PercEvite Symposium on 26 June 2020

On 26th of June, we will host a symposium on sense and avoid technologies for small drones. The Percevite Symposium will be filled with presentations and demonstrations from renowned researchers in academia and industry. Come join us in the free-online event!

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PercEvite is a European project, under the SESAR umbrella, with the goal of developing the enabling technologies for a safe drone-filled sky. This includes drone to drone communication, sensing, collision avoidance and more, all packaged in lightweight and efficient solutions. The PercEvite consortium consists of TU Delft, KU Leuven, and Parrot SA.

During the symposium, we will discuss several of the developments that have been made during the project, which is now coming to its closure, including:

  • WiFi avoidance: Beacons send out coordinates of drones to perform evasive maneuvers.
  • AoA avoidance: Angle of arrival radio measurements localize the direction of obstacles.
  • See and Avoid: A 25gm in-house stereo camera to be mounted on a tiny whoop. The stereo system is capable of identifying static and dynamic obstacles in the visible spectrum.
  • Hear and Avoid: A light weight NN helps classify other air traffic using microphones.


Keynote speaker: Giancarmine Fasano (University of Naples)

Time Schedule on 26th June 2020 Topic of the presentation
9:30 – 9:35 Welcome by Prof. Dr. Guido De Croon (Delft University of Technology) Introduction to Sense and Avoid technology for small drones
9:35 – 10:10 Presentation by Giancarmine Fasano (University of Naples) Perspectives and Challenges in Non cooperative Sense and Avoid Research
10:10 – 10:30 Presentation by Dr. Sofie Pollin (KU Leuven) Civil drones traffic management: Wireless communication for safe UAV
10:30 – 10:50 Presentation by Martin de Gourcuff (Parrot) Design and implementation of an obstacle avoidance functionality for a quadrotor
10:50 – 11:10 Presentation by Prof. Dr. Guido De Croon (Delft University of Technology) Non-collaborative sense-and-avoid for small drones
11:10 – 11:30 Presentation by Frank Vanwelkenhuyzen (Drone Matrix) 6th NeTWork – A service based AI drone network
11:30 – 11:50 Presentation by Ludovic Legros (SESAR) Status of the SESAR R&D contribution to U-space (to be finalized)
11:50 – 12:00 Concluding remarks

*Each session marked as “Presentation” lasts for 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes for Q&A with the respective speaker.