The Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA) is a world-leading Queensland University of Technology (QUT) research facility based in Brisbane, Australia.

Here at ARCAA we conduct research into all aspects of aviation automation, with a specific focus on autonomous technologies which support more efficient and safer utilisation of airspace and the development of autonomous aircraft and on-board sensor systems for a wide range of commercial applications. We pride ourselves on the ability to transform leading edge research concepts to flight-tested reality. Currently, and into the future, the technologies being explored at ARCAA will be integrated into civilian manned and unmanned operations, and will be implemented across a variety of sectors including agriculture; mining and resources; emergency services; building and construction; energy and creative industries. The application of automation technologies will provide time and cost efficiencies to these sectors. We are currently one of the few Australian universities to hold a UAV Operators Certificate (CASA.UOC.0466) providing us with the unique ability to flight test research concepts and to continue to collect valuable data during flight testing operations.