OBSERVE – Unmanned Aerial Systems

Unmanned aerial systems constitute a fast developing sector of aviation, with great potential. Smaller UAS in particular are increasingly used in Europe. Applications include commercial and security use, agri-culture, 3D mapping, disaster relief, and product delivery to general users. However, the regulatory framework in the EU is fragmented. Austrian competences include innovative drone concepts, multi sensor platforms, data processing and image recognition. Over 20 Austrian companies deal with UAS, and the number is growing.


AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria’s largest research and technology organisation. We show a static display of an unmanned aerial vehicle, which permits the situational awareness of emergency scenarios using convolutional neural networks.


Carinthia University of Applied Sciences. Innovative Unmanned Aerial System Research for Very High Resolution Environmental Monitoring and Multidimensional Change Detection. We display our current UAS research results using a wide variety of sensors. You can experience our new Web Portal “DRONE ZONE AUSTRIA” for supporting safe and legally compliant drone mission planning in Austria.


Drone Recue Systems, awarded by the European Space Agency, develops THE fast and autonomous parachute plus blackbox safety system for commercial UAVs. We show how UAVs can be used commercially in a safe manner.


The Institute of Aerospace Engineering of the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt offers a Master degree program covering all topics related to air- and space engineering. The aircraft presented is one of our projects, demonstrating the current state of an ongoing design study on the development of an autonomously operating transport drone.



Last updated : 26/03/2018