In this section you can find a list of the most relevant Research and Development projects in which CATUAV has participated since 2000:

MESTRAL - 2012 to 2015

MESTRAL – 2012 to 2015

The main goal of the project MESTRAL (stands for Modelling and advanced observational tEchnologies to link tranSport processes, opTically-active constituents, and wateR light-field vAriability in a coastaL ecosystem) was to investigate the presence of small-scale transport processes in the Alfacs Bay, and how they affect the spatial patterns of optically active constituents (sediments, phytoplankton and dissolved organic matter) and the underwater light-field variability. Over three years the Marine Technology Unit (CMIMA / CSIC), directed by Jaume Piera, ...
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TCAS for Mini Drones - 2011

TCAS for Mini Drones – 2011

This project was funded in 2011 by GSA (European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency) after CATUAV won the Galileo Masters Award for the best EGNOS application. Thanks to this project CATUAV designed and developed a TCAS (Traffic Collision Avoidance System) for mini drones that took advantage of hardware already on-board the System to send the position to the other aircrafts. As mini drones are critical in weight and transponders used to be heavy an expensive, ...
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SAFEDEM - 2011 to 2014

SAFEDEM – 2011 to 2014

SAFEDEM (Space Asses For Enhanced De Mining) was a project funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) to validate the use of both satellite and drone imagery to help in the demining activities. CATUAV participated in the project with the acquisition of multispectral data in the visible, near-infrared and thermal bands. Two flight campaigns were carried out in Bosnia in partnership with the BIHMAC (Bosnia & Herzegovina Mine Action Center) in order to test the ...
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FLUXPYR - 2009 to 2012

FLUXPYR – 2009 to 2012

CATUAV and the Catalan Institute for Climate Science (IC3) closed an agreement to conduct a flight campaign to measure the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere. These flights were part of the FLUXPYR project and are intended to complement and contrast the observations of the IC3 network of atmospheric stations. CATUAV performed a special integration for the CO2 probe in the Atmos-5 UAV platform, specific calibration flights and sounding campaigns ...
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ITUMA - 2008 to 2010

ITUMA – 2008 to 2010

ITUMA (Investigación de Tecnologías para un sistema integral UAV para control del Medio Ambiente) was a project subsidized by ACCIÓ that allowed CATUAV to strengthen its technological base. This project lasted for 3 years and brought together 4 companies (Aurensis, CATUAV, Geovirtual and Pildo Labs) and 2 subcontracted public agencies (CTAE and Institut de Geomàtica). The aim was to develop and test all necessary technologies to bring Earth observation environmental drone applications into a market stage. For CATUAV ...
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