Projects & Capabilities

The RUASRT undertakes world-leading research addressing the technical, operational, social and safety challenges associated with the uptake of UAS technologies. RUASRT conducts fundamental and applied research across the aerospace sub-disciplines. RUASRT has a reputation for delivering real world outcomes for our research partners. The research can be broadly grouped into:

UAS Flight in Turbulence

UAS Autonomy

  • Autonomous soaring (Pathplanners (kinodynamic motion planning page)
  • Autonomous localisation and Mapping
  • Obstacle detection and avoidance

Novel UAS Design

UAS Performance

UAS Operations


Platform Capabilities

MARV 1.0
MARV 2.0
Atlas Heavylift Octocopter