Secure and Robust Communication System for Avionics Operations and Acquisition of Payload Data for Remote Piloted Aircraft (AQUILA)

The ATI-approved AQUILA project addresses, through research and innovation, a new lightweight and high capacity communication system that is secure and robustly designed for the low cost Remote Piloted Aircraft (RPA) market, proposing new protocols for wireless enabled systems and connectivity for in-flight operations acquisition of aircraft data.  AQUILA is targeted at higher volume medium size RPAs where the growth is forecast to be the largest with this research and innovation.

Short Title: AQUILA
Project Number: 102365
Project Cost: £4,150,942
End Date: 31st May 2018
Time Horizon: Exploit
Lead Partner: Avanti Communications Limited
Attributes: Fuel Efficiency, Cost, Operational Needs & Flexibility
ATI Value Stream: Smart, Connected and More Electric Aircraft