8 July test flight


On the 8th of July the Mistrale consortium had a test day. The new prototype of the sensor was tested. The long range Boreal operated by L’Avion Jaune is used for that test flight. The Boreal is the RPAS that Mistrale will use in future for the larger Missions like research flights and mapping large areas for nature and water management. The boreal is able to flying for 10 hours while carrying the heavier Mistrale sensor of 1.5kg. 

The Boreal with clearly visible the down looking antenna

The Mako RPAS (developed by ENACis used to do a test flight with the test sensor (based on the SNR technique). Post-processing of the flight data from a previous test flight with this kind of sensor showed the requirement of an in-flight stabilization of the sensors. ENAC developed a system enabling the payload to rotate according to the RPAS attitude so the antenna orientation to the ground stays the same. This system has been tested in this flight.

The Mako RPAS ready for take-off

The last test flight was with the brand new Cyclone RPAS (developed by ENAC), because this was its first flight the RPAS was tested without payload. This RPAS is designed according to the user requirements about easier operations in smaller agricultural fields. The Cyclone RPAS system is developed with innovational features such as vertical takeoff and landing capabilities with transitioning to high-speed flight. The enlarged flight speed envelope gives a flexible operation possibility to the user. Thanks to the vertical takeoff and landing capability, it does not need catapult nor ‘large’ landing area. The cyclone can have a 300g payload.

The new Cyclone RPAS is prepared for take-off. 

Latest news

Sep18Mistrale in the News

The Mistrale Project is mentioned by the GSA at the Agriculture and Space Day held at the Belgian N...
Read More..

Mar30Mistrale Demo in the Netherlands

On the 11 of April Mistrale will give a demonstration with the new GNSS-R soil moister sensor. This...
Read More..

Jul25Stabilized antenna for Mistrale

For the Mako drone a stabilized antenna gimble is designed and tested, see the video below. With th...
Read More..

Jul25Cyclone demonstration

Mistrale produced a video about the field demonstration of the cyclone. A fixed wing drone with the...
Read More..

Jun15MISTRALE at the International Paris Air Show

MISTRALE will be presented at the International Paris Air Show held from 19 to 25 June 2017 at ...
Read More..

Jan23Mistrale at the Geospatial World Forum 2017

On the 25th of January there is, part of the Geospatial World Forum 2017 a dedicated session on Geo...
Read More..

Dec15Today Thursday 15 December Galileo is live.

  Galileo has now 18 operational satellites in orbit that deliver the high precision positioni...
Read More..

Dec13Measurement campaign December

Last Friday (9-12-2016) Mistrale held a measurement campaign. With excellent effort and team-work a...
Read More..

Dec13Mistrale at the Navitec 2016

Mistrale will give an presentation on the Navitec 2016 this is the 8th edition of a navigation conf...
Read More..

Nov25front page of the coordinates Journal

MISTRALE was at the front page of the Journal thanks to Laura’s and Olivier’s read the...
Read More..


This project has received funding from the European GNSS Agency under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 641606.