The work plan of 5D-AeroSafe has been set up based on the technical content of the work and the organisational conditions and requirements of the project. The goal has been to provide easy management through segmentation of work and a user demand-driven methodology in which users involvement has a direct impact on the subsystem implementation., for this purpose, the decided work plan structure is presented in Figure 14.
Project and IPR management is dealt with in WP1. WP2 will serve to establish the concept of operations and refine the user requirements and use cases, taking into consideration the regulatory framework and existing U-space-defined procedures and as well as flight inspection specifications, manuals and best practices… These will feed into WP6, which will cover the system requirements and specifications, and provide the overall system architecture. The architecture and system design are implemented in three technical WPs.
WP3 will build the required miniaturised CNS transceiver, and will also perform the necessary and required adaptions of the UAV platforms and integrate the appropriate sensors and cameras, in order to execute the defined use cases from WP2 during the pilot activities. WP4 is responsible for providing the CNS measurement analysis as well as the video analysis and will implement the agnostic AI algorithms for the purpose of Airport Obstacle Limitation Surfaces (OLS) and runway/waterway inspections. WP5 is dedicated to designing and building the core 5D-AeroSafe platform, providing on the one hand the appropriate interface for connection to existing and mature UTM platforms, and on the other hand integration with legacy and ATM/CDM systems wherever applicable.
WP6 will define the design and architecture of the system, and in order to keep the technical activities tight-knit, WP6 will also conduct the integration. Coordination and execution of the project pilots will also be conducted in WP6.
Finally, WP7 and WP8 will be the work packages which will perform the innovation management, exploitation and dissemination activities, and which will also manage the advisory board.
Work Package Objectives:
WP1 Objectives
The scope of WP1 is to define and to put into force the project management structure as well as the rules that ensure the coordination and management of the project, the IPR protection, the quality assurance, the collaboration between organisations and the risk management. The main goal is to ensure coordination of efforts among all the partners including Project Steering Committee (PSC), User Advisory Board (UAB) in order to guarantee the effective operations of the project, the timely delivery of the expected results, and the good quality of the project output. WP1 will monitor both internal and external flows of information and the coordination of contractual, financial and legal activities without affecting the autonomy of partners. In addition, it will provide the necessary means for the connection of the project with the external word as well as with the EC. The main objectives of WP1 are:
  • To coordinate all the management activities of the project.
  • To coordinate the contractual, financial and legal activities.
  • To interface with the EU Commission (EC), H2020 Community and other External bodies.
  • To set-up communication channels between partners and ensure the overall quality of the project.
  • To ensure the conformance of the final results to initial scope and goals of the project.
  • To monitor the project status and progress through close interaction with partners.
  • To prepare and maintain a framework for the production and delivery of project documents.
  • To prepare and maintain the internal wikis, communication tools and code repositories.
  • To perform a risk analysis and make corrective decisions if needed.
  • To organise project’s internal events such as PSC meetings, UAB meetings, and reviews
WP2 Objectives
The purpose of this work package is the following:
  • To provide the uses cases and scenario definitions for the pilots, forming the concept of operations of the system (CONOPS);
  • To determine the list of requirements and associated KPIs for the 5D-AeroSafe solution from the users’ perspective;
  • To investigate adherence to the relevant regulatory frameworks (ICAO Annex 10, ΙCAO Doc 8071, NPA 2017-05) and its application to the resulting system and to examine potential ethical/legal aspects for implementing the UTMS at airports.
The work package will also have a close link with the SESAR U-space H2020 projects (both on-going and completed) to incorporate as input these project outputs (specifically with respect to the resulting UTMS).
WP3 Objectives
