EUROCAE expands participation in counter UAS working group WG-115

European standards agency EUROCAE has launched a Call for Participation to inform interested parties about activities undertaken by WG-115.

EUROCAE Working Group 115 was created end of 2019 to address the capability of countering unauthorized UAS operations around airports, focusing on the development of performance and interoperability requirements for Counter UAS systems. WG-115 is working jointly with RTCA Special Committee 238.

During plenary meeting held 22, 23 and 29 September 2020, WG-115 reached two great achievements, considering the urgent need by airport and airlines:

  • First, the plenary approved the Operational Services and Environment Definition (OSED)  for Counter-UAS in controlled airspace to enter Open Consultation. Draft ED-286 is now available for comments until 16 November 2020. Link
  • Second, the joint activity is entering a next phase that will see the development of 2 standards: a Safety and Performance Requirements (SPR) and an Interoperability Requirements (INTEROP).

The SPR will define the minimum requirements for non-cooperative UAS detection systems. The INTEROP will specify the interface within a C-UAS System and for connecting with external systems (e.g. ATM, ATC, UTM/U-space) and actors (such as Airport authorities, Law Enforcement). It will also provide requirements regarding the impact on CNS and ANSP capabilities.

On the last day of the plenary, the committee developed a workplan to finalise this phase before the end of next year.

To achive this ambitious objective, WG-115 is seeking for additional expertise and active contribution in the following fields: System Engineering, C-UAS systems manufacturer, Airport operators, ATM/UTM system manufacturers, etc. Links with the following EUROCAE Working Groups seem also essential: WG-41, WG-103, WG-105 and WG-111.

If your company is interested in a contribution to these activities, please complete the Registration form available here Link.

Deadline 2 November 2020

A working session (Webex) is planned on 10 November 2020 to share experience and start the work on those standards. Additional information will be provided in due time to registered experts and WG members.

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