Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Organisation University of Oulu
Project title Multi-Radio Access Technology Connectivity for Improving Safety of Drones
Applicant / Contact person Mikhaylov, Konstantin
Decision No. 341111
Decision date 03.06.2021
Funding period 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2024
Funding 240 620
Project description
The drone industry has the potential to bring tremendous economic growth, jobs, innovation, and broad societal benefits. However, by no means these benefits can be achieved at the cost of compromising public and personal safety. To address these challenges and in support of the recent pan-EU drone legislation, MRAT-SafeDrone project focuses on making the wireless connectivity for drones more dependable, secure and efficient. On this way, the project investigates the performance of the cutting edge automotive, and internet-of-things(IoT)-grade technologies for aerial use by drones and develops the theoretical and technical foundations for multi-radio access technology (MRAT) drone connectivity. We believe that the provision of multiple means of communication, in contrast to just a drone-to-pilot interface available today, will increase the awareness of the drone of its environment, support collaboration between drones, and help to prevent vastly-growing number of accidents with drones.