Report on Airspace4All-NATS Drone Infringement Safeguarding Research

Steve Hutt • 15 November 2019
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Airspace4All has published the report on the joint Airspace4All-NATS Drone Infringement Safeguarding Research.

https://airspace4all.org/reports/drone-infringement-safeguarding-report/

Airspace4All and NATS, working together with City Airport (Manchester Barton), EJS-Aerial and the University of Manchester devised and conducted a research project to assess the real-world situational awareness potential of Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones. The research project was specifically focussed on situational awareness of drone operators and other airspace users, through the use of ADS-B technology, in the mixed UK General Aviation (GA) environment.

A flight programme was undertaken at Barton airfield with drones and GA aircraft all equipped with ADS-B transceivers (ADS-B Out & In) and traffic displays, while Barton ATS were able to observe with the aid of equipment provided as part of the separate Airspace4All GA Airfield ATS ADS-B Traffic Display Trial.