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October 30, 2019
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
NEC Corporation
NTT Data Corporation
Hitachi, Ltd.
Zenrin Co., Ltd.
Japan Meteorological Association
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Fukushima prefecture
Minamisoma City
Fukushima Innovation Coast Framework Promotion Organization

Successful interconnection test of a drone traffic management system with the participation of general drone operators

-29 operators conducted flight tests-

NEDO is driving a major R&D project to develop traffic management systems for drones. As part of this project, NEDO, NEC, NTT DATA, HITACHI, ZENRIN, Japan Meteorological Association, and JAXA cooperated with Fukushima Prefecture, Minamisoma City, and the Fukushima Innovation Coast Framework Promotion Organization conducted an interconnection test with a drone traffic management system for safer flights by multiple operators in shared airspace, and completed 100 flights per square kilometer per hour. In total, 29 drone operators participated in the test at the Fukushima Robot Test Field (located in Namie town, Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture)
Each participant tested interconnection with a drone traffic management system that handled information sharing among multiple drone operators relying on an Integrated Traffic Management function server installed in the operations control center of the Fukushima Robot Test Field, as well as the APIs and API connection support services of the drone traffic management system. In addition to seventeen NEDO Project members, twelve general drone operators participated in this trial. The participation of ordinary drone operators in this test proved the usefulness of the drone traffic management system and the effectiveness of security measures for interconnection.

[image]Figure 1 Interconnection Test Field
Figure 1 Interconnection Test Field

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