UMD UAS Test Site Operational Status

The UMD UAS Test Site is currently operating in a telework environment, as part of the state-wide response to COVID-19. To contact us, please email Contact information for individual team members can be found here.

Our pilots have experience with a range of systems, including those below.

Title Manufacturer Specifications Sensor Options
WASP AeroVironment
Length: 1.25 ft 
Wingspan: 2.375 ft 
Max weight: 14.4 lbs 
Maximum speed: 40 mph 
Endurance: 45 min
Integrated EO/IR camera payload
371-395 MHz up
1717-1840 MHz down
Puma/RQ-20A AeroVironment

Length: 56in
Wingspan: 110in
Weight (with payload): 12.9lbs
Endurance: 60-120min (temperature dependent)
Range: 20km
Maximum Speed: 46mph


Dragon Pi (modified aircraft) AeroVironment
Length: 3 ft 
Wingspan: 3.8 ft 
Max weight: 6 lbs 
Endurance: 40 min

Raspberry Pi for algorithm/software testing


Wingspan: 22’
Length: 14’ 9”
Fuel Capacity: 20 gallons
Payload Capacityt: 35lbs total at MAX GTOW
Altitude: 14000 ft MSL
Cruise Speed: 50-60 Kts
Max Speed: 65 Kts
Endurance: 7 hrs @ 6000’ / 6 hrs @ 12000’ @ Max GTOW