Drone lab

We use drones and autonomous robots for geoscience applications, research and capacity-building projects.

Request for flights can be sent to this email gsl-itc@utwente.nl.


  • RGB - Phantom 4 Camera


    1/2.3” CMOS

    Effective pixels:12.4 M


    FOV 94° 20 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.8 focus at ∞  

    ISO Range

    100-2100 (video)

    100-1600 (photo)

    Electronic Shutter Speed

    8 - 1/8000s

    Image Size

    4000×3000 pixels

    Photo Formats

    JPEG, DNG (RAW)  

    Video Formats

    MP4, MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)  

  • Infrared - FLIR Vue Pro

    Pixel Pitch

    17 μm  


    FOV 32° X 26° 19mm

    Spectral Range

    7.5 - 13.5 μm 

    Radiometric Temperature Range

    32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C

    Image Size

    640x512 pixels

    Photo Formats

    8-Bit: JPEG, R-JPEG, TIFF

    14-Bit: TIFF  

    Video Formats

    8-Bit: MJPEG, H.264 

    14-Bit: TIFF-Seq  

    Refrash Rate


  • Multispectral - Parrot Sequoia


    16 Megapixel RGB

    Four 1.2 Megapixel monochrome sensors



    Green (550nm/40nm)

    Red (660nm/40nm)

    Red-edge (735nm/10nm)

    Near infrared (790nm/40nm)

    Sunshine sensor

    4 ambient light sensors with band-pass filters identical to those on the multispectral sensor

    Other multispectral sensor features

    IMU, 64GB memory, Magnetometer, Wi-Fi interface

    Other sunshine sensor features

    GPS/GNSS, IMU, SD card slot

  • Airborn Laser Scanner - RIEGL miniVUX-2UAV

    RIEGL miniVUX-2UAV

    To be mounted on the DJI Matrice 600 Pro.

    Laser Pulse Repetition Rate

    100KHz or 200KHz


    up to 360°

    Scan Speed

    10-100 per second

    Minimum Range


    Max Range during flight

    from 85-160m

    Max targets per pulse






  • Hyspex

    HySpex Mjolnir VS-620

    This instrument combines two cameras in one housing to provide a larger spectral range.

    Spectral Range

    400-1000nm (V-1240) 970-2400nm (S-620)

    Combined Spectral Range 


    V-1240 Spectral Channels and Sampling

    200 bands @ 3.0nm

    S-620 Spectral Channels and Sampling

    300 bands @ 5.1nm

    Combined Spectral Channels




Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) 

  • Mavic 2 Pro

    Lightweight UAV for mapping.

  • Phantom 4 Pro V2

    Lightweight UAV for mapping.

  • Phantom 4

    Lightweight UAV for photogrammetry.

  • Mavic Pro

    Lightweight UAV for photorammetry

  • Tello Edu

    Programmable microdrone for indoor use

  • Crazyflie 2.1

    Open-source programmable nano-drone for experimental use.

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  • ITC Tarot

    Mid-size drone with customizable payload (~1kg). 

  • Matrice 600 Pro

    Heavy-duty UAV for any payload up to 6kg.

  • DeltaQuad Pro Map

    Vertical take-off/landing UAV with 2.4m wingspan. Higher speed and longer range than multicopters. Customizable payload up to 1kg.

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