The Aerodrome at UC San Diego is a research facility provided by the Contextual Robotics Institute to enable controlled outdoor research with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Constructed in 2017 with funding from our partners at Qualcomm and Northrop Grumman and instrumented with a motion capture system in 2022 through the generous support of the AFOSR DURIP program, the UCSD Aerodrome supports research and collaboration in autonomous flight, perception, machine learning and multi-vehicle collaboration. The facility offers a computer control room and an enclosed mesh cage, roughly 45 x 55 feet in area and 35 feet in height. The space is available to UC San Diego researchers and students. Refer to the information below for requesting access to the facility and scheduling use time.
If you are interested in using the UCSD Aerodrome, please register using the registration page below. We will be happy to grant you permission to schedule a time slot.