Autonomous systems testing. Photo: Mikal Schlosser and DTU Elektro

Facilities for observation technology testing, Lyngby

Autonomous Systems Test Arena

DTU Aqua has access to an arena for developing and testing surface and underwater robots.The Autonomous Systems Test Arena (ASTA) offers a world-class infrastructure for testing innovations and develop new knowledge for autonomous systems.

ASTA is the world largest indoor infrastructure (40 x 24 x 14 m) for testing mobile robot technology on land, in air, and under water and consists of a pool for underwater technologies, a 3D motion capture and tracking system and a range of robotic systems for ground, aerial and underwater operations.

ASTA was established in 2020 by DTU Elektro, DTU Aqua and DTU Space and is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

Fleet of Remote Operate Vehicles

DTU Aqua maintains and operates a small fleet of different inspection classes Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs). These platforms are used in support of teaching and research activities and complement modern acoustic, optical and chemical sensors enabling automation in coastal and open ocean monitoring operations.


Research in observation technology

DTU Aqua develops and applies novel systems for the acquisition, storage, processing and interpretation of ocean data to support research, advice, teaching and innovation.
Learn more about the research in observation technology


Patrizio Mariani
DTU Aqua
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