DronEx

Testing drones in extreme environmental conditions

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  • Project duration: March 2017 - December 2020
  • Project status:
    Ongoing
  • Funding:
    FESR (EU funding / Project)
  • Total project budget: €260,300.00
  • Website: https://terraxcube.eurac.edu/dronex/

Primary aim of this project is to establish a testing facility for drone flight in extreme environmental conditions. These tests will be controlled and reproducible, thanks to the facility terraXcube, where the tests will be performed. Drones will fly in an artificially reproduced scenario of multiple climatic stress factors: wind, heat, rain, snow, high altitude, etc. The obtained information will be useful for the design and development of a new drone generation, more reliable and safe.


Publications
UAS testing in low pressure and temperature conditions
Scanavino M, Avi A, Vilardi A, Guglieri G (2020)
Conference proceedings article

Conference: 2020 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS) | Athens | 1.9.2020 - 4.9.2020

More information: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9213969

https://doi.org/10.1109/ICUAS48674.2020.9213969

Project Team
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