Automated emergency lander for small unmanned aircraft

Project Details

Layman's description

The aim of SafeEye is to develop, demonstrate, and commercialize an automated
emergency response system for larger (>7 kg) drones. It is a small device, mounted on a drone, that keeps track of safe places to crash, and on the health state of the drone. If necessary it can terminate the flight, and with the least probability of fatalities. This means a significantly reduced risk for automated, typically BVLOS, operations, and SafeEye is thus an enabler for many applications, including farming, inspection, transportation, search and rescue. The risk mitigation ability is documented so well that SafeEye aims at achieving formal approval of the Danish authorities as well as direct influence on coming European drone regulations. SafeEye is manufactured as a standalone unit sold first through drone technology suppliers and later to service providers and manufacturers of autopilots. The project aims at TRL8 and SRL7 and the first units sold 12 months after the project ends.
AcronymSafeEye
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/10/201701/06/2021

Funding

  • Innovation Fund Denmark: DKK5,000,000.00

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  • Activities

    • 1 Hosting a guest lecturer

    Stefano Primatesta

    Anders La Cour-Harbo (Host)

    22 Feb 20188 Jul 2018

    Activity: Hosting a guest lecturer

    Impacts

    Advisor to JARUS

    Anders la Cour-Harbo (Participant), Terrence Martin (Participant), Tom Putland (Participant), Tony Nannini (Participant), Henri Hohtari (Participant) & Joerg Dittrich (Participant)

    Impact: Public policy impact

    Research Output

    • 2 Article in proceeding
    • 2 Journal article

    Automated Emergency Landing System for Drones: SafeEYE Project

    Bektash, O. M., Pedersen, J. N., Gomez, A. R. & la Cour-Harbo, A., 18 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the International Conference for Unmanned Aircraft Systems 2020. 9 p. (International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)).

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

    File
    24 Downloads (Pure)

    Ground impact probability distribution for small unmanned aircraft in ballistic descent

    La Cour-Harbo, A., 18 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems 2020. 10 p. (International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)).

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

    File
  • 150 Downloads (Pure)

    Ground risk map for Unmanned Aircraft in Urban Environments

    Primatesta, S., Rizzo, A. & La Cour-Harbo, A., 2020, In : Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems. 97, 3-4, p. 489–509 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    130 Downloads (Pure)

    Equipment

    Drone Research Lab

    Anders la Cour-Harbo (Manager), Simon Jensen (Operator), Frank Høgh Rasmussen (Other), Jesper Dejgaard Meyer (Other), Aitor Ramirez Gomez (Other), O. M. Bektash (Other), Tobias Leth (Other), Luminita Cristiana Totu (Other), Jacob Naundrup Pedersen (Other), Stefano Primatesta (Other), Petr Gabrlik (Other) & Morten Bisgaard (Operator)

    Department of Electronic Systems

    Facility: Testing facility