C-3 to expand Motley technical features, such as varying numbers of underlying networks, and dynamic load balancing to support different types of networks, from 5G/LTE to satellite.
Arlington, VA, 05-04-2022
To contribute to the development of advanced air mobility, leading companies, universities, and research institutions as well as municipalities are joining forces under the leadership of Airbus to form the Air Mobility Initiative (AMI). This initiative, which is supported by the Free State of Bavaria and the Federal Republic of Germany, will set up a series of research projects aimed at making urban air mobility within and between cities a reality. The joint projects are centered around three main areas: electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, unmanned traffic management (UTM) services, airport & city integration including vertiports. Airbus is leading the vehicle stream together with Diehl Aerospace, University of Stuttgart and other partners. The UTM activities will deal with the safe and efficient flight of vehicles on their routes in and outside cities.
C-3 is tasked to provide the Motley software system to the AMI project. Motley will be run on AMI partners’ hardware platforms. Specifically, the airborne platform is provided by SkyFive and f.u.n.k.e. SkeyFive also provides the ground server facility. The applications Motley supports are from Droniq. C-3 will expand the Motley technical features, such as varying numbers of underlying networks, including both public/commercial networks and private networks. C-3 will introduce dynamic load balancing to support different types of networks, from 5G/LTE to satellite.
Per Airbus, work on the individual AMI projects began in January 2022. The test flights of the demonstration project will be carried out in the region around Ingolstadt. The initiative is funded with a total of €17 million from the Free State of Bavaria and €24 million from the Federal Government. Together with the industry’s own funds, this results in a total activity of € 86 million over a period of three years.
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