- About ReAMo
Advanced air mobility (drones or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and urban air mobility (UAM)) is expected to provide unrestricted mobility of people and goods using less energy and without human intervention, amidst demands for avoiding contact during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to enhancing operational efficiency, due to labor shortages and increased logistics volumes. The prerequisite to achieve this is to ensure the safety of advanced air mobility (AAM) while also establishing efficient flight operation through automation and autonomation. Through this project, NEDO will achieve safe, efficient, and energy-saving air mobility by developing the technologies necessary for AAM. This includes development of methods for evaluating the performance of UAS and UAM, and development of integrated traffic management for sharing airspace at low altitudes among UAS, UAM, and existing aircraft.
R&D Item 1: Development of Performance Evaluation Methods
(1) Development of method for evaluating performance of UAS (by consignment)
We will develop methods and procedures for appropriately evaluating and certifying the performance of unmanned aircraft/components, and peripheral technology, particularly for recognizing Class 1 aircraft as defined in the Civil Aeronautics Act.
(2) Development of method for evaluating performance of UAM vehicles (by consignment)
We will develop methods and procedures for appropriately evaluating and certifying the performance of unmanned aircraft/components, and peripheral technology in order to certify the airworthiness of UAM vehicles.
(3) Development of method for evaluating safety that enables one-to-many drone operation (by consignment)
We will formulate safety evaluation methods based on a summarization of risk assessment methods and other procedures necessary for enabling one-to-many drone operation by referring to flight PoC examples under Paragraph (4) of R&D Item 1.
(4) Development of constituent technologies for aircraft and systems that enable one-to-many drone operation (by subsidization)
We will develop constituent technologies for aircraft and systems to enable one-to-many drone operation, and conduct PoC of Category III and II flight of one-to-many drones.
R&D Item 2: Development of Traffic Management Technology
Study, research and development (by consignment) of optimal sharing of airspace among UAS, UAM, and existing aircraft
We will develop integrated traffic management technology for sharing airspace at low altitudes among UAS, UAM, and existing aircraft. Specifically, the architecture design will be based on a survey of trends outside of Japan and discussions among public and private councils in Japan on how flight traffic should be managed to enable airspace sharing, and the traffic management system will be designed through the use of simulators, PoC, and other means. We will also develop collision avoidance technologies using unmanned traffic management and sensors; verify the establishment of an ecosystem through operational PoCs and other means; and to support future automatic and autonomous flight operations and high-density traffic, we will develop communications, navigation, and monitoring technologies, and other technologies that support flight operations such as ground system, infrastructure, and data provision.
|R&D Item 
Development of Performance Evaluation Methods
|(1) Method for evaluating performance of UAS|
|(2) Method for evaluating performance of UAM vehicles|
|(3) Method for evaluating safety that enables one-to-many drone operation|
|(4) Method for developing constituent technologies for aircraft and systems that enable one-to-many drone operation|
|R&D Item 
Development of Traffic Management Technology
|Study and R&D of optimal sharing of airspace among UAS, UAM, and existing aircraft|
|Research item 
Investigate systems outside Japan and international standardization trends
|Research item 
Investigate overall architecture and constituent technologies
|Research item 
Report results to international community