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Drone Mission Control

Reference number
Coordinator Ericsson AB - Ericsson AB, Göteborg
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 127 936
Project duration May 2018 - June 2019
Status Completed
Venture Drones
Call Drones of the future - Drones for citizens and community

Purpose and goal

The purpose of the project was to develop a new product, Drone Mission Control - a cloud service that will provide organizations and drone pilots the ability to remotely and safely monitor and fly fleets of connected drones. Ericsson´s need was to develop a system that can be used to easily and clearly simulate, test and demonstrate workflows with fleets of drones that can consume and deliver connected services.

Expected effects and result

Vinnova´s demo days in Västervik were successful and provided good opportunities for both Airpelago and Ericsson to show the project result to the emerging Swedish drone market. Ericsson can now demonstrate their network products new underlying functionality that relates to drones in a simple and clear way. Airpelago has developed a well-functioning demonstrator. Airpelago and Ericsson will continue to collaborate within Ericsson ONE (Ericsson´s new incubation platform).

Planned approach and implementation

The Drone Mission Control project has been a collaboration within Ericsson’s Garage incubator. Airpelago has had access to Technical Expertise, Workplaces at Ericsson at Linholmen and in Linköping, as well as access to Ericsson´s test platforms within Packet Core and Expericom (a 5G test network at Lindholmen in Gothenburg). New business and collaboration contacts have been made with other participating projects in Vinnova´s Drone Call. Airpelago has received good exposure to Ericsson´s customers and participated in a number of trade fairs together with Ericsson.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 28 August 2019

Reference number 2018-01721

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