ASU Drone Studio


Floor map of ASU Drone Studio


  • 10,000 ft2 (929 m2) (includes tracked space + control center)
  • Ceiling height 23 ft (7 m)
  • Impact resistant flooring
  • Drone netting partition wall

Tracked space

Control center

  • 6 high-performance Windows computers with Motive software
  • Modular networking switch setup with Power over Ethernet (PoE) for cameras

Optitrack camera and software specifications

Optitrack Prime 17W motion capture camera

Optitrack™ motion capture cameras

  • 105 OptiTrack Prime 17W
  • 70° Horizontal Field of View
  • 360 frames per second
  • 1.7 MP (1664 x 1088 image sensor resolution)
  • <0.5 mm precision
Close up of a computer screen displaying the use of the OptiTrack Motive software

Motive™ software

  • 6 high-performance Windows computers with Motive software
  • Track 6 degrees of freedom
  • Record sessions for playback in Motive
  • Live stream positional data to Robot Operating System (ROS)
  • Export data in CSV format
Close up of drone showing markers attached to it

Active and Passive Markers

OptiTrack and Motive Software are all trademarked by NaturalPoint, Inc. 

ASU Drone Studio

611 E. Orange St.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Bulldog Hall (BDH) 143/145


Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) award

Fulton Schools faculty contributions

Office of the Dean, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

ASU Drone Studio Committee

The ASU Drone Studio is managed by the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU.