ABOUT THE PROJECT
SuguS is a European Commission’s project aimed at accelerating the use of the European GNSS (E-GNSS, EGNOS and Galileo) in the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) market, putting in place the necessary means at service provision level for facilitating the operational use of E-GNSS by operators and their approval by the aviation authorities. The project will demonstrate the added value for drone operations of the measures implemented at service provision level and the new EGNSS API. Amongst those benefits are the ability to mitigate the risks of the operations and the facilitation of the mission preparation and authorization processes by the operator.
Different key objectives have been identified by EC in the ITT:
Review results of other projects/initiatives
With the objective of capitalizing previous results from other EGNSS projects which can facilitate the penetration of EGNOS and Galileo in UAS market, both for the Open and Specific categories
Identify user needs
To capture Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) service providers and operators’ needs in complex operations, including (but not limited to) Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight and urban cases.
To perform a gap analysis between the elements already implemented in EGNSS Programmes and the needs for a fast acceptance as an additional service in U-Space.
To perform impact analysis in the service provision layer for the facilitation of the use of EGNSS in U-Space and, more specifically, for the mitigation of risks in the Specific Category.
Implementation of API for EGNSS
To define and implement an Application Programming Interface (API) for EGNSS which could be called upon by UTM service providers, UAS designers or UAS systems developers, and integrated in existing commercial solutions.
Proof of Concept
To perform proof of concept by means of execution flight trials in a complex environment (Specific Category). These trials are aimed at demonstrating the added value for drone operations of the measures implemented at service provision level and the new EGNSS API.
Awareness and contribution to standardisation/regulation
To perform a set of awareness actions that will be complemented with the contribution to standardisation and regulation activities, to maximize the possibilities that the proposed services are implemented as a U-Space service.
It is important to highlight that it is needed to map one-to-one correspondence of EGNSS services/features –likely integrated with other sensor technologies– to deliver specific performance to open/specific drones for: Navigation, Surveillance, Tracking, Geo-fencing/geo-caging, E-identification.
Additionally, the EC is requesting to set up an Advisory Board (AB) with the objective of providing guidance to the project on fundamental aspects such as U-Space service provision architecture, regulatory framework, standardisation evolution, market trends, ATM/UTM integration, UAS operations, emerging technologies, etc. The Advisory Board will be composed of representatives of key stakeholders not being directly involved in the project.
everis Aerospace and defense
Take a look at the SuguS workpackages!
Today we are happy to share a video on the SUGUS project, produced to present the project itself and its outcomes. As you can see in the video, as part of the project, a new functionality has been identified as key to cover most of the identified UAS and U-Space operational needs: the GNSS Performance Read more about Sugus Project presentation and outcomes video[…]
The 6th and 7th of July, Project SUGUS performed the planned flight trials in CATEC (Villacarrillo). These trials are a proof of concept to analyse and assess the performances of the proposed EGNSS service for U-Space. The collected information is currently being analyzed to demonstrate and corroborate the benefits already partially identified during their execution. Read more about SuguS Flight Trials[…]
Last Tuesday 29 June we held the second SuguS Advisory Board meeting. The objective of the Advisory Board is to provide guidance to the project on fundamental aspects, specifically giving feedback on the basis of the outcomes that have been produced since the celebration of the first Advisory Board meeting (28/10/2020) so far, particularly the Read more about 2nd Advisory Board Celebrated[…]
By July 6th and 7th, SuguS Consortium will execute a flight trial as proof of concept to analyse and assess the performances of the implemented EGNSS service for U-Space by integrating the developed EGNSS API and demonstrate the added value of the service provision elements identified during the project. The flight trial will be held Read more about New appointments for SUGUS[…]
SuguS Consortium is pleased to announce that our 2nd Advisory Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, June 29th. The meeting is aimed at analyzing previous outcomes and collecting suggestions and recomendations for the coming flight trial. More details will be published afterwards.
Under the scope of its dissemination activities, some weeks ago the SUGUS project submitted to the IONGNSS 2021 organization the abstract of a paper on the project. We can now proudly announce that our abstract has been accepted by the technical commission, so we will enjoy a great place to present SUGUS. ION GNSS+ is Read more about SUGUS Project paper to be presented at IONGNSS 2021[…]
On February 17th 2021, the SUGUS project held a meeting with the EUROCAE WG 105 SG-62 to discuss the SUGUS impact in the development of the GNSS Guidelines that the SG-62 is preparing. During the meeting there was a general agreement on several points, like the fact that SUGUS outcomes are primarily based on facilitating Read more about EUROCAE WG 105 SG-62 Meeting[…]
The SuguS Consortium participated to the Aviation and Drones Session that took place form 14h to 16h on December 2, and had the occasion to present the project and the outcomes reached so far. […]
The last 16th Dec 2020, the SuguS Consortium participated in the last periodic meeting of EUROCAE WG-105 SG-62, presenting the project and the outcomes reached so far. […]
On November 20, 2020 TEDAE, the Spanish Association for Defence, Aeronautical and Space Technologies organized the presentation of the report “La industria de los UAS en España: retos, objectivos y hoja de ruta para impulsar al sector – vision 2030”.