The future of drones

The aviation and technology sectors have undergone a revolution with new applications and technologies related to unmanned aerial systems, commonly called drones (UAS / UAV / RPAS). Not only because of the new possibilities of business and commercial activity that have opened in the civil market, both for large companies and for, especially, SMEs traditionally linked to the aeronautical sector, but also for new uses and applications that are already developing for this type of aircraft.

Agriculture, security or industry are just examples of some of the productive sectors of our economy where drone use is already being experienced and applied, but they are not the only ones and there will be many more. In CATEC we have been working since the beginning in research and development to promote the transfer of this technology to companies, as well as with civil and regulatory authorities in a new framework that helps to define and regulate flights and uses with this type of aircraft.

In this issue we talk specifically about two new milestones related to drones in which we have participated successfully and that make us look optimistically at the future of this sector. On the one hand, we have welcomed into our ATLAS Center in Villacarrillo, Jaen the first U-Space demonstration with drones in Spain, held under the DOMUS project, which has been a preliminary test before DOMUS final demonstrations to be held in September to testing a complete integration of drones into the airspace, participating with other aircraft. On the other hand, in recent months we have hosted different tests of the EGNSS4RPAS project for the standardization of unmanned aircraft at European level, which has sought to demonstrate the usefulness of the European positioning systems Galileo and EGNOS for drone operations. These tests have included a recent one carried out in the urban environment of the same town of Villacarrillo, given the proximity to our ATLAS center, and which have been another important milestone as it was the first in all of Europe that has followed the methodology included in the new European regulations of drones, recently approved .

In conclusion, we are in a sector of continuous technological advances that make the future of drones very promising, and that it must be integrated into the new national and Andalusian strategies for the aerospace sector development, although linked also to other sectors-, and articulated as a key element to continue promoting the growth of the productive fabric and the increase of the competitiveness of the industry and the economy in Spain and Andalusia.

Joaquín Rodríguez Grau
Director of CATEC

Conditions of use

Legal Terms



Rate it

CENTRO AVANZADO DE TECNOLOGÍA AEROESPACIAL (CATEC)

CIF: G91649616

Registry of Foundations of Andalusia: SE-1075

Telephone: 954179002

Fax: 954172317

Email: info@catec.aero

About the Legal Property and Copyright

The owner of this web site and its content is CENTRO AVANZADO DE TECNOLOGÍA AEROESPACIAL, hereinafter CATEC. CATEC reserves the right to modify the content of this site without notice and without limitation. The information sent to this web site or introduced through its forms must be truthful and will infringe neither the right of third parties nor the legislation currently in force. CATEC declines any contractual or extra contractual liability with the person or enterprise that had prejudice of any nature caused by computer virus or elements of any kind, as it can neither 100% guarantee the absence of virus nor the absence of other elements in the web. Terms of use of this blog CATEC offers in this web site information related with the type of activity, products and services carried out, after subscription and in terms and conditions agreed. CATEC reserves the right to update, modify or remove the information contained at newsletter.catec.aero being able to limit or not allow the access to that information. Specially, CATEC reserves the right to remove, limit or prevent the access to its web site when technical difficulties arise due to facts or circumstances out of CATEC control which, at the discretion of CATEC, reduce or cancel the security levels adopted for the right web operation.

Policy of Personal Data Protection

Some services provided at the web site can include particular conditions with specific provisions in terms of Personal Data Protection. The personal data collected will be subject to automated treatment and added to the corresponding automated files. The user guarantees that the personal data provided to CATEC are truthful and is responsible to communicate any modification of them. CATEC, as responsible of the automated file, guarantees the fully performance of the Personal Data Protection regulation and according to the Law 15/1999, representatives, participating parties, authorized people and when required guarantors of the signing corporate body, are informed and consent to incorporate their data to the automated existing file. The automated collection and treatment of the personal data aims at the maintenance of the contractual relationship with CATEC, the management, administration, provision, enlargement and improvement of the services in which the user determines to subscribe, as well as the sending by traditional and electronic means, of technical, operative and commercial information about products and services offered by CATEC. CATEC has adopted the legally established required level of security, and tries to install those additional means and techniques at its disposal in order to prevent the lose, misuse, change, not authorized access and theft of personal data provided to CATEC. However, the user must be aware that the security measures on the Internet are not impregnable. The users have recognized rights and will be able to exercise its rights of access, cancellation, rectification and opposition, as well as to be informed of the disclosure carried out contacting with CATEC. CATEC can use cookies when a user browses the web, associating only with the browser of a specific computer (an anonymous user), and do not provide itself the user's name and surname. Thanks to the cookies, it is possible that CATEC recognizes the browser of the registered users after they have registered for the first time, avoiding registering each time to access to the areas and services reserved exclusively for them. The used cookies cannot read the cookie files created by other providers. The user has the possibility to configúrate its browser to be warned on the screen of cookies reception and to prevent the set up of cookies in the hard disk.


June 15th 2011
Read 1330 times


Also in this section: