Fundamental Science and Outreach for U-space and Urban Air Mobility


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

SESAR Joint Undertaking

Programme Description

The SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking is an institutionalised European partnership between private and public sector partners set up to accelerate through research and innovation the delivery of the Digital European Sky.

Programme Details

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Fundamental Science and Outreach for U-space and Urban Air Mobility


The SESAR 3 JU has identified the following innovative research elements that could be used to achieve the expected outcomes. proposals for work on areas other than those listed below are welcome, provided they include adequate background and justification to ensure clear traceability with the R&I needs set out in the SRIA for the U-space and UAM flagship.

Detailed Call Description

  • Development of methodologies for environmental impact assessment of U-space operations. This research will help in developing methodologies and metrics for environmental impact assessment (i.e. in relation to emissions, noise and local air quality) of U-space operations (R&I need: U-space social acceptance aspects).
  • Evolution of ATM. This element will explore whether U-space can be an accelerator of the ATM innovation life cycle, facilitating faster, lower-risk adoption of new technologies or approaches (automation, AI, internet of things (IoT), cloud, etc.). This could include, for example, the use of U-space communication solutions for air–ground communications on the airport surface (to free up the VHF spectrum for use in the air), adaptation of U-space automation concepts to manned aviation (e.g. advanced automation). In terms of the evolution of ATM, the aim will be to exploit the potential use of U-space technologies and concepts for manned aviation, with a focus on exploring the potential applicability of advanced U-space services to uncontrolled airspace, in particular Class G airspace. Applications to HAOs are also be within the scope of this element (R&I need: transfer of U-space automation technology to ATM).

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Thematic Categories

  • Other Thematic Category
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation
  • Space

Eligibility for Participation

  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions

Eligibility For Participation Notes

Beneficiaries will be subject to the following additional dissemination obligations:

– Beneficiaries must make proactive efforts to share on a royalty free basis, in a timely manner and as appropriate, all relevant results with the other grants awarded under the same call.

– Beneficiaries must acknowledge and incorporate these obligations in the proposal, outlining the efforts they will make towards meeting them and in Annex I to the Grant Agreement.

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(Publish Date: 28/04/2022-for internal use only)