Year: 2019 to 2021.

Project type: Horizon 2020.

Participants: 5 Enterprises and 1 Research Organisation.

The goal of REALITY is to promote the use of EGNOS for safe drone operations, in the short term and in the context of the EU drone operations vision, the U-Space. For this, REALITY will map navigation performance and safety requirements –i.e., into accuracy, availability, continuity & integrity– and analyze to what extent EGNOS-based drone navigation systems meet them.

REALITY works upon four types of social-relevant drone applications as project scenarios: (SC1) maritime surveillance, (SC2) support to fire fighting missions, (SC3) freight transport and (SC4) [urban] aerial mapping. An output of REALITY will be proposals for next generation Required Navigation Performance (RNP) specifications for RPAS missions tailored to these four representative applications.

CATUAV will be responsible of the SC4, providing two UAV’s (fixed wing and multirotor), specific engineering services for both UAVs and payload integration, and performing operational and intensive flight campaigns (100 flights) inside its BCN Drone Center facilities and TSA.