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.
Effective start/end date01/10/201701/06/2021

Collaborative partners

  • Senseable
  • EasyInspect


  • Innovation Fund Denmark: DKK5,000,000.00


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  • 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