Workshops, Presentations and Trials

5G!Drones organizes/co-organizes several workshops, participates in conferences and delivers presentations in various events, performs trials and test as per the defined use cases. All these related communication and dissemination activities are summarized below.

Workshops

5G!Drones has organized or co-organized with other projects the following workshops.

EVENTWORKSHOP DETAILS
1IEEE WCNC2020Aerial Communications in 5G and Beyond Networks (AERCOMM) workshop, co-organized by 5G!Drones and EU-Korea PriMO-5G project, colocated with IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, 25-28 May 2020 (Virtual Conference), Beyond Connectivity: What Comes After 5G
2Online workshop“5G Experimentation Facilities and Vertical Trials: Current Status and Future Perspectives” online workshop on 14 Oct 2020. This online workshop is organised by the Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications of NCSR Demokritos (Athens, Greece), EU projects 5GENESIS and 5G!Drones and with the support of the 5G-PPP partnership.

Presentations, Poster sessions, Committees, Webinars and Panel Discussions

5G!Drones partners have participated in various events in order to promote 5G!Drones activities and achievements through presentations. The table below summarizes all presentations made by 5G!Drones partners in conferences, workshops, special sessions and info/business days.

EVENTEVENT DETAILSPRESENTATION TITLE
1EuCNC 2019EMPOWER workshop “Empowering Transatlantic Platforms for Advance Wireless Research”, 18 June 2019, Valencia, Spain5G!Drones vertical use cases and requirements
2EuCNC 2019 5G PPP ICT-19 session “Launching of Advanced 5G validation trials across multiple vertical industries and the next steps”, 21 June 2019, Valencia, Spain 5G!Drones technical overview
3Salon du Bourget, Paris Air LabCompany presentation of INVOLI partner by Mélanie Guittet and its involvement into the 5G!Drones European project in Salon du Bourget, Paris Air Lab, 21 June 2019 INVOLI and 5G!Drones
45GEVE Meeting, PisaAdlen Ksentini (Eurocom) presented 5G!Drones to 5GEVE ICT-17 partners duting theri GA meeting in Pisa, Italy, Sept 20195G!Drones Overview
5Digital Transport Days, Helsinki Dr. Jussi Haapola (University of Oulu), 5G!DRONES project coordinator, presented 5G!DRONES project and the opportunities 5G can bring to UAV transport sector ( October 9th, 2019 ). What can 5G bring to Drones?
6ITS World Congress 2019, Singapore Tero Vuorenmaa (Robots Expert) presented Urban Air Mobility requirements and 5G!Drones project in ITS World Congress in Singapore on 24 October 2019 5G!Drones
75GTNF Results and Demo Seminar, Helsinki, Finland Prof. Ari Pouttu ( University of Oulu ) presented the 5G!Drones at the poster session of 5GTNF Results and Demo Seminar in Helsinki, Finland, on 1st of November 2019. 5G!Drones Poster session
8FRUCT2019 conference Helsinki, Finland Tero Vuorenmaa (Robots Expert) presented “Is UAM ready for business?”  focused on challenges of the Urban Air Mobility and 5G!Drones as a use case of activity towards 5G connected drones, on 8 November 2019 in the FRUCT2019 conference Helsinki, Finland 5G!Drones as a use case of activity towards 5G connected drones
910th FOKUS FUSECO 2019 Forum – Berlin, Germany Dr. Lechosław Tomaszewski (Orange Poland) and Tanel Järvet (CAFA Tech) presented “5G!Drones trials – how to match UAV business cases, drone capabilities and 5G test facilities“ on 8 November 2019 in the 10th FOKUS FUSECO 2019 Forum – Berlin, Germany5G!Drones trials – how to match UAV business cases, drone capabilities and 5G test facilities
10INFOCOM WORLD CONFERENCE 2019 “Economy 4.0: Connected Future”, Athens, Greece Cosmote partner presented 5G!Drones on 26 November 2019 in the INFOCOM WORLD Conference 2019 – Athens, Greece5G!Drones: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Vertical Applications’ Trials Leveraging Advanced 5G Facilities
115GENESIS 6th GA Meeting, Berlin, Germany5G!Drones project was presented by Dr. Harilaos Koumaras (NCSR Demokritos) on 29th of November 2019 during the 6th 5GENESIS GA meeting at Fraunhofer FOKUS in Berlin, explaining how 5G!Drones will use the 5GENESIS Athens platform for the connectivity during crowded events drones use case 5G!Drones and connectivity during crowded events use case
12High Level Conference on Drones (Drone week), Amsterdam 5G!Drones partners DroneRadar and Frequentis participated at panel discussion and presented, during the EASA Technical workshop on U-Space services of the High Level Conference on Drones (Drone week) in Amsterdam on 5-6/12/2019, innovative ideas which come out of the synergy between UTM and 5G network and have applicability to 5G!Drones use cases. Panel Discussions: 5G!Drones use cases
13Remote Sensing Days 2020 Nokia partner participated at Remote Sensing Days 2020 (20-22/01/20, Helsinki, Finland) with a 5G!Drones project poster session. Poster session: 5G!Drones project
