The ICARUS group works on the Unmanned Aircraft Systems research topic (UAS) and on the Air Traffic Management (ATM). In the UAS area the target is the development of systems that allow UAS efficient operations in the civil world. Also, the group is working on the identification of high added value applications for UAS utility demonstrator. The UAS airspace integration is also a target of the group. A short term target is to build a prototype of a UAS capable ti fly autonomously to obtain useful data for end users which are not experr on aeronautics. Technical research topics are: the aircraft, the avionics, the grouns devices, communications and the software which creates the useful service out of these systems. In the ATM area the group is proposing new operative procedures that minimize the environmental impact of the general aviation and that will not compromise the economics requirements of the airliners. Also the procedures must mantain or enhance the security of the airspace.
Nava-Gaxiola, C.A.; Barrado, C.; Royo, P.; Pastor, E. Journal of air transport management Vol. 73, num. October, p. 113-119 DOI: 10.1016/j.jairtraman.2018.08.008 Date of publication: 2018-09-07 Journal article