Transport and logistics 2017

Drone Centre Sweden

Asterisk, Sweden


RISE / SICS East Innova


Drone technology

What is being tested: Drone Centre Sweden is a 4-year testbed project for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and other autonomous vehicles with a focus on environmental/environmental technological applications.

What was tested

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Testbed purpose

The purpose is to develop a safe infrastructure and operations where research, development and tests, certifications, education and ,marketing of UAVs can be made.


The test environment is an airfield over Asterisk, an area with all common landscape types and activities in Europe, close to Linkoping air cluster. The area has four different zones of air traffic restriction suitable for different types of testing. Zone A is over an airfield, Zone B is a coastal environment with urban elements, Zone C is mixed terrains with e.g. forests and agriculture, and Zone D is open sea.

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Capture competitive advantages from frontier technologies

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