DELOREAN‘s main objective is to develop innovative EGNSS based solutions that respond to the increased mobility needs of people and goods, enabling efficient, sustainable, affordable and effective urban air services. In order to achieve that main objective, the following specific objectives are defined:

  • Integrate an urban testing environment for the identification, by means of real flights, of EGNSS application specific requirements for Urban Air Mobility and Urban Air Delivery through autonomous drones;

  • Test EGNSS mass-market, professional market and experimental multi-constellation and multi-frequency avionics through in-flight data, and evaluate whether existing products provide a valid operational solution;

  • Test, evaluate and quantify how distinguishing features of EGNOS and Galileo can contribute to the positioning and integrity requirements for those applications;

  • Develop innovative integrity monitoring techniques, standalone or in combination with other external sensors, to guarantee the integration of safe drone operations in Urban areas;

  • Contribute to the definition of EGNSS requirements and standards that can be used as AMC (Acceptable Means of Compliance) in the new European drone regulation, especially for the Specific category (and as a result of the application of SORA2 methodology);

  • Promote the integration of EGNSS in future standards and regulations to ensure safe navigation for Urban Air Mobility and Urban Air Delivery;

  • Develop and demonstrate EGNSS specific micro-services and procedures to support safe, efficient and secure access to airspace of Urban Air Mobility and Urban Air Delivery drones;

  • Evaluate how Urban Air Mobility could be integrated with existing Public Transport in a future Mobility as a Service ecosystem, whilst improving transport service continuity and lead to low emission;

  • Support the European Innovation Partnership on smart cities and communities (EIP-SCC), to improve urban life through EGNSS sustainable integrated solutions addressing city specific challenges; and

  • Promulgate results towards a more systemic approach to urban mobility considering not only mobility within cities (intra-city) but also between cities (inter-city) at shorter ranges or less popular routes not covered by typical commercial airliners.