Companies participating in the ASPRID project, which studies innovative ways to protect airports against drone incursions as part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program, carried out a laboratory test in the form of a game exercise to validate the system operational concept.
The objective was to demonstrate that the ASPRID system has a positive impact in reacting to drone threats in the airport environment, by setting up scenarios in which real-time airport traffic simulation software tools were used, as well as than to develop a reporting environment during the project. ENAIRE air traffic controllers and experts from Aena’s Safety and Operations divisions took part in the simulations.
by means of questionnaires conducted with experts, will be evaluated taking into account human performance, the efficiency of the system and the impact on airport security.
The test was organized at the facilities of the Spanish National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA), in collaboration with SoulSoftware SRL, the Aerospace Laboratory for Innovative Components (ALI Scarl) and the Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali (CIRA).
ASPRID has developed an operational concept and system architecture to protect airport operations from unwanted drones by identifying technologies, procedures and regulations that can help the airport environment recover from any disruption as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The two-year project involves seven European entities from Spain, Italy and France, with experts in the various sectors involved: airports, research, innovation technologies, drone operations, IT, security and security.
The companies that make up the consortium are: Aena, Aerospace Laboratory for Innovative Components (ALI Scarl), Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali (CIRA), ENAIRE, National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA), Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales (ONERA ) and SoulSoftware SRL.
The ASPRID project is funded by the SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking within the framework of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement n° 892036.