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With the current innovation of UAV operations and the expected growth in the next years, it is essential to ensure safe and efficient traffic flows. The balancing of traffic demand and airspace capacities therefore is an essential tool and requires a well informed decison-making process. But other than in manned aviation, the UAV sector has no established and observable system of operations to learn from. Furthermore and particulary with regard to dense low level flights, a high local volume can increase air and ground risks, affect social acceptance and has a notably impact on the environment.

Consequently, a demand and capacity balancing for U-space needs to take into account a diverse set of influence factors to forecast traffic volumes and determine constraining measures in a timely manner.

At DACUS our upmost goal is to develop a consistent balancing process from the strategic to the tactical phase, that takes into account the uncertainty of planned operations and external factors as well as an intergration into the service-based U-space concept that envisions a UAV ecosystem with no human controller.