The main objective of this WP is to develop the set of sensors and install them on the UAVS of the project. The sensors are all off-the shelf (their interfaces need to be adapted however) except the CNS transceiver that will be developed (miniaturised) in this WP The UAVs will also be adapted so the sensors can be physically installed and transmit their data to the GGCS. The sensors will be chosen from the use cases defined in WP2.
The project will use unmanned platforms, both multi-rotor and fixed-wing. The ITWL’s ARTAX and NEOX platforms will be adapter. These platforms meet Civil Aviation Authority requirements and do not exceed 25 kg of weight, what allows BLOS flight performance.
WP4 Objectives
The main objective of this WP is the development and implementation of the video analytics algorithms for the purpose of Airport Obstacle Limitation Surfaces (OLS) and runway/waterway inspections as well as the provision of the Inspection analysis on CNS measurements provided by UAS. The work package will design and develop sensory systems that automatically and in real-time detects and classify the scene and its elements.
The Visual Analytics will allow:
  • Provide 3D reconstruction of the runways/taxiways and water runways geometry.
  • Identify attributes such as lane markings, signs, obstacles, etc.
  • Detect static and dynamic objects in the scene.
  • Classify static and dynamic object types.
WP5 Objectives
The main objective of this WP is to develop the core platform components (RPAS, GGCS and UTM platform) and to prepare them for the integration (in WP6).
WP6 Objectives
The main objectives of this WP are:
  • To elaborate the system architecture, based on the end-users expectations and the optimised technical solutions.
  • To prepare and perform the overall system integration,
  • The integration is performed step by step (each time a component is ready and validated). There will be two versions of 5D-AeroSafe system (V1 ready at M25 and V2 ready at M30). The integration is performed in 3 steps, i.e. (1) integration of UAVs with the GGCS; (2) integration of the GGCS with the UTM platform; (3) integration of the UTM platform with the legacy systems of the airport to exchange information about the airport facilities and flights.
  • To plan and to prepare the pilots in the various locations
  • To perform the tests and trials during the pilots.
  • To assess the results from operational and technical points of view
WP7 Objectives
The main objective of this WP is to maximise the impact of the project through innovation management and exploitation-related activities. Specifically, the WP will
  • Formulate a combined exploitation plan, which will include individual exploitation plans and a road map to take the 5D-AeroSafe solution to market;
  • Develop a business plan which will guide the commercialisation of the project results;
  • Monitor closely the technologies and market in order to keep abreast of the technological developments in the aviation domain, thus ensuring the project developments always keep in line with current trends and needs.
WP8 Objectives
The main objectives of WP8 are to disseminate and communicate the results generated in 5D-AeroSafe project, in the most efficient and targeted manner, and to manage the User Advisory Board. This will be achieved with the following:
  • Raise awareness regarding the project and its outcomes to relevant stakeholders, policymakers and the research community by establishing a detailed dissemination and communication plan.
  • Promote the project dissemination and communication efforts and make results available to potential users, policy makers, research community, and other stakeholders.
  • Facilitate the networking and mutual communication both to the scientific community and the public.
  • Facilitate the engagement of the User Advisory Board members within the project.
  • Organise project events to engage relevant stakeholders and establish closer ties with them.
  • Produce dissemination and communications materials.
  • Produce high-quality videos document project trials, including interviews with key experts.
  • Identify scientific and industrial venues of dissemination and communication.

Estimated Dates



Est. Due Date

Phase 0 -Planning, Management

WP1- Project Management and IPR Management

31 May 2023

Phase 1- Requirements, Regulations, Concept of Operations:

WP2- Concept of Operations and Regulatory Framework

28 Feb 2021

Phase 2- Development and Testing

WP3 -UAV and Payload Hardware Adaptation and Implementation

30 Nov 2022

WP4- Video Analytics and CNS inspection Analysis

28 Feb 2022

WP5- Core 5D-AeroSafe Platform Development

28 Feb 2023

Phase 3-  Demonstration and Validation

WP6- 5D-AeroSafe Architecture Definition, Integration and Pilots

31 May 2023

Phase 4- Dissemination and Communication Activities, Innovation Management and Exploitation Activities

WP7- Innovation Management and Exploitation Activities

31 May 2023

WP8- Dissemination and Communication Activities, and User Advisory Board Management

30 Apr 2023