Cristina Barrado


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Universitat Politècnica De Catalunya, Spain – On behalf of CORUS consortium

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Dr Cristina Barrado is Computer Science Engineer with a PhD in Computer Architecture for the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. Currently she is professor at this university, teaching computer programming, operating systems, avionics, ATM and Big Data. As researcher she has been participating in more than 20 projects. For the last 10 years she is working in the ICARUS research group, designing UAV with distributed payload architectures, proposing noble UAS missions, studying the integration of RPAS in the IFR airspace and currently working within the CORUS consortium to propose the ConOps of the drones flying at the very low level.


CORUS is an exploratory research project running as part of the SESAR 2020 program. CORUS is developing a Concept of Operations for U-Space. The CORUS consortium are nine organisations; DFS, DLR, DSNA, ENAV, EUROCONTROL, HEMAV, NATS, Unifly and UPC. The project aims to develop a ConOps that is both good quality and is accepted by the community. To this end the project is anchored around three workshops and three releases of the ConOps. This presentation comes shortly before the release of the second version of the ConOps and should offer a glimpse of what is in it. CORUS aim to balance the needs of the drone community with other airspace users and the general public. This presentation should be of interest to all of these groups.

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