In order to ensure a fair and safe competition, the flight tracks of sUAS had to be monitored as accurately and with the smallest delay possible. The organizers therefore had to find solutions to the following questions:
1. How to reliably track the airborne drones in-flight?
2. How to assure correct flight path coverage and geofencing for such an urban mission profile?
In principle, and on a larger scale in future scenarios, these challenges have to be solved for every UAS Traffic Management (UTM) system, since surveillance and tracking is considered as a fundamental component of UTM systems, and therefore is consequently understood as an early component of the evolution phases – e.g. phase U2 - of U-SPACE in Europe. The UTM system needs suitable hardware to capture and transmit locations, trajectories and telemetry of sUAS.
The full report can be found here: http://www.smartrobotics.de/UTMTrackingatDMC2018.pdf