Together with our partner Leibniz Universität Hannover, we completed a flight test campaign around Ulm to verify the performance of the innovative antenna design. The antenna was developed in the frame of the Master360 research program.

During the flight test, we determined the aircraft’s heading and distance utilizing interrogation technology. To do this, our antenna on the ground sends a request for information to aircrafts and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). They then return a signal containing valuable information for tracking which may be used by Air Traffic Control (ATC).

The Master360 project goal is to develop a cooperative system for autonomous flight of UAVs. It is supported by the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz and executed with several partners including Airbus, Airbus Helicopters, ASX, BIT-TS, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt e.V., DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, funke AVIONICS, Fraunhofer FHR, Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (HAW Hamburg), Kappa optronics GmbH, and Leibniz Universität Hannover.