CSU Drone Center

We offer consultation on drone systems, UAS project guidance, UAS piloting, assistance with UAS pilot training, liaison and navigation of FAA regulations, and as point of contact for UAS inquiries from outside the University. Further, the Center assists in authorizing flight requests at CSU and managing the Christman Airfield use for drone flights.

Autel robotics

Autel Dragonfish Demo

• Long range, ultra-modular mission ready  VTOL drone
• Hosted at Christman Airfield
• Friday, October 22, 2021
• Demonstrations start at 10:00 & 14:00
• For more information, contact Chris Robertson

  • 120-minute flight time with payload
  • 4K video with 20x stabilized optical zoom
  • 30km video transmission range
  • RGB, Thermal, Multispectral and 3rd party payload ready
  • Public safety, Fire Fighting, Energy, Traffic Management, Coastal Overwatch, and Agriculture applications
  • Dual RTK module equipped for centimeter accuracy
  • Intelligent flight modes for AI tracking, POI, terrain following, and custom mission sets
  • Ip43 composite body for weather protection
Dragonfish Demo
Dragonfish Demo

The mission of the CSU Drone Center is to remove barriers to drone-enabled research at CSU and thereby allow these applications to grow and flourish, by providing access to equipment, technical expertise, and a community of collaborating researchers internal and external to the University.

CSU Drone Policy

Colorado State University maintains a policy on UAV/drone use on CSU property.

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Flying a Drone at CSU

Flying a UAV/drone on CSU property presents a set of concerns and risks which must be mitigated before flight.  

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Christman Airfield Use

CSU’s premier UAS testing, flight, training and research site. The airfield is overseen by the CSU Drone Center and CSU Facilities.

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