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Research Support

The URAF provide services to departments throughout the University. We currently complete autonomous data acquisition missions across multiple discipline areas, including:

  • Environmental Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Agriculture, Food and Wine
  • Engineering and Robotics
  • Computer Science
  • Data Post Processing

Industry Partnerships

We have forged strong industry partnerships domestically and internationally through areas of both environmental and agricultural applications.

  • Natural Resource Management
  • Asset Management
  • Precision Agriculture

Education and Training

The URAF is currently seeking accreditation to provide Basic Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (certified by CASA) training to students and staff, as well as external partners. We aim to have the below training facilities in practice by the end of 2016.

  • Basic Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (2016)
  • Application-specific workshops (2016) 

We also regularly conduct workshops and training in overseas locations for international collaborators.

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Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility

Room M 05
John Davies Building
Waite Campus


T: +61 8 8313 0934
M: +61 411 524 853