Reports and Downloads
To share our progress we continuously publish project reports and scientific work. In this section you can find our latest documents, sorted in the order of latest approval.
So far we published two documents
- DACUS D1.1 Drone DCB concept and process (2021)
- DACUS D5.1 Structures and Rules in Capacity Constrained (urban) Environments (2021)
DACUS D5.1 Structures and Rules in Capacity Constrained (urban) Environments (2021)
Human activities and infrastructures should generate a need in drone operations. These activities and infrastructures are clearly numerous in the cities and their surroundings. Peculiarities of urban
environment, as much on the ground as in the air, and the communication, navigation and surveillance
performances of the networks and the drones themselves will impact the way drone traffic will be
Constraints of European, National and local regulations, often influenced by citizens opinions, imposed
to operators, drone operations and drone itself will also differentiate the urban environment from the
These characteristics must be taken into consideration to define models of urban airspace and demand
and capacity balancing measures that would be included in the demand and capacity balancing
DACUS D1.1 Drone DCB concept and process (2021)
This document describes the preliminary Concept of Operations for “Demand and Capacity Balancing” of drone operations within an urban environment. It provides a guideline for how U-space designated airspace shall be managed from the planning phase up until the execution of drone flights. This process is supported by an extensive literature study and background information on the operational environment in which it takes place. Given the novel nature of drone operations in a civilian setting, several parallels of the proposed solution and the existing air traffic management environment are provided. Finally, the document highlights several relevant research areas which the DACUS project will address.