The Flying Arena is an 8×6-meter cage, 6 meters high. The arena is equipped with an OptiTrack motion acquisition system, consisting of 20 cameras, to recognize and measure the location of aerial vehicles and objects inside the arena with an accuracy of 1 mm at 200 Hz. Several multirotor drones of different size and weight are employed for aerial robotic manipulation on mock-ups of inspection and maintenance scenarios.

Venue: San Giovanni a Teduccio Complex, University of Naples Federico II, bldg. I3, gate 9, corso Nicolangelo Protopisani 70, 80146 Naples

FLYING ARENA 1
FLYING ARENA 2

 

Drone X6 Payload 10 kg
  • Drone frame x6 configuration
  • 10 kg payload
  • 50 min autonomy
  • Range 10 km
  • Class 158 cm
  • 35 km/h speed (typical) / 65 km/h (maximum)
  • Wind resistance level up to 13 m/s
  • 50 mm / 24 h rain-proof
  • -40–60 °C temperature-proof
  • Compliant with military IPC3 standards
  • Compliant with European DO-178 aviation standards
Drone x8 Payload 3 kg
  • Drone frame x8 configuration
  • 3 kg payload
  • 5-degree-of-freedom robot arm
  • Battery 1-degree-of-freedom position control
  • Class 85 cm
Drone x8 Payload 5 kg
  • Drone frame x8 configuration
  • 5 kg payload
  • 5-degree-of-freedom robot arm
  • Battery 1-degree-of-freedom position control
  • Class 100 cm
Drone L6 Payload 5 kg
  • Hexacopter drone frame in linear configuration
  • 5 kg payload
  • 6-degree-of-freedom robot arm
  • Battery 1-degree-of-freedom position control
  • Class 80 cm