• DelFly Explorer

    DelFly Explorer

    TU Delft researchers have developed the DelFly Explorer, the world’s first Micro Air Vehicle with flapping wings that can avoid obstacles by itself. The uniqueness of this achievement lies in the DelFly Explorer’s very low weight (20 […]

     
  • paparazzi lisa-s

    LISA-S: “the world’s smallest open source autopilot”

    he Micro Aerial Vehicle Laboratory at the TU Delft faculty of Aerospace Engineering has designed, built and tested the world’s smallest open source autopilot for small unmanned aircraft. A smaller – and lighter – autopilot […]

     
  • Quadshot

    Swarm of Hybrid UAVs for the Acquisition of Distributed Measurements

    A Swarm of Hybrid UAV can perform measurements in a large area. To cover this area, the drones need quite some range. However, to perform their measurements, they should be able to land anywhere. That […]

     
  • Vision Based Landing

    Intelligent Vision-based Landing System of UAVs

    Background The capability of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to perform landing task is essential for the autonomous operation, especially when they are outside line-of-sight. For autonomous landing, these vehicles need to know by themselves which areas are safe to […]

     
  • Hear and Avoid

    Hear and Avoid

    Being allowed to operate an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in operational airspace requires certification of the aircraft while guaranteeing the ability to avoid other vehicles operating in the same airspace. Humans rely on there sensory […]

     
  • DelFly

    DelFly

    In the DelFly project, we design and study autonomous flapping wing MAVs. Our approach is to always work with flying platforms that can carry payload such as a camera. On the one hand, we work […]

     
  • Micro Air Vehicles

    B. J. Pijnacker Hordijk, K. Y. W. Scheper, and G. C. H. E. de Croon, “Vertical landing for micro air vehicles using event-based optical flow,” Journal of field robotics, pp. 1-22. [Bibtex] @article {Hordijk2017, author […]

     
  • Autonomous flight of Micro to Nano Air Vehicles

    Paparazzi Lisa-S Autopilot The challenges in autonomous flight of MAVs derive from the stringent weight and power requirements of MAVs. For example, the DelFly II flapping wing MAV weighs around 16 gram, including battery, sensors, […]