Inside Unmanned Systems

AUG-SEP 2018

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79 August/September 2018 unmanned systems inside people per operator. So every time one of these operators will want to operate in the 'specific' category—and that can come very quickly, they just need to f ly above 120 meters or just need to f ly BVLOS or something else—they will have to get either an authorization or be able to use a standard scenario. "We need to get the number of stan- dard scenarios right, because if you get too many you will have operators wondering whether their mission be- longs to standard scenario number 13 or if it is not standard scenario number 49, and perhaps the national authority reviewing it will think that number 35 might be more appropriate." So the more standard scenarios there are, the more complicated it will be to define the right one for the mission. "But the fewer standard scenarios there are, the more complicated it will be for both operators and national authorities to fulfill the safety and risk assessment," Donzel-Defigier said. With that, we understand a first set of standard scenarios is to be pub- lished at the end of this year, as part of the detailed UAS regulation package. Virtually all of the discussion at the workshop concerned authorization to work in the 'specific' category, assuming that this will probably represent the vast bulk of initial civil drone operations. The European Commission says 'certified' category standards have not yet been developed, and are likely to emerge only in the medium term. The Commission is currently working on defining logical 'descriminants' that will make the differences between the specific and certified categories clear to operators. OTHER ITEMS IMPACTING THE EU DRONE PICTURE The European drone landscape is show- ing movement on a number of fronts be- yond the regulatory. De Vos confirmed when asked that the U-space initiative, for example, remains high on the politi- cal agenda. A concept developed by the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking, the U-space has been described as a drone-oriented system similar to that of Air Traffic PRECISE, RELIABLE WITH AN ATTITUDE septentrio . com/asterx-i The AsteRx-i family Best-in-class IMU enhanced GNSS

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