Rostec develops urban area ATC system for UAV traffic

Rostec develops urban area ATC system for UAV traffic

28-Mar-2022 Source: Rostec

Azimut, a Rostec subsidiary, has created and successfully tested the Jupiter complex, designed to organize and control the traffic of drones in an urban environment. The tests were performed on the premises of the Skolkovo Innovation Center in the experimental zone of urban air mobility, which is being developed with the support of the Moscow City Government. This technological solution will be in demand for transporting goods using drones and for creating an air taxi network.

Jupiter automation complex supports all the functionality necessary for planning drone flights, providing flight information support, registration, accounting, identification, authorization, geofencing, observation and monitoring of flights, interaction with EU ATM authorities; issues alerts in case of deviation from the route or dangerous proximity to infrastructure facilities or other aircraft.

The solution is based on the Galaktika air traffic control system, another development of the Azimut company. Galaktika is certified and used by dozens of air traffic control centers in Russia and abroad. In particular, the platform is used as a basic technological solution for controlling the experimental area for the use of Kupol unmanned aerial systems in the Tomsk Region.

“The complex of solutions we have developed is the first step towards the integration of drones into the unified airspace of Russia. The potential for its application is very wide: the platform will help to use drones for delivering goods, monitoring urban infrastructure, housing and communal services, and organizing air taxi services. We intend to continue testing the system, modifying it in accordance with the requests of potential customers and expanding its functionality,” said Victor Solomentsev, Deputy General Director of Azimut JSC.

During the tests, the Jupiter automation complex has successfully worked out interaction with drones manufactured by AeroDronService. The drones were monitored using a 5G mobile communications network organized by Skolkovo Foundation partner NP GLONASS and Skoltech.

“The use of drones for solving urban issues is extremely relevant given the growing need for the delivery of goods, air taxis, and monitoring. The solutions being developed and tested while creating the urban air mobility environment will make it possible to arrange efficient use of airspace by drones, promptly obtain flight permits, aeronautical and meteorological information, as well as observe and control drones through a 5G communication network, and prevent drone collisions,” said Alexei Belyakov, Vice President of the Skolkovo Foundation.

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