The European Aviation Safety Agency has issued a tender for a Horizon 2020 Research Project: Vulnerability of Manned Aircraft to Drone Strikes
The general objective of the project is to achieve a validated understanding of the outcome of potential collision of mass market drones (‘threat’) with manned aircraft (‘target’), identify and recommend drone design strategies to contain the risk that drone-aircraft collision may induce on the aircraft and its occupants, define a draft design/test standard for future drones to be put on the market within the EASA open category.
The work will include:
1) Project preparation;
2) Determination of the collision envelope;
3) Development and Validation of threat models;
4) Development and validation of models of local targets;
5) Development and Validation of collision models and synthesis report on vulnerability of manned aircraft;
6) Study the effect of collision of batteries;
7) Design and development of the ‘collision tool’;
8) Analysis and determination of design strategies for UA with low damage-inflicting potential in case of collision;
9) Recommendation for design strategies and determination of design standards and/or test standards.
Value of the contract, excluding VAT, is EUR 1.8 million and the deadline for receipts of tenders is 17 December 2019/
Tender reference number: EASA.2019.HVP.09
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