14Finnish Satellite Workshop at Remote Sensing Days 2020 Nokia partner participated at the Finnish Satellite Workshop of Remote Sensing Days 2020 (20-22/01/20, Helsinki, Finland) in a panel discussion where among others aspects of 5G!Drones were discussed. Panel discussion
15AIX & FCAO Event, Tampere University, Finland 5G!Drones partner Robots.Expert had the opportunity to present the use case of detection of wildfire using 5G network and drones at the AIX&FCAO Event (06/02/2020) at Tampere University, Finland, where the 5GDrones project was also presented in the slide deck.   5G!Drones presentation
16AERCOMM workshop, IEEE WCNC 2020 (virtual)Gokul Srinivasan from Robots Expert, 5GDrones project partner, presented “Challenges and Benefits of 5G in Urban Air Mobility” at the AERCOMM workshop, co-organized by 5G!Drones and EU-Korea PriMO-5G projects, at IEEE WCNC 2020 (virtual), 25 May 2020.Challenges and Benefits of 5G in Urban Air Mobility
17PrintoCent Webinar Series 20205G!Drones partner Juha Hannula (Nokia), presented “5G Benefits for Unmanned Moving Objects” at PrintoCent Webinar Series 2020 (online), 8 June 2020. 5G Benefits for Unmanned Moving Objects
18PX4 Developer Summit 2020 Gokul Srinivasan from robots.expert had the opportunity to present “What does it take to fly the PX4 stack on a certified aircraft?” at the PX4 Developer Summit 2020 where the 5G!Drones project was also introduced to the PX4 community and industry professionals. What does it take to fly the PX4 stack on a certified aircraft?
19ASTM International Committees, August 20205G!Drones partner robots.expert participates in the ASTM International F-38 (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) and F-39 (Aircraft Systems) committees, contributing to Standards and policies, while representing also the 5G!Drones project and adding value to the project’s standardization activities. Committees participation: 5G!Drones – standards and policies
20 InterDrone podcastGokul Srinivasan, from robots.expert, participated in the InterDrone podcast on 05/08/2020, representing 5G!Drones Project, where he had the chance to discuss and analyze topics about the UAS and UAM industry, robots.expert and the 5G!Drones project. Podcast video available here 5G!Drones – UAS and UAM
216G Research Visions Webinar SeriesDr. Harilaos Koumaras from NCSRD participated and presented in the second webinar of the 6G Research Visions Webinar Series (16 Sept 2020) which addressed the essential choices for developing preferred business of 6G in the age of platforms, ecosystems, and empowerment. The video of the event is available hereMNO Openness: The Next Business Opportunity
225G Momentum webinarrobots.expert, 5G!Drones partner, participated in the 5G Momentum webinar organized by Liikenne- ja viestintävirasto Traficom / Transport- och kommunikationsverket Traficom on Thursday 3 Sept 2020. Our team member Gokul Krishna Srinivasan talked about the challenges and benefits of 5G technology in the context of Urban Air Mobility. We also had the opportunity to briefly talk about the recent feasibility tests conducted by 5G!Drones project.Challenges and benefits of 5G technology in the context of Urban Air Mobility
23International Conference on Smart Cities, Smart Infrastructures and Smart Buildings, European Digital Week robots.expert, 5G!Drones partner, participates in the International Conference on Smart Cities, Smart Infrastructures and Smart Buildings, European Digital Week 23-24 Sept 2020, and presents how 5G technology can leverage smart cities applications, including Urban Air Mobility, V2X and other relevant use cases and also share important insights from 5G!Drones project. How 5G technology can leverage smart cities applications, including Urban Air Mobility, V2X and other relevant use cases
24U-space Concept of Operations (ConOps) webinar organized by Eurocontrol 5G!Drones partner robots.expert participated in the U-space Concept of Operations (ConOps) webinar organized by Eurocontrol (2 Oct 2020). Presentations were interesting and insightful, and led to interesting explorations and discussions about how U-space architecture can be used in the 5G!Drones project. Open discussion about how U-space architecture can be used in the 5G!Drones project
25Low Latency Conference, Photonics Applications Week 5G!Drones with robots.expert partner, participated in the Low Latency Photonics Applications Week, as a part of the Low Latency Conference, and presented verticals for 5G technology and UAVs, while insights from 5G!Drones project (6 October 2020). The video of the presentation is available here 5G Technology and Drones
265G Experimentation Facilities and Vertical Trials online workshopJussi Haapola (Oulu University), 5G!Drones coordinator, presented 5G!Drones project at the “5G Vertical Experimentation (5G-PPP ICT-19 Projects)” session of the “5G Experimentation Facilities and Vertical Trials” online workshop, co-organized by the Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications of NCSR Demokritos, 5GENESIS, 5G!Drones and 5G-PPP on Wednesday 14 October 2020. The video of the presentation is available at the official 5G!Drones YouTube channel here.5G!Drones

