The ENAC – Groupe ADP – Sopra Steria Research Chair on Drone Systems is led by ENAC through its Foundation. Created in 2015 with an initial duration of 3 years, and renewed in 2018, it is the first chair to tackle the problem of drones integration in airspace.

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La formation des télépilotes professionnels – Tribune Air&Cosmos

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Avec Cassandra Rotily, Doctorante en Droit public (CERDACC- Université de Haute-Alsace), nous avons co-rédigé un article pour Air&Cosmos, traitant de la formation des télépilotes de drone professionnels.

2ème Forum du Conseil pour les Drones Civils : l’ambition d’une utilisation « routinière » des drones professionnels

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Retour sur le deuxième Forum du Conseil pour les Drones Civils. Article issu d’une belle collaboration avec Cassandra Rotily et Laurent Archambault.

Enquête : Quelle maîtrise des drones civils dans l’espace aérien français ?

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Nous avons reçu récemment Maud CAZABET et Marine CLETTE, étudiantes à l’École de journalisme de Toulouse, au sein de notre laboratoire Drones à l’ENAC. Maud et Marine souhaitaient rédiger un article sur l’intégration des drones dans l’espace aérien, et nous avons répondu à certaines de leurs interrogations. Ci dessous, le fruit de leur travail, qui constitue une excellente synthèse quant à la situation actuelle.

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VIDEO – World ATC Congress : highlight on the Drone Systems Chair

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The Chair presented its scientific work at the World ATM Congress in Madrid on March 12-14th, 2019, as part of the World ATC Congress. The conference, entitled “The ENAC –…

Before TCAS, there was none; now there are many

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The introduction of new CASs results in a multiplication of the number of different systems in the airspace. And this is not without consequences. During ACAS Xa integration tests, though the coordination was working perfectly, it was noted that the performances of TCAS were degraded. This highlighted the fact that CASs need not only to be able to coordinate but they also need to be interoperable.

The Taxonomy for Ground Vehicles Levels of Automation 

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The automotive world is on the verge of a revolution with vehicles reaching higher levels of automation. Automation is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as: “the use of electronic…


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