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MIDCAS Workshop 6 Output
Minutes of the final MIDCAS Workshop are now available for download  under Documentation more...
MIDCAS Final Workshop
Final MIDCAS Workshop has been held on the 8th and 9th of Septembre in Eurocontrol Headquarters facilities in Brussels. Almost 100 participants attended these 2 days where results of the MIDCAS...more...
Midcas Flight tests campaign

Flights with a demonstrator Detect & Avoid (D&A) system integrated in the Sky-Y RPAS test bed have been conducted since December 2014 in Grazzanise, Italy. First fully automatic coupled avoidance manoeuvres were performed by the RPAS based on combined cooperativeandnon-cooperative detection as well as non-cooperative detection only and put on collision course with a manned aircraft. The MIDCAS system had full authority over the RPAS flight control system.

The formal flight test permit to perform the automatic manoeuvre was obtained using results from earlier flight tests demonstrating the readiness to safely perform such critical manoeuvres. Flight tests have covered numerous scenarios and sensor combinations bringing RPAS traffic integration a significant step closer to reality. The Detect and Avoid system tested, performs collision avoidance and traffic avoidance using data fusion for various combinations of the included detection technologies, i.e. the cooperative IFF and ADS-B equipment and the non-cooperative electro-optical, infrared and radar sensors.

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Midcas Flight tests press release

The MIDCAS (Mid Air Collision Avoidance System) consortium together with European Defence Agency (EDA) announce the completion of successfully flight-test and simulation campaigns conducted as part of the MIDCAS project. Major milestones included fully automatic avoidance manoeuvres of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) relying on fusion of non-cooperative sensors

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