On ground, full-scale testing of fixed-wing UAVs

Kristian Oluf Sylvester-Hvid

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A fixed wing drone during a test in a static setup at Danish Technological Institute

On ground, full-scale testing of fixed-wing UAVs

The Drone Propulsion Lab at the Danish Technological Institute is a testing facility for full scale static testing of smaller fixed-wing UAV systems (typically less than 25 kg MTOW). We can assist in first testing and validation of the UAV specifications, either as part of a procurement process or in a prototype development process. More specifically, we undertake the following assignments:

  • Assessment of maximum thrust, energy usage, mechanical stability, weight balancing and software robustness.
  • Test and optimization of energy all sub-systems to increase the overall energy efficiency of the propulsion system, and therefore also the endurance of the UAV.
  • Assessment of the operational resilience of the UAV when exposed to water spay/precipitation, salt aerosols, extreme temperatures, airborne particulate matter as dust or sand.
  • Highly accelerated or long-term stress testing, in terms climate, mechanical vibrations or electromagnetic interference (jamming).

Additionally, we conduct Safety assessment and personnel training in the handling and safety aspects of alternative fuels such as compressed hydrogen, handling of large arrays of batteries, and catastrophic failures in UAV battery systems.

If you are interested in the test facility, please contact senior specialist Kristian Sylvester-Hvid on +45 7220 2134 or through the contact form.