The OptiTrack Motion Capture System at SDU UAS Test Center can track hundreds of markers with millimeter precision in a 665 m3 volume. The system is installed in the hangar at HCA Airport near Odense.

Use cases

  • Tracking and recording complex motion patterns of humans, drones, and robots.
  • Collaborative swarming studies.
  • Human/drone interaction studies.
  • Obstacle avoidance.
  • Indoor navigation.
  • Calibration and verification of IMU sensors and navigation systems.


The system is comprised of fourteen Optitrack 17W cameras mounted on a 12x12 meter truss that is suspended from the ceiling of the Test Center’s hangar. The installation covers an area of 144 m2 and the total effective capture volume is 665 m3 (11x11x5.5m).


For more information please visit Motion Capture System Lab at SDU UAS Test Center