Christoph Sulzbachner


Mr. Christoph Sulzbachner MSc.

Future Forces Forum Multi-domain Advanced Robotic Systems (MARS) Conference 2018 Výstava Future Forces 2018

Senior Engineer
Austrian Institute of Technology


Looking ahead for Beyond Line of Sight

Unmanned aircraft have already proven their technological and economic potential in various domains in recent years. Existing applications counter the operation of unmanned aircraft, usually through a separate airspace. However, future applications with a particularly higher degree of autonomy and beyond the line of sight will require the integration of the unmanned vehicle system into non-segregated civil airspace.

Therefore, the European regulatory authorities have established a legal and operational framework enabling the certification of unmanned aerial vehicles considering ground and air risk. In addition, there are efforts that also focus on the safe integration of unmanned systems into the civil airspace.

This presentation shows the efforts for the certification of an unmanned aerial vehicle and its integration into civil airspace

Curriculum Vitae

Christoph Sulzbachner received his MSc degrees in 2006 and 2008. The focus of his university education was on hardware and software development for real-time systems and information management in general. He joined AIT Austrian Institute of Technology in 2008. Since 2012 he is certified as PMP. Since 2013, he is vice-chair R&D in the national UAV working group. He has experience in middle to large-scale projects as he is working and managing national and European-funded projects.

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