Field Tests and Trials

During the project lifetime, 5G!Drones partners will conduct several field tests and trials as part of the 5G!Drones use cases for meeting the set goals and objectives.

  1. CAFA Tech conducted initial field trials with DJI Mavic Pro drone and 5G smartphones, testing 5G aspects that will be used in 5G!Drones use cases. In specific,  CAFA Tech conducted tests with DJI Mavic Pro drone and 5G smartphones on 24th October 2019 in Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland. Measured Results: Stream upload: 21 Mbps and Ping: 11 ms.
  2. CAFA Tech conducted also 5G drone test flight on 1st of November 2019, in Tallinn, Estonia, at Elisa (telecom operator) 5G NSA test network using the 5G smartphone Huawei Mate 20X. Measured results: Upstream throughput: 25-47 Mbps and Ping: 8-10 ms
  3. Orange France, 5G!Drones partner, conducted an experiment of a tethered drone embedding a cellular base station based on Open Air Interface, acting as a connectivity bubble, at French championships of Windsurf in Saint-Pierre-Quiberon France, from 1st to 3rd of November, as part of 5G!Drones use case #4 (UC4) initial tests.
  4. In May 2020, NCSRD team, 5G!Drones partner, performed the first feasibility flight of a drone piloting over 5G, i.e. transmitting the C2 (Communication and Control) channel over 5G. The feasibility flight was performed using the 5GENESIS Athens 5G experimentation platform located at NCSR Demokritos campus as initial trial of the 5G!Drones Athens use case. Video of the feasibility flight available here.
  5. On June 30, 2020 5G!Drones partners NCSRD (located in Athens, Greece), CAFA Tech (located in Tallinn, Estonia) and Unmanned Life (located in Brussels, Belgium) conducted virtual feasibility tests related to 5G!Drones Use Case 4 “Drone based 5G connectivity extension” scenario. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions the tests conducted remotely. More details on the Athens feasibility tests and results here.
  6. 5G!Drones partners conducted flight trials under 5G network in Aalto and Oulu, Finland, on August 24-28 2020 for collecting preliminary inputs for 5G!Drones next developments and actions. In these tests, 5G infrastructure owners of Aalto University and Oulun yliopisto – University of Oulu, and technology companies CAFA Tech, HEPTA, NOKIA and robots.expert participated, conducting physically tests of 5G!Drones use cases UC1Sc1/UC3Sc1/UC3Sc2. More details on the Finland feasibility tests and results here.
  7. 5G!Drones partners NCSR Demokritos, Cosmote, HEPTA, CAFA  Tech, robots.expert, Municipality of Egaleo and INFOLYSiS, conducted flight trials under 5G network in Municipality of Egaleo stadium (part of 5GENESIS 5G Athens platform, Greece), on October 19-20 2020, for collecting inputs and verifying the interaction between 5G and drones under 5G!Drones use case #4 (Connectivity during crowded events)
  8. 5G!Drones partners NCSR Demokritos, Cosmote, CAFA  Tech, robots.expert and INFOLYSiS, conducted flight trials under 5G network in Cosmote Academy premises (part of 5GENESIS 5G Athens platform, Greece), on October 21 2020, for testing the offering of a better level of network services with drones under 5G and avoiding dropped calls and degraded Internet connectivity during mass events (5G!Drones use case #4 – Connectivity during crowded events).