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Celestia Technologies Group joins European move to unlock long-range drone potential

By Eric Van Rees - 29th September 2021 - 14:57

Celestia Technologies Group (CTG) is taking part in the ADACORSA project, a European initiative designed to unlock the potential of long-range and Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drones and give Europe a world-class drone industry.

ADACORSA or Airborne Data Collection on Resilient System Architecture, is a major collaborative project launched in May 2020 that aims to demonstrate the safety and efficiency of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in extended out of line of sight operation ranges.

Specifically, it draws on European expertise in developing sensor and communication technologies for UAVs to underpin their role and reliable capability in long-range applications, including observation, analysis and transport, taking them one step further towards being integrated into conventional airspace. It also seeks to increase public and regulatory acceptance of modern UAV or drone technology. More than 49 specialist companies from 12 European countries are expected to contribute know-how and practical support.

Included within the project scope is the research and development of innovative components and systems for airborne observation and detection, telecommunication and data processing along the electronics value-chain.

To meet ADACORSA's ambitious targets, a number of task forces has been set up, one of which will be led by CTG. The company will lead the development of electronic components for reliable and fail-operational environment perception and run one project demonstrator designed to integrate unmanned aircraft systems safely into the common European airspace and ensure they operate correctly in a multi- unmanned aircraft system environment.

Read More: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Security & Safety

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