Work Breakdown Structure
To reach the objectives of DACUS the content has been split up in five thematic work packages:
- Drone Demand and Capacity Balancing Process Defintion
- Exploration and Development of U-space Services
- Demand and Capacity Balancing Models and Enabling Technology
- Demand and Capactiy Balancing Concept Validation and Prototyping
- Concept and Rules in Capacity Constrained Environments
As the scope of DACUS affects a broad variety of topics, it is necessary to guarantee a transversal connection between all work packages. At the same time we need to support a clear communication structure with experts and stakeholders outside the consortium. Therefore, we created four focus groups that state a precise thematic research area. This groups will be used to reach out, for instance to companies, researchers or regulatory bodies, and discuss specific topics and exchange ideas beyond the regular workshops.
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Roles of dynamic capacity management
The DACUS project identified how Dynamic Capacity Management service interacts with other U-space services such as the strategic conflivt resolution or the tactical conflivt resolution, among others, to provide demand and capacity balancing (DCB) for drones. Its roles are:
- Predicting the overall demand based on submitted 4D drone operation plans and non-scheduled operations which are estimated by analysing citizens’ behaviour.
- Calculating indicators related to safety and social impact of the predicted demand.
- Evaluating if demand can be executed safely and efficiently taking into consideration the existing safety and social impact-related performance thresholds in each U-space airspace volume.
- Propose adequate DCB measures to solve demand and capacity imbalances, based on a balance of mission impact, safety indicators and social impact indicators.