From April 25th to May 6th the Flight Trials Campaign of RAID project has been succesfully closed. The CIRA experimental vehicle FLARE, an Optionally Piloted Vehicle realized by CIRA on a Tecnam P92 Echos-S vehicle, was used as a RPAS: both manned and unmanned aircrafts were also involved in the trials.
The following scenarios were defined to demonstrate and evaluate the impact of RPAS integration during en-route operations into unrestricted airspace of current ATM environments. During the flight trials, human factors, safety and security were evaluated in different operation conditions such as:
- RPAS Fully Automated and Augmented Autopilot modes;
- Traffic separation under Air Traffic Controllers authority, in presence of manned and unmanned intruders;
- Emergency conditions management during jamming/spoofing of the Command and Control Link;
- Cooperative traffic separation between Remote Pilot and ATCOs, by using airborne ADS_B Based DAA decision support system.
Here below the Flight Trial Campaign video:
Produced by CIRA in Grazzanise Miliraty airport, open to Civil Aviation.