Presented by Annette Temme, German Aerospace Center

As one of several activities within DLR dealing with unmanned aircraft, the internal DLR project Unmanned Freight Operations (UFO) addresses the future operation of unmanned freight aircraft as an addition to today’s transport system. Led by DLR’s Institute of Flight Guidance, the objective of the project is to develop and validate a concept for unmanned freight operations. In line with the “Concept of Operations for Drones” presented by EASA, the UFO project focusses on the proposed “certified” category of aircraft. Air space integration, roles and tasks of actors, communication requirements and support of actors are subject of the project.

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