The solution “Airborne and Terrestrial Situational Awareness” is composed of several individual components and tools, which are integrated into a complete system, ready to be deployed in different scenarios. DLR's optical 3K camera system is integrated into the research aircraft D-CODE, a modified Dornier Do228 with a digital autopilot, which will be operated as a remotely piloted vehicle (RPV) during the selected trials. The flight path planning and remote control will be executed by the ground control station U-Fly, which is connected to the RPV using a data link for command, control, and communication (C3). The RPV will provide aerial images and send the data over a separate payload data link to the ground system. Based on the aerial images and additional data, information layers relevant for crisis management will be derived and provided as geowebservices and map products using the resources of the ZKI-Tool. KeepOperational will combine terrestrial sensor data with the information layers derived from the aerial images and provide traffic analysis and route planning capabilities.

Crisis Cycle Phase
Overview of the Solution
Ground Control Station
Drone Demonstrator Do 228