To ensure a successful deployment of our technologies in the Living Labs it is important to define requirements before we start the actual tests in Eindhoven, Tartu, Oulu, Milan and Zaragoza. Through demonstrator 1 we determine the requirements to implement our solutions and approach and demonstrate them successfully.
To demonstrate the service drone deployment in an urban area and integration into the Smart City infrastructure. Important considerations to take into account are the inclusion of future-proof technology solutions and best practices in which U-Space supporting infrastructure and services are developed that may be deployed in the larger cities. Development of the Urban Air mobility infrastructure will start on the Living Labs. Multi-purpose heliports are to be deployed to serve for parking and charging of service drones. Those may be implemented in the form of smart lampposts with ‘bird-nests’ in place to charge the drone to enable long-distance delivery. The heliports may be equipped with a variety of modules so that service drones can interchange to achieve the best match for the requested mission. Heliports may be equipped with cargo bays or lockers which enable to fit in a cargo container. Surveying with the community to investigate the social perception concerning subjects like noise and added quality to their lives. The final main objective of this demonstrator is to prepare Living Labs to reduce the carbon footprint and atmospheric pollution concerning road traffic transport means:
The Living Labs has been selected ensuring they have a majority of the attributes typical to big cities. Under the UAM initiative in the Living Labs, local stakeholders gather the best practices to experiment and contribute to the development of the local UAM infrastructure that may be referenced, replicated and scaled to other cities and communities. Nordic challenges: Due to the geographical position of the City of Oulu and Tartu, local U-Space operations are exposed to severe Nordic environment conditions. The Nordic U-Space technological and operational challenges – what are those and how to tackle them to achieve safe, secure and all-weather resilient UAS technologies.