The CORUS project is part of the European SESAR program (Single European Sky ATM Research), an initiative originated by the European Commission and EUROCONTROL for the standardization, harmonization and synchronization of services within the framework of European air traffic management. In CORUS, experts from manned and unmanned aviation are working together to develop a comprehensive concept which addresses how unmanned aviation systems should be operated and guided in the lowest European airspace (U-Space) in the future.
Under the management of the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL), CORUS unites experts from the fields of manned and unmanned aviation as well as from research and science. Over the next two years, the partners will work together to develop a comprehensive concept that will serve as a reference and enable the safe interaction of all airspace users at low altitudes. Societal and social questions will also be thereby taken into account. The solutions resulting from CORUS are being developed under the aspect of the greatest possible degree of acceptance in order to enable unmanned aircraft to better exploit their potential for the economy and society in the future.
In the project, the DLR Institute of Flight Guidance will develop a methodology for the safety and risk assessment of flight scenarios. The characteristics of the flight area, such as population density and air traffic density, as well as technical and meteorological influences thereby form a particular focus. Additional safety requirements for unmanned aircraft in the lower airspace are derived from the safety assessment. In order for potential incidents to be better understood and reported, the researchers are furthermore developing guidelines and reporting procedures.
This project has received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 763551.
DLR Institute of Flight Guidance
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya