Operation Last-Mile: Critical Drone Delivery Testing Report

11 Testing Results

Forty-five people attended the event, half were Part 107 certified sUAS pilots. The weather was great for an outdoor drone exercise. There were a few periods of rain where flight operations were suspended. Day 3 had windy conditions with gusts over 20 mph.

April 7 (day): 80°, wind 6mph, humidity 40%, visibility 10 miles April 8 (day): 80°, wind 10mph, humidity 40%, visibility 10 miles April 8 (night): 65°, wind 5mph, humidity 75%, visibility 10 miles April 9: (morning): 65°, wind 10mph, humidity 70%, visibility 10 miles April 9: (afternoon): 75°, wind 15mph, humidity 45%, visibility 10 miles

Over 200 flights were flown and the 90 ​ DroneUp ​ team delivery flights were recorded in detail in the Inspire 2 log files analyzed by AirData software and by human Data Recorders. During the 90 delivery flights, one flight was aborted due to wind instability. The pilot during the one aborted flight dropped the payload near the takeoff area in a controlled drop. Of the 90 delivery flights, the ​ DroneUp ​ pilots successfully dropped the payload within a 10-foot diameter target 90 times for a 100% success rate. Successful demonstration tests included using drone thermal imagery to see humans and drones at night, using a drone as a public address system, measuring drone noise at different altitudes, and delivering a package to an automated drone package mailbox.

Test 1 Results

Test 1 was the baseline with 3 teams each delivering 5 packages for a total of 15 flights, all within VLOS. All 15 drops were within the 10-foot target circle. No demerits were scored. This chart depicts the distance, time, and speed results for the baseline. Test 1 Results will be compared to the more complicated tests to follow.

(All times in minutes)

Test 1

Test 1

Baseline

Results

Control

Difference

Number of Flights

15

15

0

Distance (total feet)

580.6

580.6

0

Time Ascending (Takeoff)

0.25

0.25

0

Time to Target

0.79

0.79

0

Time on Target

0.68

0.68

0

Time Returning

0.25

0.25

0

Time Descending (Landing)

0.31

0.31

0

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