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AIRCARRUS - Autonomous Drone Delivery System


Aircarrus is an autonomous rapid response drone delivery system that services remote locations and or time critical events utilizing an automated ground processing station . The system is completely autonomous and requires no ground operators to launch or retrieve the delivery drone. The drone is operated through the Cloud on a GSM mobile network using our proprietary Dbotix autopilot. The drone is charged using a series of jump stations that allow it to travel long distances and load cargo automatically. AERDRON aims to study the feasibility of upgrading and adapting our existing delivery drone HL4 Herculift to increase its range and automate the charging and payload loading systems. AERDRON will also study the feasibility of using off the grid jump stations powered only by renewable green energy systems (solar/wind) to service areas with limited infrastructure. The Aircarrus project plans to leverage existing EU Commission technology programs from the Galileo GPS to the SESAR U-Space network.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/naval engineering/sea vessels
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics/autonomous robots/drones
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/automation and control systems
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/transport planning/air traffic management
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1


Plaza Mariano De Cavia 1
28007 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000