Atmos UAV originated from a university project at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering (TU Delft). The assignment was to design an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) that was able to meet the requirements in the UAV Forge Challenge, an international competition that set out to advance drone technology beyond the state of the art. This included strict design requirements, including vertical take-off, large coverage, ability to make observations on the spot, and all within a limited flight time. The team did extensive research on unmanned helicopters and aircrafts, which they eventually combined to take advantage of the best of both worlds for mapping and surveying applications.
Inspired by the practical knowledge gained through this project, encouraged by its success and with the support of the faculty of Aerospace Engineering, the project grew into the fast-growing company it is today.
It’s been 6 years already… Among multiple awards and continuous research and development projects, these are some of our major milestones:
2012: First drone worldwide to combine vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) with fixed-wing performance in a fully autonomous flight
2013: Company foundation
2014: Atmos UAV is honored on the TU Delft Wall of Fame
2015: First time Marlyn is used by the Dutch Government for mapping applications
2016: Patented design approved for high wind resistance VTOL drone
2017: Being the first surveying solution in 50 years to successfully map the tropical Silhouette island
2018: Atmos UAV raised capital to fuel further growth and expansion