The goal of CASCADE is to accelerate the exploitation of aerial robotics across a wide range of science and industry applications. Through fundamental research and case studies, we will advance the understanding and technologies required to allow routine operation of advanced aerial robotic systems. Common system architectures will be developed and employed together with their associated risk and reliability models. There will also be application specific technology deliverables that meet the needs of current and emerging users of aerial robots linked to the CASCADE case studies. We will shape the technological and regulatory standards upon which a safe and commercially and scientifically vibrant industry can grow.
Integration of manned and unmanned aircraft is essential in developing cohesive and efficient use of airspace. Long term use of temporary danger areas to segregate unmanned traffic is not efficient nor easily scalable. Cranfield University has submitted an Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) to the CAA for a Temporary Danger (TDA) to enable safe development of … More CASCADE applies for experimental BVLOS flight corridor (NBEC) from Cranfield Airport