Scalable Drone Communicationsystems for U Space Areas

March 2023 - February 2025


In the research project, U-Spaces, which are drone airspaces established throughout Europe from 2023, are to be set up as real-world laboratories. Due to the high requirements for UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) mobile communication solutions in terms of transmission security and robustness, a mobile communication module is to be developed. Additionally, as BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) services and the automated and autonomous flying of drones require new operating concepts, an immersive control center is planned to be established in TiME-Lab.


The TiME-Lab is intended to be expanded into a U-Space Mission Control Center. Interfaces to USSP (U-Space Service Providers) and UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) are being developed to achieve low latencies and real-time capabilities for video processing. Additionally, a BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) demonstrator with integrated control is being developed, preceded by a user-friendly concept for intuitive operation. The emphasis is on user-friendliness, intuitive representation of airspace models, etc., and enabling simultaneous control and monitoring of up to 12 UAS by a single operator.


The emerging infrastructure can be synergistically utilized for concurrent work and subsequent projects.

Strategic potentials lie in expanding the TiME-Lab infrastructure into an interactive immersive platform, gaining access to aviation research, and focusing on teleoperated driving/flying as well as a virtual tower.

Project Consortium

Project Consortium

  • TU Berlin (Flight Guidance and Air Transport): Sensor technology for collision avoidance
  • b.r.m.: Setup and operation of three U-Space living labs, USSP
  • FLYBIONIC: Mobile communication tool
  • Fraunhofer HHI: Equipment, operation, and evaluation of test drones, U-Space mission control