Operation Last-Mile: Critical Drone Delivery Testing Report

altitudes on the fly. The distance for the 15 flights was increased on average by 54% over Test 1 and the same as Test 3A. All drops were within the 10-foot target circle. No demerits were scored. Here are the results compared to the baseline of Test 1.

(All times in minutes)

Test 3B

Test 1

Manual with Dashboard

Results

Control

Difference

Number of Flights

15

15

0

Distance (total feet)

893.2

580.6

312.6

Time Ascending (Takeoff)

0.85

0.25

0.6

Time to Target

1.14

0.79

0.35

Time on Target

2.13

0.68

1.45

Time Returning

0.42

0.25

0.17

Time Descending (Landing)

0.5

0.31

0.19

Total Elapsed Time

5.04

2.28

2.76

Speed to Target (mph)

6.6

4.8

1.8

Speed Returning

14.9

15.2

-0.3

Battery Consumption

22.0%

10.7%

11.3%

It is interesting to compare tests 3A and 3B, which shared the same targets. The flights during 3A used pre-programmed flights and the 3B flights were manual. Here is the comparison.

(All times in minutes)

Test 3A

Test 3B

Pre-Programmed v Manual

Results

Results

Difference

Number of Flights

15

15

0

Distance (total feet)

893.2

893.2

0

Time Ascending (Takeoff)

0.43

0.85

-0.42

Time to Target

0.88

1.14

-0.26

Time on Target

2.58

2.13

0.45

Time Returning

0.42

0.42

0

Time Descending (Landing)

0.79

0.5

0.29

Total Elapsed Time

5.10

5.04

0.06

Speed to Target (mph)

5.8

6.6

-0.8

Speed Returning

12.8

14.9

-2.1

Battery Consumption

24.2%

22.0%

2.2%

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