New Energy and Industrial Technology
Development Organization

Drones and Robots for
Ecologically Sustainable Societies project(DRESS project)

R&D Activities

Development of multipurpose UTM with multiple wireless networks.

Participants Hitachi, Ltd / National Institute of Information and Communications Technology(NICT)


【The purpose】

The purpose is to  "create opportunities of utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles which fly in large airspace safely" and "revive Japanese economy, boost restoration and realize the energy-efficient society by ensuring and operationalizing flight control technology with international advantage", by developing and operationalizing multipurpose flight control system with the use of wireless communicative networks.


【The goal】


Set flight channels over some wireles stations etc. in the Fukushima RTF etc. and Conduct flight tests beyond visual line of sight over more than 10km in consideration of application to fields such as logistics.

・Disaster Response

Assume quick grasp of situations in cases of convergence of commercial communicative networks and line disconnection on disasters, Enable flights beyond visual line of sight independent of infrastracture on land, and Conduct a trial flight of unmanned aerial vehicles utilizing wireless communicative systems which grasp flight positions of objects fliying around.



In FY2017

・Grasp needs of users, Design the system and Develop the prototype


In FY2018

・Develop each function

・Verification in the Fukushima RTF

In FY2019

・Improvement and re-verification and evaluation

・Make reports



FY2017~FY2019 (3 years)


【Development of Multipurpose UTM with multiple wireless networks,  Tests in the Fukushima RTF】

●Movie of tests in the Fukushima RTF

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