Good forecasts

For the year ended 2018 we are proud of having developed a good job and having achieved new milestones for the Andalusian aerospace and technology sector, but more importantly, it starts a new one, 2019, with the feeling that we have a very promising future ahead. Not only for our center, but for all those who participate in the aeronautical industry and the innovation environment and technological development linked to this sector, which boosts the economy in our community.

In our specific case, new horizons are opened with the participation in new European projects such as SAFEDRONE, DOMUS, RIB-AM or RIMA, all of them linked with the development and application of new technologies of unmanned systems (drones) for their integration in airspace or implementation of new advanced manufacturing systems (such as 3D printing) for the aerospace industry. Also with the organization of important events like the hosting of the II International Tournament on Emergency Service Robots of the European Robots League (ERL), which will take place in our facilities in Seville next February.

We must highlight another unprecedented milestone in Andalusia, such as the Presidency of Seville of the Community of Ariane cities for 2019, an event in which FADA-CATEC collaborates and which will mean that the city of Seville becomes the ideal showcase to demonstrate the potential of our sector and the focus of attracting investment and business opportunities to boost our companies and technology activities in the field of space, through the environment offered by the so-called New Space. This event will have a program full of activities that will also serve for the scientific dissemination of what the Space sector represents and the applications that the whole society enjoys today thanks to the development in this field.

We have, therefore, an exciting year ahead, full of good forecasts and new challenges and illusions for both the Andalusian and Spanish aerospace sector. Let us take advantage of this to continue working among all of us - industry, administrations, technological agents and social agents - to keep on growing and positioning it as one of the most relevant in the European and international environment.

Joaquín Rodríguez Grau
Director of CATEC


New “Mission Master” system developed by CATEC to carry out specific missions with UAV

This device can integrate a wide variety of board sensors and decouple the aerial platform of the systems needed to perform a concrete mission

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New “Mission Master” system developed by CATEC to carry out specific missions with UAV
CATEC continues to expand its technological applications in the area of Avionics and Systems and has improved the performance of its new "Mission Master", which makes it easy to adapt the configuration of a UAV to the specific needs of each particular application.

The use of this Mission Master offers significant advantages in applications of remote sensing, cartography and security, among others. Specifically, it can quickly integrate a wide variety of board sensors (cameras, thermal imaging, LIDAR, etc.) and decouple the aerial platform systems needed to perform the mission. In addition, the use of "Mission Master" allows components can be reused easily in different aerial platforms, and can be updated part of the system without affecting critical components of the aircraft.

Some of its features are its high processing power and storage, small size and light weight, the compatibility of hardware (Windows, Linux, VxWorks, QNX), high capacity connectivity, and easy data recording from on board sensors and synchronized with telemetry of the aircraft.

To learn more about this technology and its advantages, you can contact or visit the Avionics and Unmanned Systems area at

February 16th 2016
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