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eBee drone

The senseFly’s eBee is a fully autonomous and easy-to-use mapping drone. Use it to capture high-resolution aerial photos you can transform into accurate orthomosaics (maps) & 3D models. The eBee package contains all you need to start mapping: RGB camera, batteries, radio modem and eMotion software.

Key features:
  • Automatic piloting and landing
  • Ultra-portable fixed-wing with a carry case
  • Hand launch
Possible applications:
  • Collaborative navigation of aerial and land robots
  • Search and rescue missions
  • Precise mapping and 3D model creation
  • Agriculture

Technical specifications

Landing:Automatic, linear with ~5 m accuracy
Weight (incl. supplied camera & battery):Approx. 0.69 kg
Radio link range:3 km nominal (up to 8 km)
Cameras (supplied):senseFly S.O.D.A. (1” 20Mpix sensor)
Cruise speed:40-90 km/h (11-25 m/s)
Max. flight time:50 minutes
Wind resistance:Up to 45 km/h (12 m/s)
Max. flight range:33 km

Access information

Corresponding infrastructureÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Laboratory of Intelligent Systems
LocationRoute Cantonale, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Unit of accessWorking day


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However, we would like to reassure you that we will keep evaluating the proposals submitted for Trans-National Access regularly. Indeed, despite access cannot be allowed for a while, the selected users will be queued and access will take over gradually as soon as the situation will allow it. We also inform you that a special application mechanism has been settled in TERRINet to mitigate the delays that will occur due to the COVID-19.

The Open Call no. 4 is currently open: we are accepting proposals under the new mechanism called "first come, first served". Proposals are directly forwarded to the evaluation panel as soon as they are submitted. Proposals submitted closer to the deadline will be dispatched after that. The deadline for the Open Call n.4 will be on May 31, 2020.

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