The Drone Identity

This EngageKTN project is investigating forensic-readiness requirements of unmanned aerial systems, to help identify causes of safety and security related air traffic incidents.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (or drones) are increasingly creating challenges for managing the safety of aircraft that share the airspace with them. The collection and use of forensic data associated with drones and surrounding physical contexts is key to effective incident investigations. The research is focusing on the architecture and concept of operations for European unmanned traffic management, and the ability to preserve such vital information as evidence for forensic investigations.

We are hiring!

Our group is recruiting a Research Software Engineer to work on software development for applications including drones. The job is for a minimum of 12 months, and the application deadline is noon on 30 March, 2020 - 12:00 noon. Please check the advertisement at:



The Open University

Dr. Yijun Yu [contact]
Mr. Danny Barthaud [contact]
Prof. Bashar Nuseibeh
Prof. Blaine Price
Prof. Andrea Zisman
Prof. Arosha Bandara


Dr. Anthony P. Rushton
Dr. David L. Bush
Dr. George S. Koudis