The INVIRCAT Consortium is proud to open the registration for the INVIRCAT RTS Open Day, that will be held virtually on Jan 25th 2022 (9am-1pm CET). During the event, we will present the human-in-the-loop simulation campaign organised in the period between November and December 2021, with specific focus on each of the three real-time simulations carried out at DLR, NLR and CIRA experimental centers. Photos and videos recorded during the simulations will be shown. If you are i
The RPAS Projects Collaboration Panel was founded in January 2021 with the twofold purpose of discussing and coordinating research activities and results concerning the integration of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems. The panel is composed by representatives of the SESAR Exploratory Research projects INVIRCAT, SAFELAND, and URClearED as well as the Industrial Research project PJ13-W2 ERICA and the Very Large Demonstration project CORUS-XUAM. It was founded to coordinate rese
The second session of INVIRCAT real-time simulations organised by Royal NLR has just finished. Are you curious about it? Don’t miss the following interview with Jürgen Teutsch, responsible for the organisation of this real-time simulation and validation manager of the overall INVIRCAT project. Jürgen, in November 2021 Royal NLR performed real-time simulations for the SESAR Exploratory Research Project INVIRCAT. This project investigates the integration of remotely piloted air
"I am very satisfied with the overall execution of the simulation, and I am sure we have gathered valuable results". This was the comment of Gunnar Schwoch, coordinator of the #INVIRCAT project, at the end of the real-time simulation held at #DLR Flight Guidance Institute in the period 9-12 November 2021 with the purpose of validating the CONOPS for #RPAS integration in the TMA environment developed by the project in the framework of the #SESAR Exploratory Research. Projectin
The SESAR Digital Academy has recently organised a series of two webinars dedicated to the topic of safer and more environmentally friendly arrival operations. Moderated by Olivia Nunez, ATM Expert from the SESAR JU, the webinars had the purpose of ensuring the sustainability and sharing of the knowledge gained by the individual research projects concerning the topic, exploring it from different a multifaceted perspectives. The INVIRCAT was invited to participate in one of th
The INVIRCAT consortium was delighted to welcome the members of the INVIRCAT Advisory Board (AB) in the INVIRCAT Second Advisory Board meeting, which took place virtually, on Monday, September 20th 2021. The INVIRCAT Advisory Board (AB) consists of a large group of external experts and stakeholders with noteworthy and recognized expertise in the field of RPAS, RPAS integration and standardization. It complements the expertise already included in the Consortium and acts as an
On Sept 7th we had our intermediate review meeting with the SESAR Joint Undertaking. The officer and her staff were happy with the work done in the first year of the project and we can happily announce that we successfully passed the review!
On 2 September 2021, the 11th EASN International Conference hosted the virtual session “Remotely piloted aircraft systems: SESAR Joint Undertaking”, dedicated to INVIRCAT, URClearED, CORUS-XUAM, PJ13 ERICA and SAFELAND projects. The session consisted of presentations followed by a round table chaired by SESAR Joint Undertaking program manager, Ms. Nil Agacdiken. Our colleague Florian Löhr from DLR presented our concept of operation for the efficient integration of IFR RPAS in
The first newsletter of the INVIRCAT Project is online. Issued at M12, it presents the project and the activities done in the first year. The INVIRCAT consortium plans to release n.4 publicly available newsletters during the course of the project. Further issues will be published at M18, M24 and M30.
The initial Concept of Operations for RPAS in the TMA produced by the INVIRCAT Consortium as public deliveralble D2.3 has been approved by the SJU and is now available on the project website. It gives a comprehensive overview of the systems and operations needed to support the integration of RPAS into existing Air Traffic Control (ATC) procedures on and around airports. The concept focuses on fixed-wing RPAS of the traffic class VI, which are capable of flying under Instrumen
The INVIRCAT Project has just released its second public deliverable, entitled "Use cases definition and concept outline". This document gives an outline of the considered concept and assumptions for use of RPAS at and around airports under IFR conditions, including their integration into current ATC procedures, and a set of relevant use cases. The concept outline describes stakeholders involved and the operational context for RPAS being fully integrated into non-segregated a
The INVIRCAT consortium was delighted to welcome the members of the INVIRCAT Advisory Board (AB) in the INVIRCAT First Advisory Board meeting, which took place virtually, on Thursday, March 4th 2021. The INVIRCAT Advisory Board (AB) consists of a large group of external experts and stakeholders with noteworthy and recognized expertise in the field of RPAS, RPAS integration and standardization. It complements the expertise already included in the Consortium and acts as an ind
The INVIRCAT Project has just released its first public deliverable, consisting in the state-of-the -art and regulatory basis of the project. The document focuses on three main aspects of RPAS integration, namely: technologies, human aspects and applicable rules and standards. Since the RPAS integration in TMA operations is a quite wide and complex topic, that partially has already been explored in other projects and initiatives, the document intends to set the scene and the
We are happy to announce that the INVIRCAT poster and the video presented at the SESAR Innovation Days 2020 are now available on this website. If you missed the opportunity to attend the event and come to our exhibition boot, no problem. You can have a look at them from here, and if you want to learn more about the project or keep in contact with it, do not hesitate to drop us a message. We are always looking for new opportunities to link with other project and explore and ex
The #INVIRCAT Project will attend the 10th edition of the #SESAR Innovation Days (#SIDs). Given the current situation with Covid-19 and the associated impact on travel and gatherings, the 2020 edition of the SIDs will take place online from 7th to 10th December in a virtual capacity. The aim of the 2020 event is to showcase results from European exploratory research and to discuss how to advance promising concepts towards industrial research within the SESAR innovation pipeli
The kick off meeting of the INVIRCAT project was held remotely on July 9th 2020. The event was kindly hosted by DLR, project coordinator, on its web confering platform. The meeting was introduced by Robert Geister, acting as project coordinator. The meeting was dedicated to present and discuss the project scope and objectives, including timeline, milestones and deliverables. The event gave the participants the opportunity to meet each other and the with the SJU and introduce