CEN workshop to develop standardised test methodology for drone counter measure systems

European standardisation association CEN is hosting a workshop focused on unmanned aircraft systems, counter UAS, testing methodology starting with a kick-off meeting on Friday 4 August 2023. The final deliverable of this Workshop (CEN/CWA) is expected to be finalized in June 2024.

The CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) aims to develop a standardized test methodology for detection, tracking and identification of nefarious drones’ utilising countermeasure systems to protect the lower airspace. This standardized test methodology will be based upon a series of standard user-defined scenarios representing a wide set of use cases (e.g. prison & airport security, critical infrastructure protection, border security, drugs & human trafficking, etc). For these scenarios, operational needs & functional performance requirements will be extracted by end-users. Using this information, an integral test methodology will be developed that allows for a fair qualitative and quantitative comparison between different counter-UAS systems. Potential interested stakeholders to be involved in this CEN/WS are:

Representatives of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA)
Participants in related Research Projects
Representatives of UAS and C-UAS industry
Members of relevant Technical Committees (e.g. CEN/TC 471 ‘UAS’)
Representatives of DG SAFE, DG HOME.

The kick-off meeting will be held on Friday 4 August 2023. The kick-off meeting will be in CCMC but hybrid. Online access will be provided in the invitation.

All interested parties are invited to submit their registration form and the comments on the draft project plan to the workshop secretary, Cristina Popa, cristina.popa@asro.ro by 31 July 2023.

Draft project plan here

Comments and registration forms here

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