Keeping drones safely fenced off

Mar. 29, 2019

Paving the way for future drone traffic increase, the Geosafe project is demonstrating geofencing, a founding services for the development of drones operation. The project is led by Thales and involves the participation and competences of Aeromapper, AirMap, Atechsys, Airmarine and SPH Engineering.

By securing the flight pattern of drones to avoid determined zones, geofencing solutions are key safety enablers. They are notably mandatory to ensure that drones do not fly in protected perimeters around critical infrastructures, such as power plants or airports. The objectives of Geosafe are to establish state-of-the-art geofencing solutions regarding U-space regulation and to propose improvements and recommendations for future geofencing system definition.

Geosafe is based on a one-year long flight-test campaign, assessing a number of commercially-available geofencing solutions in order to propose improved  geofencing system for tomorrow and technological improvements for automated drones.

“Thales is playing a leading role in shaping the autonomous world. Together with SESAR JU and the Geosafe partners, we will strengthen the foundations of drones safe and secure operations unleashing the potential of this tremendous market."

Christian Bardot, Thales VP in charge of Helicopter and UAV Avionics Business