of a safe transport of medical goods by unmanned drones between cities and rural regions.
digitalized networking of medical logistics processes between hospitals, laboratories and pharmaceutical wholesalers in the Rhineland
how necessary U-Space services in the Droniq UTM support the security of the overall system
Project start: November 2021
Project end: October 2024
Within the project, a safe transport of medical goods by highly automated unmanned aerial vehicles is to be realized. The safe and efficient integration of the UAS into the airspace requires the integration of different data sources, electronic visibility, as well as a dedicated 5G-networked data management. Secure data handling in the course of automated integration of transports into hospital and laboratory infrastructure also represents an innovative research aspect of the project.
The use of unmanned aerial systems for the safe and rapid transport of medical goods, such as drugs and tissue samples between pharmaceutical wholesalers, laboratories and hospitals offers enormous potential for significantly improving medical care between cities and rural regions. The digitization-driven smart networking of these medical logistics processes is being driven forward in the Rhineland area, where it can save human lives.
For the successful implementation of the project, a system architecture for medical transports will be defined on the basis of a user-specific requirements analysis. Safe flight operations through efficient integration into the airspace as well as the necessary research and development of sufficient connectivity including data management are central activities. Furthermore, the extensive, automated integration into the medical operation by a MedPort as well as a flight execution on selected routes are carried out.
In cooperation between Droniq GmbH and the Institute of Flight System Dynamics at RWTH Aachen University, it will be analyzed how the U-Space services in the Droniq UTM (e.g. tracking, traffic information, capacity planning, etc.) required for the planned operations can ensure the safety of the overall system. As part of the implementation, Droniq will investigate the smooth perception of the U-Space services by flyXdrive in the interaction of hardware and software. As a result, a safe integration of the used aircraft into the airspace will be developed within the project.